Eaton boosts safety and productivity in mobile machines with boom stability control technology

Date: 9/05/2018

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of its boom stability control technology, a new system that reduces hydraulic boom oscillation up to 75 percent and boom settling time up to 90 percent. The technology improves the performance, productivity and safety of boom-equipped machinery, such as concrete pump trucks, fire rescue vehicles, aerial work platforms, hydraulically controlled cranes and agricultural sprayers, and enables active ride control for various construction equipment.

Enabled by a proprietary control algorithm and the Eaton CMA advanced mobile valve, the active damping technology uses the valve’s onboard sensing and independent metering capabilities to detect vibration and automatically stabilize the entire boom structure. Benefits include:

  • Faster boom deployment and point-to-point movement
  • Enhanced placement accuracy
  • A safer environment for those working from or around the boom
  • Overall increased productivity for faster project completion

“Our boom stability technology delivers a whole new level of control, which we believe will be standard on next-generation boom-equipped platforms,” said Mike Rannow, engineering specialist, Hydraulics, Eaton. “In addition to performance and productivity gains, this technology has the potential to reduce labor costs, decrease component wear and maintenance downtime and enable the use of lighter, less costly boom structures.”

Eaton’s boom stability control is highly applicable for off-highway equipment such as wheel loaders, excavators, backhoes and telehandlers. Utilizing the same active damping technology, the algorithm can predict and smooth roading disturbances, which improves operator comfort, enables increased driving speeds and minimizes loss of material.

Boom stability control requires minimal hardware and wiring on the boom. It integrates with Eaton or original equipment sensors and controllers, maintains machine safety and manual override features and is fully configurable and tunable to the desired feel and performance.

To learn more about Eaton’s boom stability control technology, visit Eaton.com/BSC.

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com.



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