Live tiltrotator and quick coupler demonstrations the focus for Steelwrist at CONEXPO 2023
At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, Steelwrist demonstrate how the tiltrotator and the SQ fully automatic quick coupler system increases excavator efficiency along with meeting the growing team. In the interactive booth, visitors will see several new products firsthand. As visitors make their way through the festival grounds, Steelwrist products will be on display with several other major excavator manufacturers.
Steelwrist geared up to support continued growth in North America
Steelwrist entered the North American market at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in 2017. Over the past six years Steelwrist has built up the North American team which has its headquarters in Berlin, Connecticut. With the use of tiltrotators and fully automatic quick couplers growing in North America, Steelwrist has built an organization to drive sales and support users, dealers, and OEM partners.
Interactive demonstrations show off Steelwrist tiltrotators
A highlight in the Steelwrist booth will be the demonstration show featuring two different excavators equipped with SQ60 fully automatic quick couplers and X18 tiltrotators. The show will run every hour on the hour and the two machines will share the same set of work tools, including hydraulic work tools as well as buckets. As the machines are equipped with Steelwrist SQ technology the operator will be able to change between hydraulic-powered work tools such as breakers, crushers, shears, and grapples as well as mechanical work tools in only seconds without leaving the cab.
Steelwrist products presented across the CONEXPO-CON/AGG festival grounds
During the last three years, Steelwrist has seen strong growth as tiltrotator sales has increased. With this comes more interest from many different excavator manufacturers to show their machines equipped with Steelwrist products. CONEXPO visitors will be able to see a wide range of Steelwrist products on display with several major excavator manufacturers across the festival grounds.
"The fact that Steelwrist products can be found on display at CONEXPO 2023 with so many different excavator manufacturers shows that our products truly deliver on our promise of driving earthmoving efficiency," says Stefan Stockhaus, Steelwrist CEO.
Steelwrist products can be found at the following excavator manufacturers:
- CASE Construction Equipment – booth W40800
- DEVELON – booth F9153
- Hidromek – booth F8615
- Hitachi Construction Machinery – booth F8813
- Kobelco – booth F9453
- Link-Belt Excavators – booth F9227
- Sunward – booth F8841
- Volvo Construction Equipment – booth F8926
Steelwrist spreads the word about tiltrotators
At the end of 2021, Steelwrist initiated an ambassador program and started to receive applications from operators from around the world, all of them operating excavators equipped with Steelwrist products. The response was overwhelming and many applied to become a Steelwrist ambassador. In the first round, almost 30 operators from 10 different countries were selected.
In addition to operating excavators equipped with Steelwrist products, the ambassadors also have in common that they are active on one or several social media platforms. Through the ambassadors, Steelwrist can follow and see the work they perform and how they improve their efficiency and productivity using Steelwrist quick couplers, tiltrotators, and work tools.
Steelwrist extends the quick coupler and tiltrotator offering with the SQ50
The new range of SQ50 quick couplers and tiltrotators targets 7- to 13-ton excavators. Steelwrist SQ is a fully automatic oil connection technology used in quick couplers and tiltrotators on excavators to connect hydraulic work tools. Outstanding flow characteristics and competitive building height and weight are significant advantages of the SQ50. The SQ50 meets the specifications of the Open-S standard for fully automatic quick couplers.
The X12 and X14 tiltrotators are redesigned with a new top and attachment coupler in order to make it possible to upgrade from S50 to SQ50 at a later stage, even if the SQ wasn't included in the initial order.
SQ on the top side (upper coupler) of the tiltrotator for rapid change between tiltrotator and other work tools, and SQ on the bottom side (attachment coupler) of the tiltrotator will allow for rapid change between hydraulic work tools. By using SQ, tiltrotator work tools can be made less expensive as the rotation function is included in the tiltrotator.
With the introduction of the SQ50, the Qplus technology has been updated to allow for even higher flows, adding another 20 percent to flow capacity which allows users to also run the high flow requiring work tools on mid-size excavators.
SQ products that meet the demand from the demolition industry
Steelwrist's range of SQ fully automatic quick couplers includes models for excavators up to 70 tonnes. The latest addition to the range of SQ products for the demolition industry, the SQ90 quick coupler, will also be presented at CONEXPO in the Steelwrist booth.
All Steelwrist SQ products follow the global Open-S industry standard for fully automatic couplers for excavators. The ambition with the global Open-S industry standard is to give machine operators and contractors around the world the freedom to combine quick couplers, tiltrotators, and work tools from different manufacturers who follow the standard. With a common standard it is easier for industry manufacturers to continue competing with performance and functionality, and still offer customers compatibility.
"The global Open-S industry standard is good for both the machine owner and the industry as a whole. It strives to give the machine owner the freedom to choose what solution to buy and the manufacturers to focus on developing features that enhance performance and functionality of their products," says Stefan Stockhaus, Steelwrist CEO.
Steelwrist expands the tiltrotator range for excavators up to 2.5 tonnes
The installation ratio for tiltrotators on the smallest excavators is starting to grow globally. In response Steelwrist is introducing the X02, a tiltrotator suitable for 1.5- to 2.5-tonne excavators. The X02 is accompanied by a complete range of work tools resulting in increased efficiency and versatility. The X02 was first shown at bauma 2022 and has made its way to North America.
The X02 is positioned between the smallest TCX tilt coupler for machines below two tonnes and the X04 tiltrotator for excavators from 2.5 to 4 tonnes. Again, the focus with X02 has been to make a fully casted product with a good strength-to-weight ratio and low building height.
Steelwrist's range of work tools
The X02 tiltrotator is accompanied by a complete set of Steelwrist S30 work tools. In the fall of 2022, a multi-grapple was added to the work tool offering for the X02. This turns the excavator into a tool carrier that can perform work in a wide range of applications.
"With the launch of the X02 we finally complete the tiltrotator range for excavators below 2.5 tonnes. The X02 is a fantastic combination of innovation and robustness which customers have been waiting for," says Stockhaus.
After CONEXPO-CON/AGG, Christian Yanes, Steelwrist's vice president of the Americas sales region, will relocate back to Steelwrist's headquarters in Sweden and take on the role of vice president of the EMEA sales region. Richard Aulin will step into the role of vice president of the Americas sales region.
"We are very pleased to see Richard take on the role to lead the Steelwrist organization in North America with his experience and sales oriented approach I'm confident he will continue the growth journey with the team. I'm thankful for the work performed by Christian and the team laying the solid foundation for our business in North America", says Stefan Stockhaus, Steelwrist CEO.
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