Terex Utilities has updated the monitor display for its Load Alert system fitted to Hi-Ranger aerial devices, which monitors both the platform load and any load on the material handling jib and comparing it with the maximum capacity available on each for the boom configuration being used. The system provides visible and audible alerts when an overload is detected on either the job, platform or both. .
The Load Alert system monitors the boom position, platform load, hoist line load and distance from the platform pivot point. Included in the display is a full load chart to help operators stay within the operating limits of the aerial device. The initial screen indicates that the system is operational and indicates loads during operation, with the new system the entire screen turns red if an overload is detected and displays ‘overload’ on the screen. A dial type indicator shows the percentage of overload for either the platform or the jib or both. In addition, an alert sounds in the platform and at ground level.
Engineering manager Kevin Stutzman said: “The system supplements users’ safe work practices by providing immediate feedback to an operator. As an option, it is also possible to send a notification report via text or email to a specified location. For example, notifications to fleet departments provide can provide information to assist with maintenance protocols.”
Joe Caywood, director of marketing added: “Terex continues to lead the way with technology featuring practical benefits for fleet users and owners. By staying engaged with customers, Load Alert has evolved since its introduction in 2016 the first of its kind for insulated aerial devices. As new technology becomes available or we identify improvement opportunities, we seek feedback from our customer partners. The new monitor displays area result of those conversations.”