Engcon Updates its DC2 Control System for Tiltrotators

April 17, 2020
Person demonstrating smartphone app and display
Tomas Wall of Engcon demonstrates the updated machine control app.

Engcon has updated its DC2 proportional (digging) control system for tiltrotators.

The update includes improved compatibility, and a new, easy-to-navigate user experience for the app, with improved performance and stability to optimize machine control and installation.

The company's DC2 control system fits all excavator brands on the market and can, in addition to controlling Engcon's tiltrotators, also control the excavator's belt and wheels, as well as boom swing or variable boom function.

The app enables remote access to the control system. The upgrade also means increased compatibility with the latest versions of Android and the most up-to-date smartphone models.

“Remote support with remote control is a smart and time-saving feature that allows a service technician to troubleshoot via the mobile network and the driver's smartphone," says Tomas Wall, product manager at Engcon Control Systems. "This provides great benefits and time savings in calibration, troubleshooting, and service."

Upon installation, all control systems need to be calibrated. Previously, this was handled by an onsite service technician. Now, it can be done remotely by connecting the driver's smartphone directly to support staff. The setup also saves time in the case of troubleshooting, no matter where the machine is located, the company says. Engcon support can quickly locate the fault and, if necessary, send out a service technician with the right parts.

A smartphone can be connected to the DC2 via Bluetooth, and it is possible to switch between different operator profiles and tools, or enter speed settings.

Engcon launched its DC2 system in 2012.