CON-E-CO Introduces Intelli-Drive System To Increase Component Life and Reduce Maintenance Costs for Mixers

Updated Sep 28, 2010

Blair, Neb. (Feb. 2, 2009) CON-E-CO Company, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today introduced a new Intelli-Drive Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) system that monitors a batch plant’s activity and decelerates the drum’s rotation between batches or when mix time has been exceeded. The result is increased component life, reduced maintenance costs, less spatter (and clean up time) and optimized discharge speed. 


With the Intelli-Drive VFD, when in a reduced speed mode between batches, less stress is placed on components such as the rollers, roller track, pinion gears and ring gears. The Intelli-Drive VFD system also lessens wear on items such as the drum liners and paddle liners. When the Process Logic Controller (PLC) senses the drum being loaded, it speeds the mixer back up to the ideal mixing speed. Once the mixer begins tilting for discharge, the PLC again slows the mixer’s rotation. 


“The CON-E-CO Intelli-Drive VFD system is another example of our listening and responding to customers’ needs for longer component life and reduced maintenance costs,” said Neil Smith, CON-E-CO general manager. “Moreover, the system’s ability to adjust itself and operate at optimal speed is an important benefit. Initial customer feedback has been tremendous.” 


The Intelli-Drive VFD system features an automatic operation that is completely independent of the plant operator, allowing for easy installation with any brand of automation or tilt mixer.   


About CON-E-CO
Concrete Equipment Company {CON-E-CO) is a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK], and engineers, manufactures and supports North America’s leading line of portable and stationary batch plants.  CON-E-CO products have a well-earned reputation for quality, durability and reliability. Around the globe, CON-E-CO batch plants are operating in five continents. 


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  • Intelli-Drive Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) system is a trademark of the Concrete Equipment Company 

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline, SMIT, Geesink, Norba, Kiggen, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount.
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