Engcon takes next step with EC-Oil automatic quick coupler
By Steve Ducker23 March 2022
Engcon, the supplier of tiltrotators, quick couplers and advanced accessories for excavators, is set to launch its EC-Oil quick coupler system during spring 2022 on the lower quick coupler on the tiltrotator EC206 for excavators in the 4 to 6 t weight class.
The Sweden-based company says this means hydraulics, electronics, and central lubrication are connected automatically while the driver remains in the cab, increasing both efficiency and safety.
Engcon has been manufacturing tiltrotators – a flexible wrist for excavators available in sizes from 1.5 to 33 t that makes it possible to dig in several different directions and make simple tool changes – since the beginning of the 1990s.
In recent years, it has further developed the EC-Oil quick coupler system, it can connect hydraulic tools automatically, without the driver having to step out of the cab to make a manual connection of the hydraulic couplings.
During spring 2022, the comapny will launch an automatic EC-Oil quick coupler for the EC206 tiltrotator for excavators from 4 to 6 t.
After introducing EC-Oil automatic oil and electrical coupling as standard on the S40 machine hitch and the upper part of an EC206 tiltrotator for machines up to 6 t two years ago, it is now is taking a step further and introducing an EC-Oil automatic quick coupler system on the lower quick coupler.
Engcon says it will be the same concept as the larger models where the EC-Oil blocks and extra sockets are screwed into the bracket.
An additional feature on the new EC206 are that it is now possible to equip it with both tilt and rotation sensors for the machines that have machine control systems.