Steelwrist Tiltrotator will be available as a factory-ready option on Volvo’s EC140D (from 13 tonne) to EC300D (from 30 tonne) crawler excavators from August 2013. The development singles out Volvo Construction Equipment as the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in Europe to offer a factory fitted tiltrotator solution for both its wheeled and crawler excavator models.
The factory approved installation includes ergonomic multifunctional joysticks, colour display (for easy adjustment of tiltrotator and presentation of tilt and rotation angle) and auto tuning of tiltrotator hydraulics. The Volvo control system offers enhanced simplicity for the operator and it is also more fuel efficient - auto-tuning to ensure optimal settings for the hydraulics. Furthermore, it benefits from improved safety as it is integrated with the safety systems of the base Volvo excavator.
Volvo CE customers will benefit from the factory fitment of the Steelwrist tiltrotator system as it will standardise quality with both the titlrotator ready option and the associated electronics fully supported by Volvo Customer Solutions. Attachment Product Manager for Volvo CE Sales Region EMEA (Europe – Middle East – Africa), Gilbert Ray said: “The factory-ready option means uniform installation of the tiltrotator system. Dealers will not have to utilse workshop facilities to fit the system and customers will have the reassurance that fitment is identical time and again and fully supported by Volvo in respect of warranty and parts.”
A similar system will be available for retrofit on existing excavators in both established and new markets. “This means there will be just one system to learn, which will facilitate safe and fast roll-out,” added Mr Ray.
Since Volvo Construction Equipment selected Steelwrist AB as a preferred supplier in April 2009, Volvo dealers right across Europe have become official distributors. Since factory fit tiltrotator first became available on Volvo wheeled excavators some 18-months ago hundreds of units have been fitted on new machines for customers throughout Europe and it is expected the addition of Volvo crawler excavators will see this number multiply.
The tiltrotator system affords operators pioneering levels of bucket manoeuvrability and high end precision. The index finger roller control enables the simultaneous operation of many functions, while enhanced ergonomics reduce strain and improve operator performance. Meanwhile, dual sensors in each roller meet the safety requirements for joystick steering.
For further information please contact:
Corporate Communication Manager –
Sales Region EMEA (Europe – Middle East – Africa)
Volvo Construction Equipment,
Moorfield Road, Duxford,
Cambridge, CB22 4QX,
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 251706
Tel: +44 (0) 207 107 2003