With its Vision & Strategy 2030, the innovative technology company is setting the course for the future: To offer its customers future-oriented networked product solutions, PALFINGER relies on hardware and software from a single source as well as smart and emission-free solutions that make every day work easier. At bauma 2022, PALFINGER will present its latest solutions to customers, partners and visitors.
“There is no other trade fair in Europe that creates proximity to the public like the bauma. We look forward to hearing what our customers and visitors need and having an opportunity to present our latest developments to them. Because it is only through this intensive contact that we can impress them with the most innovative technologies and the best solutions,” says PALFINGER CEO Andreas Klauser. At bauma 2022, from October 24 to 30, PALFINGER will be presenting smart solutions and services that make its customers work easier, safer and more efficient.
Shaping the Future Today
With its Vision & Strategy 2030 and based on the two pillars “Go for Solutions” and “Go Digital”, PALFINGER is developing into a provider of integrated complete solutions. PALFINGER combines physical and digital applications. For its customers, this means they receive hardware and software from a single source, resulting in highly networked, custom-configured products. The specialist for innovative crane and lifting solutions is therefore creating a product portfolio that boosts functionality and added value.
Intelligent & Networked
One example of this is the smart solutions that PALFINGER has developed for practical use in day-to-day work scenarios. With Smart Control, the intuitive crane tip control, PALFINGER makes it possible to precisely change the position of the crane tip horizontally and vertically by moving just one lever. Then there are the assistance systems Memory Position, which stores crane positions, and Levelling Assistant, which ensures quick and easy levelling of a vehicle on its supports. What they all have in common is their immediate benefit: With their help, every aspect of a task becomes easier and more efficient.
With its Smart Services, PALFINGER is also using the potential of digitalization for the benefit of its customers. PALFINGER Connected combines the Fleet Monitor, Operator Monitor and Service Cockpit functions and guarantees the best flow of information for scheduling upcoming tasks and maintenance jobs. That is how PALFINGER reduces downtime, optimizes services, ensures the most efficient use of resources and increases performance over the entire operating time.
Sustainability Through Innovation
The Vision & Strategy 2030 aims to deliver the greatest possible customer benefit. PALFINGER formulates the right answers to challenges presented by the megatrends of digitalization, social change, and sustainability. This is clearly demonstrated in the way the company promotes eMobility. It not only contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and noise, it fundamentally changes the operating conditions. That is because the energy source that drives a commercial vehicle also powers its equipment.
In order to make optimum use of all the advantages of the electric drive system, PALFINGER developed the eWorX module together with ZF Friedrichshafen and Mercedes-Benz Trucks. With this module, every PALFINGER product can be set up and used on a high-voltage truck. PALFINGER's sustainability agenda does not end here, however, but continues to drive innovation forward.
Emission-free & Quiet as a Whisper
PALFINGER is presenting a range of electric-powered solutions at bauma: The ZF eWorX module will be on display with the Mercedes-Benz eActros and a skip loader. The emission-free operated PK 250 TEC loader crane and the P 280 CK aerial work platform will also be on display mounted on an eVolvo truck. With the PALFINGER eDRIVE system for the loader crane, various drive options can be selected flexibly at the touch of a button — from the Li-Ion battery pack to mains power. This allows the most useful energy source to be selected depending on the requirements. The eDRIVE system ensures economical, energy-efficient, and emission-free operation with near-silent movements in sensitive areas, regardless of whether outdoors or indoors, day or night. In addition, the batteries can be conveniently charged by the optional integrated generator while driving from one job site to another.
PALFINGER is motivated to proactively use all possibilities in offering its customers and partners future-proof product solutions. For example, aerial work platforms can feature different solutions when it comes to electromobility. In addition to retrofittable or mobile battery power pack versions, two emission-free models will also be on display: the P 250 BK and the P 280 CK. And that's just the beginning. PALFINGER is heading for new horizons in terms of digitalization and electrification, with significantly increased reach combined with enhanced safety, greater lifting capacity and longer service life. The future starts now.
Lifting Capacity, Reach and Smart Features
In addition to aerial work platforms and Smart Solutions, PALFINGER, as the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions, will be presenting its latest product innovations at bauma: The absolute highlight among these is the PK 1050 TEC large crane. It is an impressive sight with its awesome lifting capacity and unparalleled reach, as well as with its intelligent and intuitive functions. A key feature that provides the P-Profile crane with even more lifting capacity — especially with the additional fly jib knuckle boom system — is DPS-C. The Dual Power System helps to use the maximum lifting force in fly jib mode. The special feature of DPS-C is that it continuously maximizes the lifting force in every position, because - thanks to ingenious sensors and electronics - the system knows exactly where the crane tip is currently located. Representing the new generation of loader cranes, the trade fair stand at bauma will feature not only the PK 1050 TEC but also the PK 580 TEC with a removable hybrid unit for emission-free operation and the new PK 250 TEC. As the smallest crane in the TEC series, like all new generation TEC cranes it boasts an impressive new design and innovative PALTRONIC 180 control electronics. In addition, the loader cranes at bauma are of course equipped with all the Smart Solutions mentioned above.
Optimized Equipment for the Future
The telescopic hooklift can also be seen at bauma. A transport device optimized in every respect that combines high payload, customer-oriented design, and flexibility. Bi-point technology reduces horizontal forces and increases tipping capacity, and the mechanical hook lock prevents the container from slipping out during loading and unloading. “We look forward to providing our customers, and everyone who wants to become one, with all the information they need, immediately and directly at the bauma. Together we are shaping the future,” emphasizes PALFINGER CEO Andreas Klauser.
ABOUT PALFINGER AG
PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With over 12,600 employees, more than 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitization along the entire production and value chain.
PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2021 achieved record revenue of EUR 1.84 billion. In 2022, PALFINGER celebrates its 90th anniversary under the tagline “Celebrating the future since 1932”.