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Third generation of Engcon tiltrotators feature reduced energy consumption capabilities

A tiltrotator-equipped excavator picks up a chess piece
A third-generation Engcon tiltrotator

Engcon will launch its third generation of tiltrotators in 2022. To meet future demands, the new tiltrotator system is taking steps towards sustainability by applying smart technology to reduce energy consumption and is ready for the electrification of excavators. The integrated and user-adapted system builds on Engcon's tiltrotator concept. The third generation tiltrotator system will be presented for the first time at the Norwegian trade fair Vei og Anlegg in May and production will begin in the second half of 2022.

Engcon continues to develop resource-efficient tiltrotator systems for excavators. In 2022, Engcon will introduce a third-generation of tiltrotator system for excavators. The technology is based on a newly developed type of valve in combination with smart software that collaborates with the excavator's load-sensing hydraulic system. This optimizes both the tiltrotator's functions and the excavator's movements, which leads to smoother digging. At the same time, the excavator's wear and need for maintenance also decreases.

"To meet increased demands for electrification, digitalization, security, and sustainability, we have developed a solution adapted for the future of digging. Our new tiltrotator system shows that Engcon is at the forefront of innovative solutions that drive the development forward to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and thus the climate impact of excavators," says Stig Engström, founder and owner of Engcon and the leader of the company's product development.

With an app, the third-generation tiltrotator system also enables a higher degree of individual customization in the form of improved possibilities for, among other things, connected remote diagnostics and mobile support.

In addition to the energy-efficient technology, the new EC-Oil series, the automatic quick coupler system can connect the tiltrotator and hydraulic gear automatically, without the driver having to leave the cab.

For full compatibility with modern excavator systems, Engcon also builds in a newly developed tilt and rotation sensor as standard in the third-generation product. The sensors contain one of the market's first "absolute" sensors and have a Plug & Play solution for both integrated and third-party machine control systems.

"The third generation will be our premium offering where the excavator operator gets the very latest technology as standard, while at the same time they get an energy-optimized excavator that becomes even smoother to drive," Engström comments.

The third-generation tiltrotator system will be on display at this year's fairs and production will begin in the latter part of 2022 with models EC319 for excavators 14 to 19 metric tons and EC314 for excavators 9 to 14 metric tons. The model program will then be expanded on an ongoing basis.

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