Whether it’s demolition or recycling, heavy construction or lifting applications, the Kinshofer Group has an answer. Construction Plant News finds out more.
Technological innovation has always been at the forefront of Kinshofer’s engineering and manufacturing approach – typified by the cylinderless NOX Tiltrotator range, one of the most advanced tools available for excavators – and SmartFlow, the fully automatic hydraulic quick coupler system. Across the diverse range of attachments, and multiple mounting options available, there is an equally varied collection of brands. These include not just Kinshofer but Demarec, RF Systems, and Auger Torque. Visitors to Conexpo will be able to experience that tradition first hand because, at F2732, Festival Grounds, the manufacturer will be showcasing a selection of attachments from all four realigned product areas through a combination of static displays and live demonstrations.
Demolition & Recycling
SmartFlow Quick Coupler System (D-Lock Quick Coupler with SmartFlow adapter)
This new proprietary, fully automatic, retrofittable, hydraulic quick coupler system, allows for five hydraulic circuits to be coupled comfortably, allowing you to change quickly, safely and efficiently between various mechanical and hydraulic attachments from inside the cab. The advantages include a low-maintenance operation and a maximum high oil-flow, which in-turn brings improved carrier machine fuel consumption and associated environmental benefits.
KFX Hydraulic Breakers (KFX120)
The KFX breaker-series, for excavators from 8 – 200t, provides a powerful, high-performance, robust and reliable breaker, suitable for any type of excavator and on any single-acting hydraulic system, whilst they are also 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 160 to 200 bar. An anti-blank firing system avoids blank firing when the breaker is not in contact with surface rock. Working in tunnels, or even underwater, is also 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, speed and the lowest weight ratio. This robust tool can be used for a wide variety of tasks including demolition, waste processing and recycling. The DXS Shear is equipped with DemaPower 2.0 hydraulic cylinder technology, which the manufacturer claims delivers 25 per cent more power than conventional cylinders of the same size, with faster cycle times.
With no cylinders to get caught, or damaged working in confined spaces, the TR14NOX Tiltrotator is one of the most advanced excavator tools. Moreover, thanks to smooth and constant torque delivery there’s no drop-off in power, whilst a 50° tilt angle on both sides, and the largest range of specialist tiltrotator attachments available from a single manufacturer, makes this a highly versatile addition to any job site. Displayed alongside the TR14NOX (for machines with an operating weight of 10 – 14 tonnes) there will also 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 show, featuring self-calibration, a single touch screen and multiple connection options, as well as a memory function for several operator profiles.
KSB Hydraulic Breakers (KSB10)
The KSB breaker-series, for excavators from 0.5 – 12t, benefits from a distinctive ‘monobloc’ design, manufactured in a single piece and without any tie rods – a feature that makes the structure more 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 range’s special sealing system, the charge-life can be increased by up to 300 per cent. The distinctive sealed casing design is also sound-proofed, emitting low noise levels during operation. A tapered shape also ensures visibility during operation, allowing the operator to work close to walls and other structures.
Tilt Couplers (TC14)
The cylinderless rotary actuators range covers excavators with an operating weight 1.5 – 23 tonnes and allows for a tilting angle of 2 x 90°. In combination with the manufacturer’s tilt buckets, or quick coupling systems, the application options for your 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.
Heavy duty Clamshell Bucket with open shells and HPXdrive (KM605U HPX)
The KM605U HPX is a powerful clamshell bucket, using cylinderless HPXdrive technology – the Heavy Duty version is ideal for tough environments and diverse tasks. The open shells enable the handling of bulky materials – delivered with non-return valve, welded hooks and reversible wear plates. The HPXdrive technology creates a constant closing force and guarantees a reliable and virtually maintenance free attachment.
Universal forks (KM461)
This wallboard fork is for loader cranes with a load capacity up to 2,722kgs, and is 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.