New Modular Pump Control Box for Concrete Boom Pumps Announced by Putzmeister America
New Modular Pump Control Box for Concrete Boom Pumps Announced by Putzmeister AmericaFeatures Centralized Location of all Electrical Control Circuits on 24-Volt Systems
For improved performance, Putzmeister has developed a new modular pump control box to house all major control components in one centralized location. This specially designed box applies to all new Putzmeister truck-mounted concrete boom pumps equipped with
The modular box features dedicated circuit function indicators, which are color-coded making it simple to read and understand. This centralized box also provides a convenient way to view more information quickly from one ground level spot and make it easier to trouble-shoot units at a glance.
By using an integrated motherboard instead of terminal strips and connectors, a more simplified, durable and efficient operation results. Plus, this allows the time-saving benefit of replacing just one circuit card versus an entire assembly if necessary. As in the past, should a major electrical failure occur while pumping, the Putzmeister system can be run manually to finish the job. This is in sharp contrast to most competitive systems that do not provide a manual backup.
The new 24-volt systems offer increased performance and greater reliability over comparable 12-volt systems. This becomes increasingly important when electrical circuits must travel long distances, as they do on a boom pump. Plus, the 24-volt design allows new features such as the company's Ergonic Boom Control system with OneTouchTM to be easily integrated on boom pump units.
According to Putzmeister Warranty/Training Manager Dave Klapstein, "These 24-volt systems have been successfully utilized on Putzmeister boom pumps in Europe for many years. During this time, the pump control box has proven itself highly reliable with better serviceability features that make it easier to maintain and trouble-shoot. Specifically, operators and service personnel will now find the circuit indicators help them verify system functions quickly and easily."
Throughout this year, 24-volt systems with the new modular pump control box will be gradually phased into all Putzmeister core boom pump models reaching 31 to 58 meters.