Open-S is a joint initiative between two of the industry’s technology leaders – Rototilt and Steelwrist – and is based on the established, symmetrical quick coupler standard for excavators (the S Standard) developed by Maskinleverantörerna, the Swedish trade association for suppliers of mobile machines.
Open-S is managed by an independent organisation, the Open-S Alliance, which in turn is led by a council of engineers from all member companies. We believe that the freedom to choose improves the conditions for new innovations and continuous development. We also believe that closed systems create a lock-in effect that limits users’ ability to choose the best products. By agreeing instead on an open interface, we can all focus on the competition and still offer customers compatibility.