Four machinery manufacturers deserve special mentions for reliability

Components that keep agricultural machines going day after day are under the spotlight at Agritechnica 2015 in Hanover, Germany. Four manufacturers come in for special mention in the Systems & Components section. 
Four machinery manufacturers deserve special mentions for reliability

Claas presented several versions of its highly robust, dirt-resistant, patented CL03 directional seat valve, designed specifically for agri-machinery.

Currently the only one of its kind on the market, the directly controlled 3/2 and 2/2 directional valve with non-return functions requires just one instead of three seats, thus minimising potential fault sources.

With no openings or circular gaps in the CL03 cartridge, it is fully protected against particles and dirt. “It has passed its endurance test with flying colours,” said organisers of the Systems & Components section.

Carraro’s T5 drive train is found on tractors of up to 100 horse power. At Agritechnica, the latest update to this steering drive shaft featured the full range of durability and reliability optimisations.

Designed for use in the toughest conditions, this gearbox can be configured in several versions and features 32 forward and reverse gears including a double clutch.

The state-of-the-art sealing system guarantees a longer lifespan and significantly less maintenance. An intelligent power management system delivers high productivity and excellent durability in any operating mode, even in the most difficult conditions. n Walvoil presented an electronic control unit for attachments.

The CED 252 features a CAN protocol, up to 11 inputs, six proportional outputs, and four on/off outputs delivering up to 60W and 5A.

This unit is suitable for earthmoving, agricultural and forestry machinery and many more besides. It’s perfect for use in harsh environments, said Agritechnica specialists.

Also on show were Erich Jaeger connector systems, such as the 7-pin, 12V, 100 percent watertight ISOBUS connector system.

This meets the highest safety standards for tractor/trailer connections. A sophisticated twin contact system with individual wire seals and a primary and secondary block keeps moisture out of the vehicle’s electric system.

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