025-12 Lohr, 2012-05-07

New compactor block for refuse collection vehicles

New compactor block for refuse collection vehicles

Easy integratíon of auxiliary functions: The new garbage compactor integrated control block can be flanged to Rexroth’s Escala compact directional ED series valves to give vehicle designers more flexi

  • Compact design and minimized weight for easy vehicle integration
  • Reduced pressure peaks for smoother lifting and lowering of the carrier plate
  • Easy integration of auxiliary functions through interfaces with Rexroth ED directional control valves

During IFAT 2012 Bosch Rexroth presents a new version of its integrated control block designed specifically for the compacting function in refuse collection vehicles.

The new block is made of cast iron for less weight and a more compact design thus helping manufacturers reduce the rear axle load and decrease the vehicle’s overall weight so it can carry greater payloads and meet regulations under all conditions.

With its enhanced performance (flow rate of 120 liters per minute and pressure up to 350 bar) the valve block can also help optimize the vehicle’s overall hydraulics system to provide additional weight reduction, for example, by allowing the use of smaller packer cylinders operated under higher pressure. The new design also ensures a smoother lifting and lowering of the carrier plate due to reduced pressure peaks.

Bosch Rexroth’s new integrated control block also features interfaces to the company’s Escala series of ED directional control valves for auxiliary functions such as ejector cylinder control, rear bonnet opening, closing and locking. This significantly increases the vehicle designer’s flexibility to reduce piping in the machine, which not only helps decrease weight, but also costs. In addition, the control block makes it possible to use a single-pump configuration for all functions, offering additional weight and cost-saving benefits for the manufacturer as well as the fleet owner.

The control block includes a 4 way on-off (or proportional) piloted directional control and integrates the unloading function in order to reduce the ∆P and to act as an emergency stop in case of a cycle interruption.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion euros in revenue in 2010.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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