New Epiroc v-shaped drum cutter enables energy savings of up to forty percent
Epiroc has launched the new V Cutter drum cutter that uses a v-shaped design. The design enables energy savings of up to forty percent.
"The efficiency issues connected with trenching have been met with advanced, but expensive solutions. We're pleased to present an alternative that will save time and money in virtually every aspect, from investment to energy and wear on the carrier. And it's all achieved by the angles of the drum," said Gordon Hambach, global business manager for hydraulic attachment tools at Epiroc.
The reliability and ease of use of Epiroc drum cutters have been improved with the VC 2000. Thanks to the V-shaped design, that enables a cut with a flat base, no material is left untouched between the drums. Where a regular drum cutter must move side to side to create an even trench, an approach that causes extra wear on the carrier arm, the VC 2000 can reach the same result by just going straight. It basically works like a bucket, which makes it easier to use, friendlier for the carrier, and consumes a lot less energy and time.
Features of classic Epiroc drum cutters, like the spur gears, adoptable high torque gear motor, and the QuickSnap retaining system, are all to be found in the new VC 2000. It even comes with the Pro bracket, which leads all hydraulic hoses through the centre of the extension arm and out of harm's way. Mechanical and hydraulic rotatable brackets are also available as well as a dust-preventing water spraying system. HATCON, a monitoring system that keeps track of operating hours, location, and service intervals presents that data on virtually any screen via MyEpiroc, is another option that will increase the overall effectiveness.
"Providing solutions that can help our customers reach new levels is rewarding, not the least when it comes to energy-saving and sustainability. They inspire us to constantly rethink all aspects of our offer, and [the] VC 2000 is certainly a result of that," says Hambach.