Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announces that Brightwater Manufacturing Ltd. of Christchurch, New Zealand, is equipping the world’s largest mobile cone-type rock crusher, the TC1885C mobile crusher, with Eaton products. The TC1885C is used in rock quarries
Onboard the 140-ton machine are Eaton heavy-duty Series 1 pumps that power track drive and conveyors, Vickers screw-in cartridge valves for conveyor controls, and Aeroquip hose and fittings for all fluid-conveying arteries. At the heart of the rock crusher is a sophisticated control system equipped with Eaton’s comprehensive F(x) electrohydraulic architecture.
The hydraulic system was designed and supplied by Scarlett Hydraulics Ltd., New Zealand’s largest full line Eaton distributor.
Eaton’s electrohydraulic architecture gives new capabilities to Brightwater rock crushers, which traditionally have been equipped with Eaton pumps, motors, valves, and fluid conveyance products. Eaton EFX 1624 and 1640 controllers sniff diagnostic information from the TC1885C engine’s CAN network, enabling Eaton’s accompanying CONTROL (F)x programming software to monitor and protect the engine and hydraulics, plus ensure operator safety. Adding controllers to its Eaton product lineup has enabled Brightwater to move closer to standardizing on Eaton components and a single-source hydraulics provider.