A manufacturer of snow plows had difficulty dispensing salt at a constant rate. Variable such as vehicle ground speed were constantly changing faster than the operator can react. They also wanted to reduce maintenance requirements by eliminating a long push-pull cable which needed to be replaced biannually.
The client removed the push-pull cable and replaced it with a 720 series actuator. A custom controller was created which monitored ground speed and which adjusted the speed of the salt spreader accordingly.
Requirements met for our customer:
- Enabled the drivers of the salt trucks to be able to concentrate on the road instead of how much salt to dispense.
- Reduced salt usage by 8%.
- Removed push-pull cable which reduced maintenance time.