Exclusive Ergonic® Modular Control Box Featured on Putzmeister Boom Pump Models 52Z-Meter and Up
Exclusive Ergonic® Modular Control Box Featured on Putzmeister Boom Pump Models 52Z-Meter and UpTechnology puts the operator in control and opens two-way communication
STURTEVANT, WI (February 1, 2008) – Putzmeister America, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Ergonic® Modular Control Box is now standard on its truck-mounted concrete boom pump models 52Z-Meter and larger.
“The addition of the modular control box to these models is exciting for our customers,” says Putzmeister America vice president of sales and marketing, Bill Dwyer. “Previously, the full scope of the Ergonic technology was only available on our 63Z-Meter model. Now, the benefits of wireless computer technology are available to a broader base.”
Putzmeister Ergonic technology is a main control system that allows the operator to set parameters that control the boom, the pump and a variety of other functions to enhance convenience, performance and overall ease-of-use.
“The Modular Control Box is what houses the Ergonic system and its modules,” notes Travis Nonn, technical service engineer for Putzmeister America.
The modules of the control box include Ergonic Pump Control System (EPS) for the pump and various operational functions, Ergonic Boom Control (EBC) and Ergonic Tele Service (ETS) for real-time remote diagnosis of computer fault codes in the field.
“The Ergonic system features EBC with OneTouch™, which many customers are familiar with,” says Nonn. “This module helps ensure minimal boom bounce while providing enhanced safety and easier control. OneTouch enables the operator to use a single joystick on the radio remote to automatically move all boom sections and slewing in tandem while keeping the end hose level and the boom within prescribed maximum and minimum heights.”
Another module of the Putzmeister Ergonic technology is EPS. EPS includes an Ergonic Graphic Display (EGD), featuring a three-inch square LCD screen which allows the operator to both view functions from the unique modular control box and change selected pump settings such as number of strokes per minute, pressure limits, truck rpm and more. This module also includes Ergonic Output Control (EOC), which automatically controls optimum engine rpm while ensuring the lowest possible fuel consumption, reduced wear and low noise levels.
“ETS is the newest Ergonic feature, allowing the Putzmeister customer support group to wirelessly access and troubleshoot any problems that may occur with the Ergonic computer systems,” notes Nonn. “With this setup, our technicians can check the Ergonic computer systems remotely anytime the truck is in PTO mode. This includes viewing software versions, engine rpm, stroke time, high pressure, pump output, e-stop, oil temperature, pressure in the boom cylinders, boom position, radio remote functions, operating hours and fault histories. Whether we’re at our headquarters or in the field, this makes addressing issues for our customers more immediate.”
The capabilities of the innovative Ergonic system will be demonstrated at ConExpo-CON/AGG 2008, March 11- 15, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Putzmeister America’s booth, #S-820.
Putzmeister America aims to integrate the Modular Control Box on the rest of their concrete truck-mounted boom pumps within the next two years.