RC Hydraulics is an equipment design and manufacturing firm. The company came to EAD Controls to design the controls for a new system used to construct grain bins. EAD was tasked with designing a wireless system that could monitor and lift multiple hydraulic jacks under different loads all at the same time. There are anywhere from four to 36 jacks that could be used depending on the grain bin size. RC Hydraulics had the idea to create a new way of constructing bins but wanted a partner to help them design and test this concept.
EAD Controls designed, built and installed the Siemens wireless control system and technology for each jack. The jacks are now capable of coordinating constant height evenly plus or minus 1/8 of an inch and maintains equal weight on each jack regardless of wind or uneven concrete pads. They were programmed and tested in our U- listed panel shop. EAD worked closely with RC Hydraulics Industries to develop and deliver a system that would be reliable, user friendly and safe. Together we could reduce the amount of time and equipment required when constructing a grain bin. This system revolutionizes the way grain bins are constructed and has several other applications within the construction industry.