EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. . … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Wayne Engineering, a leading manufacturer of waste collection vehicles based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, has specified Eaton Power-On-Demand™ Advanced Technology for its newest generation of refuse trucks: the Titan Eco Force Front Loader and Curbtender G4 Automated Side Loader. Using advanced Eaton technologies, these trucks provide higher productivity and lower fuel consumption—a smart combination.
A team from Eaton presented a total system solution of advanced technologies that includes the Eaton Power-On-Demand load-sensing hydraulic system. Featuring a variable displacement piston pump and smart electro-hydraulic load sense technology, the system provides the specific amount of flow and pressure required for a particular work circuit. This reduces fuel consumption by 10 percent and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 20,000 pounds per year.
Fuel economy is not the only benefit of using the Eaton Power-On-Demand system in a refuse truck; it also reduces cycle time significantly for greater productivity. Equipped with two 80cc Eaton® 420 Series pumps operating in tandem, the system coordinates dumping and packing functions for time savings of up to 20 percent. Optimized hose routings and installations using Eaton Aeroquip® Triple Crown Advantage™ hose styles and O-Ring Face Seal fitting connections reduce or eliminate leakage problems that are common to conventional hoses and SAE 37° flare fittings.
“For years, fleet managers paid little attention to fuel efficiency,” said Scott Kanne, vice president of sales and marketing, Wayne Engineering. “But with diesel at record high prices, operating costs have become as important as capital expenses.”
Built for trouble-free operation, Eaton Power-On-Demand systems incorporate durable components such as Eaton 420 Series piston pumps, Vickers CMX electro-hydraulic load-sense valves and Vickers MCD manifolds, along with Aeroquip GH493 and GH781 hose assemblies.
“Anyone can build a truck body,” Kanne said. “Eaton helped us create one with a better brain and circulatory system, and we now have the most intelligent machine on the market.”
Eaton’s Hydraulics business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.