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DC2

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DC2 meets the new safety standard ISO 13849-1 which places high demands on all components in a control system, such as hydraulics, electronics and software. Together with engcon’s tiltrotators and Q-Safe the DC2 creates a safer and more secure working environment. DC2 offers the option of track control and wheel steering and also moving the boom. A smartphone app allows a remote control function as a complement to PC and USB cable connection.

Advantages:

  • engcon DC2 complies with the new international machine safety standard SS-EN ISO 13849-1
  • Fast assembly with all connections made using contact devices
  • Easy to get started as engcon DC2 is fitted with an automatic basic calibration function
  • The MicroConf PC-programme allows you to make fine adjustments and can instantly follow the effect of changes made when the tiltrotator is in use
  • The machine controls don’t need to be adjusted if the extra controller is used
  • The system makes a back-up of all the settings from the cab module to the aggregate module
  • Display for alarm and for making certain settings
  • Double feeder function
  • Robust design increases operational safety
  • Available as an extra or as a retro-fit
  • Option of track control, wheel steering and boom control
  • Settings control via Bluetooth and smartphone as an alternative to PC and USB cables
  • Control with up to six rollers
  • Suits most machines on the market
  • Aggregate module located in the tiltrotator

 

System engcon

What is most important for you?

  • Profitability

    System engcon, centred around the tiltrotator, saves both time and fuel.

  • Safety

    Fewer machine transits and less need for manual work increases safety at the workplace.

  • Flexibility

    The tiltrotator's ability to tilt and rotate makes the machine a good all-rounder that carries out most tasks with greater precision.

  • Efficiency

    Fewer machine movements and faster jobs mean less wear on the machine.

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FAQs

What should I consider when deciding my excavator specification?

Despite the increasing popularity of tiltrotators, many excavator manufacturers do not yet sell 'tiltrotator-ready' machines on certain markets. There are two main considerations when buying a new excavator for use with a tiltrotator - dipper length and hydraulics. Ideally, a shorter dipper should be chosen to take into account the build height of the tiltrotator. For example, if the standard dipper length is 2500mm, choose one 2000mm long so that the extra reach resulting from the addition of the tiltrotator still falls within the manufacturer's safe working range and that there is no chance of the bucket or other attachment hitting the cab when fully crowded.

The standard machine hydraulics can often be used for tiltrotator operation, but the machine controls may not be sufficiently sophisticated to fully exploit the capabilities of the attachment. Tiltrotators are usually supplied with so-called fully proportional control systems. These allow the hydraulic power to be gradually increased according to the needs of the attachment and the task to be completed, for example when pouring type 1 or concrete into a narrow area or using grabs or pallet forks. Non-proportional, or on/off systems which are generally button-operated do not allow the delicacy of control necessary for many tiltrotator operations.

If the excavator has two dual-acting proportionally controlled hydraulic circuits, then basic tiltrotator operation should be possible using the excavator's controls. A third, non-proportional circuit will be required for the tiltrotator hitch. Where a single, dual acting circuit is fitted, it is often more cost-effective to use engcon's DC2 control system which manages the hydraulic switching and flow proportionally within the tiltrotator, rather than have additional circuits fitted.

Is the DC2 proportional system suitable for all excavators?

YES

In addition to remote support, what else can I do with my smart phone connected to DC2?

Among other things, you can use it to adjust tilt and rotation speeds.

How does the tiltrotator work?

The tiltrotator is connected directly to the excavator's arm or beneath the excavator's quick hitch. The tiltrotator is then connected to the excavator's hydraulics and electrical system. Depending on the excavator's extra hydraulics, control is adapted to suit different types of control system. The most common connection takes place via a single or double-acting extra outlet on the arm and the tiltrotator is controlled by a proportional control system known as DC2. The actual control unit is located in the cab (cab module) and the tiltrotator's functions are controlled using our MIG2 – joysticks with rollers that allow the operator stepless control of the tilt, rotation and grip functions if a grapple has been selected for the tiltrotator. Signals from the joystick and the control unit are received by solenoid valves on the tiltrotator thus controlling the function selected.

Can I use my existing buckets?

The pin geometry on your existing buckets is unlikely to be compatible with the S-type coupler fitted to standard tiltrotators. Choosing a Unisafe/PUP coupler to allow you to use your existing buckets is likely to be a false economy for the simple reason that tiltrotator (s-type) buckets are designed for tiltrotator digging. Not only is the angle of the bucket optimised for tiltrotator use, but the bucket geometry (shape, size, etc.) is specific for rotational and angled digging and grading. The saving you make by choosing the S-type coupler can be re-invested in top bracket adapters to convert your existing buckets and other attachments.

If you are running hydraulic tools, you can also purchase adapter brackets EC-Oil ready, or pre-fitted with EC-Oil and thus convert your current hydraulic tools with ease for the S-type coupler.

Can I use MIG2 together with any control system other than DC2?

Yes, but it's not certain that it will be possible to operate three rollers simultaneously.

Can I get immediate support if something goes wrong with DC2?

Yes. Call one of our authorized service partners or us at engcon and we'll connect to your DC2 control system via your smartphone (Android). This lets us read off the fault codes stored to see if any circuit is broken and also adjust your control system to ensure optimal function. Download the 'Microprop' app from Google Play and you're all set for remote support.

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