EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Wastech Engineering P/L of Hallam, Victoria, Australia, has selected Eaton® components to increase automation and control on its EVO31 refuse trucks, resulting in almost effortless front-lift functionality.
The trucks are equipped with a complete Eaton F(x)™ advanced electrohydraulic system, featuring an electronic controller, display screen, joystick, screw-in cartridge valves, and hose and fittings.
Eaton’s innovative mobile platform-based controller effectively manages the main control valve under varying voltages, making the trucks more stable.
The Eaton F(x) solution utilizes a Controller Area Network (CAN) joystick that is especially applicable to commercial vehicles in a far simpler design and provides a “fail safe” operation that is inert to voltage fluctuations. By reading CAN information from the truck engine’s electronic control unit, the system generates important data about the truck’s operation and thereby enables the operator to respond as needed.
“With total control of the truck’s hydraulic and electrohydraulic systems, Eaton components have helped Wastech offer a much smoother operating truck,” said Mark Newson, Eaton sales engineer.
Another innovative element of the system is Eaton’s VFX 100m 10.4-inch touch-screen control panel, which Eaton adapted to accept four camera feeds.
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, systems and services 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.