BOMAG GmbH and WAGO Shake Things Up

BOMAG GmbH knows hard work. The compaction technology leader makes the world move, it’s products compact lime on cliffs, move sand in the Sahara and crush trash in suburbia.

BOMAG’s top-tier steamrollers are 14-ton, diesel-powered workhorses that can be outfitted with one or two massive steel drums for compacting the hardest surfaces. In fact, BOMAG steamrollers can produce 20G of vibration for specialized construction.

Extraordinary vibration is not the only challenge BOMAG’s electronics must withstand; the products are subjected to steamy tropical jungles, sub-arctic windblasts and oppressive UV rays while minerals, such as lime, seep into every nook and cranny. BOMAG’s switching boxes must have sufficient ventilation while proving tough enough for extreme compaction. However, those aren’t BOMAG’s only obstacles.Whether in Dubai or Siberia, comfort and safety matter, and have driven BOMAG to equip steamrollers with luxuries such as electronic stability control and air-conditioned cabins. Despite this, BOMAG has remained true to its technical motto of “simple, but robust” as it sought to prevent contact problems from halting 14-ton compactors and creating costly on-site troubleshooting. With all of BOMAG’s requirements, a completely new electronic solution to an age-old problem was needed.

BOMAG built its rock-solid reputation on dependability and flexibility, and has chosen the WAGO X-COM-SYSTEM of terminal blocks and connectors to get it done. The first step that the BOMAG engineers were already looking into was the “switch box” that contained its central electronic distribution. The existing wiring system took up too much space and was not flexible. The solution was in the switch box: rail mounted terminal blocks with CAGE-CLAMP®-connection, that offer more distribution options:The terminal blocks are vibration safe. The required fatigue resistance of up to 5 g at 30 Hz, is easily met.The terminal blocks are flexible. Any accessories can be easily added in the field at any time — a little room on the rail is all that is needed. Even in compact machinery with limited area, the overview remains.

The terminal blocks are compact and save time on wiring. They are already compact because of their design. Using multiple conductor terminal blocks and jumpers allows more potential to be distributed. Some terminal blocks accept car fuses which saves a separate fuse box and wiring. Furthermore, the fuses placed in a locked distribution unit are tamper resistant.

BOMAG still needed stout connectors — try producing a 14-ton steamroller with out them! The versatility of WAGO’s X-COM-SYSTEM saved the day: WAGO created custom connectors tough enough to withstand compaction, yet are just 59mm high. With the X-COM-SYSTEM, WAGO created receptacles that function similarly to rail-mounted blocks and designed the receptacles to connect with modular female connectors. WAGO also engineered an angled version, which can be combined with a double-deck receptacle. The newly designed components were met with such interest that they have since become a WAGO catalog staple.

BOMAG benefited by:

  • Flexible development, which allows for multiple system re-configurations.
  • Availability of complete, system-compatible cable trees.
  • No need for specialty tools. CAGE-CLAMP® connections can be handled by a screwdriver.

This is an application story from WAGO.
Tri-Phase Automation is a WAGO distributor in Wisconsin.
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Lightrail in Hanover

Lightrail uses WAGO

Just in time for the EXPO 2000, the last of a total of 144 city rail cars were put into operation. They are outstanding due to their interesting design which combines passenger comfort with technical requirements. The extensive wiring of the TW 2000, as the new vehicle is named, is realized with WAGO terminals. The disadvantages were avoided with  CAGE CLAMP® connection technology.

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Kallfass Packaging Machines – Never without WAGO

Kallfass employs shrink-wrap film packaging systems for manual, partially automated and fully automated shrink wrapping of products.

And what could better complement this than the WAGO rail-mounted terminal block program that is designed with the same degree of flexibility and versatility.

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Water and Wastewater Solution With WAGO

WAGO, the pioneer of CAGE CLAMP® spring pressure connection technology, offer an extensive range of automation solutions such as the fieldbus independent WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM, interconnect and interface technology.

CHALLENGE:

Tough demands are placed on technical equipment in the water and wastewater sector: Toughness in aggressive atmospheres, high resistance to shock and vibration and easy installation and handling for reducing installation and maintenance time are just a few of the modern challenges at hand.

APPLICATION:

WAGO  components equipped with Cage Clamp
Convenient fault detection of decentralized pump stations and a cost-effective connection via radio technology, e.g., from the scraper bridge to the control technology, demand practical and low-maintenance solutions to benefit wastewater plant employees. Reliability, quality and ease of use combine to play a decisive role in processing automation efficiency.

BENEFIT:
Daily, WAGO components equipped with CAGE CLAMP® Spring Pressure Connection Technology prove their value under the harshest conditions. Over the years, WAGO has developed an enviable safety record, including approvals for use in potentially explosive environments, an impressive array of robust components that readily withstand aggressive environments and safe, truly maintenance-free connections.