Ergonic® 2.0 – Intelligent Control System for Sustainability, Safety and User-Friendliness
Putzmeister has focused its research and development work on a future-oriented concept for controlling truck-mounted concrete pumps. The German construction machinery manufacturer has integrated functions and technical details in hardware and software, which were developed from an ecological, economical and ergonomic perspective. For the first time, Putzmeister has started to consistently implement the Ergonic 2.0 in type 38-5 truck-mounted concrete pumps.
Putzmeister paid special attention to sustainability during the development of the Ergonic® 2.0. The so-called Ergonic® blue concept contains a package of measures designed to conserve resources, reduce emissions harmful to the environment and save materials. Significant changes that can be largely attributed to the new European standard EN 12001:2012 have also been made to improve safety. Putzmeister implemented a sophisticated sensor system and fully electronic ESC control (Ergonic® Setup Control) to guarantee permanent monitoring of the interaction between support, boom movements and pump function. Last but not least, the new system makes life easier for the machine operators. The developers from Putzmeister coordinated and tested numerous hardware and software functions together with machine operators and integrated an optimized menu navigation system. The main functions are operated in the same way, which means that the operator does not need to adapt to a new system.
Concept for greater sustainability – Ergonic® blue
A new hydraulic oil management system integrated in the control not only allows the operator to reduce the required quantity of hydraulic fluid by as much as 50 % but also use environmentally-friendly biopetroleum.
Concept for better safety – Ergonic® Setup Control (ESC)
The Directive stipulated that the interaction between the support, boom movements and pump function must be monitored permanently. The ESC (Ergonic® Setup Control) is a fully electronic integrated secured safety system developed by Putzmeister that allows simple, flexible operation according to existing guidelines and standards. In addition to the possibility of full support, Putzmeister offers a safe system for One Side Support on selected machines.
The most important innovations:
The Ergonic 2.0 radio remote control
The new remote control is extremely durable and completely sealed. The electronics were encapsulated to withstand all kinds of adverse weather conditions. A longlife battery reliably powers the remote control, while minimizing self-discharge. As an alternative, the remote control can be operated using a cable.
With Ergonic® 2.0, specific machine settings are transferred via a chip card. The radio remote control can be used for other Putzmeister truck-mounted concrete pumps simply by exchanging the chip.
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