Miller updates PowerLatch and launches Miller MatePublished 29/3, 2016 at 16:01
The UK attachments specialist Miller recently added a tilt option to its PowerLatch range of quick couplers. Available for 3.5t to 20t machines, Miller’s PowerLatch Tilt coupler builds on the TwinLock design introduced in 2009.
The ABS backup system ensures that attachments remain engaged on both pins in the unlikely event of loss of engagement force. With up to 180o tilt the PowerLatch Tilt is ideal for a variety of applications, such as grading, road construction and demolition. Other features include a self-lubricating actuator, variable pin centre design and side mount arm.
Also new from Miller is Miller Mate, a device that simplifies the operation of a quick coupler during attachment changeover. Miller Mate replaces the existing toggle-style switch with a simple and intuitive full-colour LED interface, which can be mounted in the cab of any new or existing machine. Miller Mate ensures that the operator is reminded of the correct and safe operating procedure when the attachment is being changed.
An LED warning light and audio stand clear message alerts those working in the vicinity of the machine that the operator is releasing the attachment. Miller Mate will only operate the hydraulic cylinder within the coupler when the operator has confirmed they are at the correct stage of the process. With the additional benefit of a LED warning light and audio “Stand Clear” message to alert ground workers that the operator is releasing the attachment, ‘Miller Mate’ offers protection and safety to those working in the vicinity of the machine. ‘Miller Mate’ will only operate the hydraulic cylinder within the coupler when the operator has confirmed they are at the correct stage of the process.