Exclusive Ergonic® System Featured on Putzmeister Boom Pumps
Exclusive Ergonic® System Featured on Putzmeister Boom PumpsTechnology puts the operator in control and opens two-way communication
STURTEVANT, WI (February 16, 2009) – Initially debuted as a standard on the 63Z-Meter pump in early 2005, Putzmeister America, Inc. is pleased to announce that its full Ergonic® system is now standard on its truck-mounted concrete boom pump models 52Z-Meter and larger. The Ergonic Pump System (EPS) module is standard on models 31Z- through 47Z-Meter.
“The addition of the Ergonic system to these models is exciting for our customers,” says Putzmeister America Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bill Dwyer. “They will experience increased reliability and concrete placement performance as well as reduced equipment wear and enhanced jobsite efficiency.”
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 Ergonic system modules are housed conveniently in one location by the modular control box,” notes Travis Nonn, Technical Service Engineer for Putzmeister America.
The modules include Ergonic Pump Control System (EPS) for the pump and various operational functions, Ergonic Boom Control (EBC) and Ergonic Tele Service (ETS) for remote diagnosis of computer fault codes.
“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 stroke time, hydraulic pressure, engine 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 engine rpm, stroke time, high pressure, pump output, oil temperature, boom cylinders pressure, 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.”
For more details, contact Putzmeister America toll-free at (800) 884-7210, (262) 886-3200 or visit the company’s web site at www.putzmeister.com.