RC Hydraulics is always looking for new ways to innovate and improve performance. Seeking to do just that, RC Hydraulics came to EAD Controls to design the controls for a new system used to construct grain bins. EAD’s work centered around designing a wireless system that could monitor and lift multiple hydraulic jacks under different loads all at the same time. There are anywhere from 4 to 36 jacks that could be used depending on the grain bin size.
EAD designed, built and installed the Siemens wireless control system and technology for each jack. The jacks are 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. EAD worked closely with RC Hydraulics Industries to develop and deliver a reliable, user friendly and safe system that reduces the amount of time and equipment required to field erect a tank or bin. This system revolutionizes field erection and has several other applications within the construction industry.