Kinshofer’s fully automatic quick-change system allows operators to change hydraulic attachments quickly, safely and efficiently from inside the cab.
(Kinshofer Group photo)
Kinshofer Group will showcase selection of new and recently updated products at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020. The group's new booth, located at F2732, Festival Grounds, will provide the perfect stage for an international audience to see Kinshofer's creative strength and depth, first hand.
"As a market-leading, global manufacturer of crane, excavator, loader, dozer and skid steer attachments, the Kinshofer Group consistently develop innovative, yet proven, product ranges with a reputation for the highest levels of performance, reliability and safety — all meeting the demands of a constantly changing industry," said Francois Martin, general manager, Kinshofer North America. "Our booth at ConExpo-Con/AGG will feature multiple products from each of our four tool groups: Demolition & Recycling tools, Truck Crane tools, Heavy Construction tools and Light Construction tools."
Kinshofer's booth at ConExpo-Con/AGG will feature both static and live-action exhibits. Live demonstrations will occur every hour on the hour and during peak audience times.
Attachments to be exhibited include:
Heavy Construction Tools
Tiltrotators (TR14NOX): One of the most technologically advanced tools for excavators — no cylinders to get caught or damaged working in confined spaces, no drop-off in power due to a smooth, constant torque delivery, a 50-degree tilt angle on both sides and the largest range of specialist tiltrotator attachments available from a single manufacturer — making it a highly efficient addition to any job site.
Displayed alongside the TR14NOX (for machines with an operating weight of 14 to 19 tons) there also will be two smaller model sizes, new to the range — the TR07NOX and TR11NOX, sharing the same compact design. Plus, a new NOXPROP CSP control system will be on display, featuring self-calibration, a single touch screen and multiple connection options as well as a memory function for several operator profiles.
Coupler, bucket, thumb combo (X-Lock Coupler, GB bucket with thumb): This specially created, 3-in-1 combination includes an X-Lock coupler, general bucket and thumb attachment as a set. Pick up different pin sizes and turn your machine into a multi-functional carrier. The general buckets are ideal for all digging and excavation works in mild to moderate soils, as well as loading or refilling sand, gravel and soil. The low design ensures a high tear and breakout forces, while the attached thumb provides secure retention of material.
Light Construction Tools
KSB Hydraulic Breakers (KSB10): The KSB breaker-series, for excavators from 0.5 to 12 tons, benefits from a distinctive "monobloc" design, manufactured in a single piece and without any tie rods — a feature that makes the structure extremely durable and resistant to leverage during operation.
The breakers all work with nitrogen inertial energy recovery — a gas that provides greater machine power and less stress on the excavator arm.
Traditionally, breakers with nitrogen energy recovery require frequent recharges, but with the new KSB-range's special sealing system, the charge-life can be increased by up to 300 percent. The series offers stability in nitrogen pressure while remaining tolerant to back pressure. The distinctive sealed casing design also is sound-proofed, emitting low noise levels during operation. A tapered shape also ensures enhanced visibility during operation, allowing the operator to work close to walls and other structures, according to the manufacturer.
Tilt Couplers (TC14): Experience and innovation have led to the development of yet another advanced tool — cylinderless rotary actuators. This range covers excavators with an operating weight 1.5 to 23 tons and allows for a tilting angle of 2x90 degree. In combination with Kinshofer tilt buckets or quick coupling systems, the application options for the carrier machine are greatly increased. The compact, elliptic tilting drive results in a low overall height and width; it also runs in a permanent oil bath, meaning less maintenance and the closed system also makes working underwater possible.
Pallet forks (KM420): Pallet fork for loader cranes with self-leveling, adjustable height and tines — the KM420 incorporates the spring-loaded center of gravity style top arm with the versatility of various lower sections. Handling loads up to 6,000 lbs., the pallet fork is capable of a wide variety of lifting tasks.
Universal forks (KM461): Wallboard fork for loader cranes with a load capacity up to 6,000 lbs. — a universal fork that provides a safe and efficient method for delivering sheets of building materials. The tilt cylinder and Kinshofer rotator ensure accurate positioning, while a hinged lower section allows sheets of wallboard to be safely lifted, folded into a vertical position and clamped between the tines and frame, preventing any sliding during handling. Security is assured even in the event of dropping pressure due to the SUN counterbalance valve that prevents the fork from opening unintentionally.
Demolition & Recycling Tools
SmartFlow Quick Coupler System (D-Lock Quick Coupler with SmartFlow): A new proprietary, fully automatic, retrofittable, hydraulic quick coupler system, bringing significant benefits to customers in multiple markets. Five hydraulic circuits can be coupled comfortably, allowing you to change quickly, safely and efficiently between various mechanical and hydraulic attachments from inside the cab. Advantages include a low-maintenance operation and a maximum high oil-flow, which in-turn bring improved carrier machine fuel consumption and associated enviro-friendly benefits.
KFX Hydraulic Breakers (KFX120): The KFX breaker series, for excavators from 8 to 200 tons, provides a powerful, high-performance, robust and reliable breaker, suitable for any type of excavator and on any single-acting hydraulic system; they also are suitable for hydraulic systems with high back pressure.
Two adjustable valves come as standard: a control valve on the breaker cylinder allows the operator to adjust the number of blows generated while a second valve allows the adjustment of the working pressure from 2,320 to 2,900 psi. An anti-blank firing system avoids blank firing when the breaker is not in contact with surface rock.
Working in tunnels, or even underwater, also is made possible through the addition of optional air tubes. The KFX breaker-series is available with a range of five different breaker chisel types, suitable for penetrating a variety of surface structure.
DXS Mobile Shears (DXS50): The DXS mobile shear has been engineered to deliver a scrap shear with maximum force, excellent speed and the lowest weight ratio to deliver the best levels in performance across everyday use in scrap and demolition environments, according to the manufacturer.
This robust tool can be used for a wide variety of tasks, including demolition, scrap processing and tire recycling. The DXS Shear is equipped with DemaPower 2.0 hydraulic cylinder technology, delivering 25 percent more power than conventional cylinders of the same size, yet with faster cycle times.
For more information, visit www.kinshofer.com.