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Mecalac's Connect Energy Link coupler allows the operator to change hydraulic attachments without leaving the cab

Mecalac's new coupler features RFID technology.
Mecalac's new coupler features RFID technology.

Mecalac's new Connect Energy Link coupler is an updated version of Connect, which was recognized at the 2015 Intermat Innovation Awards for being light, integrated, easy to use and completely safe – and is evolving in 2018 with automatic connection for hydraulic attachments.

In addition to the improved productivity that results from cutting the amount of time normally spent changing attachments, another consequence is improved safety and comfort for operators, who not only no longer need to leave their workstation to connect up hydraulic attachments by hand, but also see their accident risk considerably reduced.

This patented Mecalac innovation uses RFID technology that combines a sensor fitted to the end of the Mecalac excavator's articulated arm with an electronic chip built into the hydraulic tool.

Every hydraulic tool needs specific settings. With the new Connect Energy Link coupler, attachment recognition is intuitive and immediate. Everything is automatically configured in advance from the driver's seat without the operator needing to become physically involved. There are no more hydraulic settings to manage – the Mecalac Connect Energy Link's central system takes direct control of adjusting flows/pressure.

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Parc des Glaisins 2 av. du Pré de Challes
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