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News from the innovation leader: With your PALFINGER crane you always know how much weight is on your hook

25.08.2020

How heavy is this load? This is one of the questions that crane operators hear often when doing their job. Sometimes people ask this question out of curiosity, sometimes this is very important information. With PALFINGER you always have the answer.

GET IT FOR FREE!

PALFINGER is well known for Innovation Leadership and with WEIGH we have yet another smart option which makes life of our crane operators easier. Until the end of the year 2020 we offer our WEIGH promotion and you can get our weight measuring option for free on all new TEC 7 crane models. You already have a TEC 7 crane? No problem! For all existing TEC 7 cranes we offer a free software activation kit where you can upgrade your crane in one of our many service stations. Unfortunately, some technical restrictions apply to the retrofitting. Here  is the detailed information. Of course, we have also integrated our other crane models into this promotion – find out more! 

HOW DOES WEIGH WORK?

With the PALcom P7, PALFINGER’s inhouse developed radio remote control, you simply have to bring the crane into a neutral position near the load, tare it out, then you can lift the load and the weight of the load is shown on the display. During the next load cycle, you can lift a second load and add the different weights up or subtract the one from the other. The system automatically documents the latest 10 weighing operations. You can integrate even any crane tool such as a pallet fork, a grapple or a clamshell bucket and WEIGH is also available in rope winch operation. With this option you always have an answer on “How heavy is this load?”.

And here is the technical explanation: With pride we claim that the TEC crane range is built from our best ideas. One of these ideas is that we always want to know the exact position of the crane tip. This is why we equip our cranes with a full set of sensors and in return we know exactly the different boom angles and how far the boom system is extended. We then calculate the weight of the load from the combination of the exact hook position and the oil pressure in the hydraulic system.

WIRELESS LOAD SHACKLE

For all crane models that have no technical possibility to install WEIGH we have an excellent solution as well. In the promotion period you can order our wireless load shackle with a special promotion pricing. This shackle can be integrated between the load hook of your crane and the load. After establishing a Bluetooth Connection, the weight can be shown directly on your smartphone. Of course, also with our Load Shackle adding up and subtracting is possible. If you do not have a smartphone, we offer an alternative.

LET’S GET IN CONTACT

Do we have your attention? Excellent! Just select your local sales partner in our Sales & Service Search below and find your nearest contact person. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
 

TECHNICAL RESTRICTIONS

As described already above we have some technical limitations to this promotion, and we want to be fully transparent:

  • Our weighing function is only available on TEC 7 cranes which are already equipped with our length measuring system BEM (Boom Extension Monitoring) and which have been delivered after Q1 2018
  • Newly ordered TEC 7 cranes have to be preconfigured as well first with BEM
  • WEIGH is only available on TEC 7 cranes. Any other crane models can technically not be upgraded with WEIGH but therefore we offer the wireless load shackle at a promotion price instead

ABOUT PALFINGER AG

PALFINGER (CEO Andreas Klauser) is a leading international manufacturer of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles, ships and stationary equipment. Based in Bergheim, Austria, the PALFINGER Group develops and produces leading solutions for its customers and partners all over the world. With more than 11,000 employees and over 5,000 sales and service centers, PALFINGER is close to the market and to its customers.

As a technology leader, the company also drives digitalization, electrification and autonomous systems as central components for future solutions and products in order to secure a long term partnership and success with its customers.

Convinced that sustainable thinking and acting significantly contributes to economic success, PALFINGER takes social, ecological and economic responsibility along the entire value chain.

With this vision and conviction to offer the most efficient and innovative solutions for its customers and partners, PALFINGER generated total sales of EUR 1.75 billion in 2019.

QUERIES TO

Katja Pötsch | Head of Public Relations | PALFINGER AG
T +43 662 889 69 065 | k.poetsch@palfinger.com