Q-Safe cannot be opened if the tool is off the ground. The bucket must be in contact with the ground to enable disconnection*. In other words, it's impossible to drop the bucket through unintentional opening of the quick coupler lock.
What’s more, Q-Safe enjoys threefold safety through:
EC-Oil saves time and fuel by allowing the right tool for the job to be selected and connected safely and smoothly. The operator does not have to leave the cab to change tools or disconnect the tiltrotator, as EC-Oil is used together with engcon's Q-Safe quick hitch.
The requirement for the bucket to have ground contact is a unique function. Furthermore, either the slew or boom lift function will be blocked if the bucket is not correctly connected.
The standard Q-Safe quick hitch is supplied with a warning system that alerts the operator if the bucket or tool is not in full contact with the quick hitch. For further safety, there is an optional ground pressure function. QSC – Q-Safe Control – is also available to enable safe control of the excavator and tiltrotator quick hitches through a single control panel.
A tiltrotator will make an excavator more efficient in most applications. A tiltrotator provides an excavator with entirely new flexibility and enables the operator do his work without a constant need to move the machine. This means a smaller work area need be roped off and work proceeds more quickly. A tiltrotator means more types of operation can be performed by a single machine. Examples:
All of these reduce the need for extra machines or labor and thus increase profitability
ePS stands for engcon Positioning System and is engcon's solution for connecting the excavator guidance system (e.g. Leica, Topcon, Trimble, etc.) to our tiltrotators. The customer selects the excavator guidance system that suits him best (including tilt sensor). engcon will then adapt the tiltrotator selected (EC209-EC226 & EC30) to a rotation sensor, the cab harness and a cab module. The cab module is then docked to the selected machine control system (always check with your excavator guidance system supplier to ensure compatibility with ePS).
A single excavator guidance system makes it easy for the operator to excavate correctly. It's more efficient and saves time and materials.
A tiltrotator is connected between the excavator's arm and the bucket and can be compared to a wrist that allows the operator to tilt (up to 45 degrees) and rotate the bucket or other tool infinitely in both directions. If you need extra help, you can select the grapple accessory that provides the tiltrotator with extra functions in the form of material handling. The hydraulic quick hitch beneath the tiltrotator allows you to connect any bucket or tool from the operator's position.
MIG2 is engcon's joystick for infinitely variable tiltrotator control. It has up to three rollers for stepless tiltrotator operation and up to seven buttons for connection to other functions. It's also possible to select an FNR rocker switch to control track and comfort steering.
It's engcon's second-generation tiltrotator. The first generation was developed in the beginning of 1990 and continued (in part) right up to 2015. In 2008, the EC226 was launched – the first Generation II model (suitable for excavators up to 26 metric tons). At the time, EC 226 had trailblazing technology with lubrication ducts cast into the body to allow central lubrication without bundles of hoses that had to be led everywhere, and its bearing surfaces were increased. A cast body; stronger, sealed tilt cylinder brackets, hardened tilt cylinders prepared for load holding valves; robust hose protection to prevent chafing; factory-fitted for engcon's Q-Safe quick hitch with electrical swivel, 45 degree tilt angles and preparation for a rotation sensor for the machine control system, were just some of the innovative functions presented back then which remain highly relevant today.
EC-Oil is an accessory that consists of a hydraulic manifold with hydraulics, electrical and central lubrication connections. Because EC-Oil is installed on the Q-Safe quick hitch, the combination provides fully automatic connection of hydraulic tools such as a tiltrotator, grapple, sweeper, compactor and so forth. This means the operator does not have to leave the cab to connect the tool.
The heart of System engcon is the tiltrotator. We’ve added the tools most frequently used in 90 percent of the jobs normally carried out by an excavator in the weight range between 1.5 and 33 metric tons. In addition to tiltrotators, we provide quick hitches for excavators and a broad range of deep-dig, grading and cable buckets. Stone & sorting grapples, compactors, forklift frames, grading beams, rippers and asphalt cutters are also part of the total package under the System engcon umbrella.
engcon is the only supplier who offers and manufactures a complete range of tiltrotators, control systems and tools for excavators in the 1.5 – 32 metric ton range. This guarantees the best compatibility and function. engcon also takes full responsibility for the safety of all of its products and does not need to refer to external manufacturers or suppliers in the event support is needed.
engcon has a well-established network of dealers and service partners in many countries around the world. In new markets, we take care of all matters using our own personnel.
engcon was founded in 1990 and our tiltrotator experience dates back to 1985, which means we have great expertise within our field.
engcon is a stable partner that has enjoyed great recognition and received many different enterprise awards over the years.
In other words, if you choose engcon you choose a safe, total supplier of equipment to make your excavator and operation more profitable.
Yes. Where there are sales there is service as we ensure basic training for all of our dealers to handle simpler service requirements. Should more complicated issues occur, our sales outlet will seek the help of our own technicians.
engcon also has a service concept known as ESP – engcon Service Partner. We train our ESPs and provide them with the specialist knowledge they may need in more difficult cases. What's more, all of them always have a good range of spare parts on hand.
We know how to maximize an excavator's capacity thanks to our extensive experience. Excavating with a rigid bucket is no longer profitable with today’s high productivity and precision standards.
System engcon provides contractors with a total efficiency package that makes work safer and more profitable. Using a tiltrotator as the central function together with a broad range of tools adapted to optimize your work, your excavator becomes a flexible, profitable partner.
Our customers agree that a tiltrotator makes an excavator easier to use, more flexible and up to 50 percent more efficient while also reducing the number of machine moves to a minimum, thus causing less ground damage. Reducing the number of machine moves also reduces the need to fence off areas; it means less machine wear and lower fuel consumption. Thanks to the inbuilt hydraulic quick hitch, many different tools can be connected to the excavator. What's more, because they can be tilted through 45 degrees and rotated infinitely, the excavator's areas of use increase dramatically.
Our R&D department is constantly working with requests and comments from our end-users. They are the true experts in the field who are constantly searching for new ways to increase profitability. Our products are developed and improved on this basis. The guiding principle for our R&D efforts is improved profitability for our end users.
With a GPS and a digital guidance system you have setting out details with you all the time without the need for lasers and manual handling. GPS is often used on infrastructure jobs but is getting all the more usual on small projects such as land development and water and sewerage jobs.
GPS provides information about the machine's position to the system while the bucket's position is shown in the excavator guidance system. These values are then matched to the digital drawing and the display shows how the bucket moves in relation to the drawing. At the same time, the display provides clear depth information for the excavation.
Thus measurements can be made without the need to leave the cab or wait for manual setting out. The operator is always able to see the depth of the cutting line regardless of bucket position. This reduces the need for laser measurement as the excavator guidance system provides all the information the operator needs. Changes to settings are easily made directly in the cab.
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 (cab module) is located in the cab 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.
An excavator with a tiltrotator requires less manual labor in and around its work area. When engcon's Q-Safe quick hitch is also used, safety is further enhanced as the risk of dropped tools is minimized. The use of a hydraulic quick hitch also means there is no need for the operator to get in and out of the cab to change tools, which reduces the risk of slips, trips and falls.
EC-Oil allows rapid switching between different hydraulic tools; the time saved is enormous as many tool changes take place in the course of one day.
It also makes it just as easy to connect or disconnect your tiltrotator. In the case of major soil removal jobs, or if space is too confined to work with a tiltrotator, it's possible to disconnect the tiltrotator just as quickly without having to leave the cab.
engcon has clear weight recommendations for all models and you can easily find the right tiltrotator for your excavator in our product guides on our website. You can also find the product guide here, where you can select your excavator's make and model and let us take you to the right tiltrotator.
Yes, with QSC – Q-Safe Control – which is a smart panel installed on the right in front of the operator in the cab where the lock buttons for the machine's quick coupler and the tiltrotator's quick coupler lock are brought together in a single control unit. This means the operator, regardless of the type of machine, does not have to search for lock buttons. QSC is suitable for all excavators and every make and type of quick hitch. In other words, engcon has standardized the actual control of all quick hitches, thus reducing to a minimum the risk of accidents due to incorrect operation.
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 logged fault codes 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.
Yes, for example when moving large volumes of earth or digging very narrow, deep trenches. It’s also advisable to remove the tiltrotator in jobs where extra breakout force is required. Disconnecting the tiltrotator is quick and easy if the excavator is fitted with a hydraulic quick coupler. engcon's Q-Safe quick coupler makes things extra-efficient together with the automatic connection system, EC-Oil. Tiltrotator, oil, electrical and central lubrication are then connected automatically without the need for the operator to leave the cab.
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