OilQuick unveils product innovations

Published 27/6 at 17:24

OilQuick quick couplers enable quick and safe switching of hydraulic attachments directly from the cab.

The company has been operating for more than 25 years and sold more than 26,000 systems worldwide. It recently used the bauma show to present its latest developments.

One of the new products is OilQuick’s ‘Front Pin Guide’ (FPG), a control system for safe attachment connection (patent pending). It enables centred and safe guiding of the coupler in the attachment frame, thus ensuring stress free connection of the electrical and oil connections. OilQuick expects the new patented product improvements to achieve increased operational reliability and lower maintenance costs. The introduction of FPG began in German speaking countries with its launch at bauma.

New and innovative safety solutions have also been launched with an electronic monitoring system, OQ-LockSupport (OQLS), an advanced safety system for excavators. OQLS guides the operator through the entire attachment switching process, standardises operation of the locking function and provides the operator with information via a cab panel. OQLS is available for two quick couplers in ‘sandwich’ versions, i.e. above and below the tiltrotator.

A new ‘fall’ protection system has been launched, being the OQSH and a mechanical lock indicator, MRL. OQSH lessens the hazard of attachments dropping around the machine, whilst in the event of careless or incorrect coupling by the operator, OQSH’s safety hooks catch the attachment in all positions. OQSH can be compared to a safety belt in a car, which automatically deploys in the event of an incident or risk of personal injury. MRL is a mechanical lock indicator that clearly informs the operator whether the coupler's locking plungers are in the locked or unlocked position. MRL indicates that the attachment is correctly connected and locked only when the locking plungers are in the correct position under the frame pin. OQLS, OQSH and MRL are independent safety solutions that can be used independently or in different combinations with each other.

Further product innovations shown at bauma were a newly developed 17 pin vertically mounted V90 electrical connector, which allows simultaneous operation of two separate ‘can bus’ systems and control electronics on the same connector. Furthermore, OilQuick launched a special coupler, OQRail, for rail excavators and an improved coupler system OQC for pendulum mounted attachments.

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