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Digitalization and service at BAUMA 2019

PALFINGER @ BAUMA 2019 – ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE FUTURE

05.04.2019
  • Telematics solutions: PALFINGER Connected – Fleet Monitor and Operator Monitor
  • Smart Boom Control
  • World premiere: PCC 57.002 crawler crane
  • New TEC models in the 25–37-tonne-metre class
  • New SLD models in the 20–25-tonne-metre class
  • Heavy-duty cranes: PK 135.002 TEC 7 and PK 200002 L SH
  • Prototype presentation: PK 58.002 TEC 7
  • Electrification at PALFINGER:
    • First electrically operated access platform: P 370 KS E
    • E-crane (prototype) for use by public authorities: PK 18502 SH
  • PALFINGER access platforms:
    • New models in the Light class NX: P 220 BK and P 280 CK
    • New models in the Smart class: P 130 A and P 200 AXE
    • New model in the Tracked class: P 250 AJTK
    • Insulated access platform: ETC 49 IH
  • Hookloader PH T 20A TEC 5 with Intelligent Loading Assist

PALFINGER has for many years been 'ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE FUTURE' and a driver of innovation in the field of Customer Lifting Solutions. In keeping with this motto, PALFINGER will be at bauma 2019 to showcase the latest developments and innovations in the field of digitalization and service all under one roof. The main aim here is to demonstrate just how much digital technology of the future is already packed into PALFINGER's high-tech solutions – from the PALFINGER Connected telematics solutions for optimising crane capacity utilisation (Fleet Monitor and Operator Monitor) and sophisticated control and assistance systems for access platforms and cranes, to remote solution and real-time transmission with Smart Eye, which allows service technicians anywhere in the world to communicate with experts.

So just like at IAA 2018, PALFINGER's trade fair stand at bauma 2019 will feature its own dedicated space for digitalization and service, the INNOVATION AREA, where visitors can experience cutting-edge innovation up close. Special virtual reality (VR) simulators, for example, will give visitors the chance to operate the latest PALFINGER products such as the modular crawler crane PCC 115.002 and the PK 135.002 TEC 7 heavy-duty crane and experience for themselves all the benefits in a virtual space. There will also be an additional VR crane simulator featuring a top seat, an electronic joystick control system and the new HPSC-Plus LOAD system. This feature detects the current truck load, thereby making it possible to increase the outreach of the loader crane. Trade fair visitors will also have an opportunity to explore the interface and benefits of PALFINGER Connected telematics solutions along with all the latest developments in the field of PALFINGER service.

At bauma 2019, PALFINGER will be showcasing more than 20 different installations on two trade fair stands covering a total area of 1,900 m2.

The future has already begun

The digital transformation and a high degree of agility are key that PALFINGER always has one foot in the future. For our customers, this means that PALFINGER never stop enhancing and refining the products so that they are even easier to handle, can be scheduled even more efficiently, feature even smarter technology to facilitate maintenance and are even safer to operate.

This interplay of factors can be seen in the fully comprehensive PALFINGER Connected telematics system, which comprises two applications: Fleet Monitor and Operator Monitor. Fleet Monitor is a web application for managers, schedulers and service managers, while Operator Monitor is a mobile app for crane operators. In practice, these two digital tools help to boost efficiency and productivity by showing not only which equipment is in operation, where and for how long but also how the crane and load can be optimally deployed. They thereby ensure the level of transparency required for optimal capacity utilisation, maximise uptime and, in turn, smooth fleet management.

Smart Boom Control is the name of the new boom tip controller for loader cranes. Thanks to Smart Boom Control, all the operator has to do is specify the direction of movement of the boom tip, while PALTRONIC calculates the necessary movement combination. This makes cranes equipped with Smart Boom Control much easier to operate. At bauma, the system will be installed on PK 30.002 TEC 7 for visitors to try out for themselves.

World premiere: PCC 57.002 crawler crane

Following the premiere of the PCC 115.002 at the IAA in Hanover, PALFINGER will now be unveiling the PCC 57.002, a smaller, even more manoeuvrable version of its crawler crane that is set to wow the crowds as a master of transformation. Not only can the system be dismantled into its constituent modules for transport, but it also allows its modules to be combined in different ways during operation. Depending on the application, for example, the crane module can be either mounted on a truck or operated on stabilisers without any need for the crawler. This incredible versatility ensures both maximum flexibility and maximum performance. Whether on rough terrain, in urban areas, on large construction sites or in confined industrial or indoor environments, the crane is powerful and flexible and can rise to any challenge.

New TEC and SOLID models

The high-tech TEC cranes offer a large selection of comfort and assistance systems. The polygonal P-profile significantly increases performance while maintaining a low dead weight. Ten new TEC models in the 25–37-tonne-metre class offer all the features of a PALFINGER heavy-duty crane and will be available from 2019. The following cranes will be presented: PK 37.002 TEC 7 (with continuous slewing system), PK 35.002 TEC 5 (with rack and pinion slewing system), PK 30.002 TEC 7 (continuous) with Smart Boom Control (see above) and PK 26.002 TEC 3 (with rack and pinion slewing system). In addition, with the PK 58.002 TEC 7 prototype, the first ever TEC crane in the 50–60-tonne-metre class will also be unveiled at bauma 2019.

Other new models at bauma will include the PK 24.001 SLD 6 and PK 21.501 SLD 3 from the SOLID range, which offer outstanding lifting capacity for simple loading tasks. These will be the first SLD cranes in the heavier 20–25-tonne-metre class.

In the heavy-duty crane segment, PALFINGER will be showcasing the PK 135.002 TEC 7. Thanks to its outstanding ratio of lifting capacity to dead weight, this model specialises in heavy loads and tasks that require long outreach. Its diverse range of applications includes everything from heavy-duty jobs through to intricate installation work.

Electrification at PALFINGER

With the P 370 KS E, PALFINGER is launching the first ever electrically operated access platform. This premium-class platform is quiet, efficient and emissions-free, making it ideal for night-time and indoor work as well as for use on construction sites in urban areas. At the heart of this pioneering access platform is an intelligent energy management system that ensures the smooth interaction of components such as the electric motor with hydraulic pump and the integrated battery charging system. The P 370 KS E combines a diesel drive system with an electric drive system, which means that it offers the performance and service life of a diesel engine at low operating costs.

In addition to the electric access platforms, PALFINGER will be taking the subject of electrification for the crane sector to the next level at bauma 2019, presenting the PK 18502 SH as an example of the possibilities. The PK 18502 SH can be operated with a plug-in electric drive as well as fully autonomously with a battery pack, which can in turn be supplied either by the power grid or via a generator.

The P 370 KS E and the PK 18502 SH will be on the PALFINGER main stand.

The new access platforms from PALFINGER

For the first time ever in the history of PALFINGER access platforms, PALFINGER will be showcasing a selection of models from the entire global platform portfolio.

User-friendliness is the hallmark of the Light class NX, which will be represented at bauma by two new models: the P 220 BK and P 280 CK. These two Light class NX models, which are designed for use in municipal applications and can be operated by anyone holding a standard driving licence, feature an impressive range of operator assistance systems that enable flexible outreach calculation (LMB), high basket loads (300 kg), easy stabiliser control at the vehicle base and, as a result, almost completely intuitive operation.

With the P 130 A, PALFINGER has brought the Smart class to the pick-up – with a maximum working height of 13 metres, a maximum lateral outreach of 6.30 metres and a total weight of 3,200 kg. Since the model is extremely user-friendly and learning how to operate it is no trouble at all, it is perfect for the rental market.

With the P 200 AXE, PALFINGER has developed an extremely compact design for access platforms in the Smart class. At a gross weight of 3.5 tonnes and with a length of just 5.39 metres in the transport position, this is the perfect solution for tight spaces.

It was at bauma 2016 that PALFINGER unveiled the P 150 AJTK, demonstrating just how easily access platforms can be deployed even on crawlers. Now, PALFINGER is presenting the biggest platform in the Tracked class: the P 250 AJTK, which is designed for working heights of up to 25 metres and rounds off the range. Its compact dimensions make it ideal for sites that are hard for truck-mounted platforms to access. Meanwhile, since the crawlers function independently, the platform is easy to manoeuvre on muddy or uneven terrain. An additional electric variant is ideal for enclosed spaces such as shopping centres, stadia and churches because it produces zero emissions.

Another highlight of the PALFINGER platform range will be presented at bauma 2019 for the very first time: the ETC 40 IH. The high-performance insulated lifting platform with a working height of almost 14 m is already being put to good use by American utility companies. Thanks to many optional features available it can easily be adapted in line with specific requirements.

PALFINGER offers optimal solutions for the recycling industry

In the hookloader family, the PH T 20A TEC 5 is the first telescopic model to be available in the high-tech TEC 5 version. The innovative PAD-Touch cabin controller combines two control concepts: load-moving tasks are controlled by a compact joystick terminal, while all additional functions are operated via the touchscreen, which can also be connected to an optional rear camera for maximum user-friendliness.

The PH T20A TEC 5 will also be presented for the first time ever with a prototype version of the newly developed Intelligent Loading Assist (patent pending). This system detects the roller container and semi-automatically steers the articulated arm to the correct take-up position. The PAD-Touch controller touchscreen also makes it easier for operators to control the roller container.

An EPSILON M12L crane will also be shown at bauma 2019. The performance and robustness of the EPSILON M12L means that not only is it ideal for the recycling industry, but it can also be used with clamshell grabbers on construction sites. Mounted on a skip and equipped with hydraulic stabiliser legs that can be slewed through 180°, the EPSILON M12L can also easily be lowered when required. The crane operator can control it not only from the ground, but also, of course, from Masterdrive – a high-tech top seat that is both extremely comfortable and easy to use.

 

PALFINGER main stand: Open area FN.826/9

PALFINGER Platforms: Open area FS.1304/1

 

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ABOUT  PALFINGER AG

For many years PALFINGER (CEO Andreas Klauser) has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Bergheim, Austria, the PALFINGER Group, which has approx. 11,000 employees, generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,616 million in 2018.

The Group has manufacturing and assembly facilities in Europe, CIS, North and South America, as well as Asia. The pillars of its corporate strategy are innovation, internationalization, enhanced flexibility of products, services and processes, and PALFINGER 21st (the development of smart solutions and innovative, data-based business models). PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. With a network of more than 5,000 sales and service centres located in over 130 countries across all continents, PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers.

QUERIES TO

Christina Zaunrieth | Head of Communications | PALFINGER AG
T +43 662 2281 81322 | c.zaunrieth@palfinger.com