JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is pleased to announce a mobile control app on its R-Series of scissors. The app allows operators to control equipment remotely, pairing any smartphone with the scissor via a QR code and Bluetooth.
“Operating equipment in tight spaces, or loading and unloading from a truck, can be a cumbersome experience,” says Jan-Willem van Wier, Senior Product Marketing Manager for JLG EMEA. “The mobile control app helps operators manoeuvre equipment in tight spaces, through doors and during loading and offloading for transport, avoiding potential hazardous situations. The operator can be anywhere around the machine without being restricted by the controls.”
Once the app is connected to the scissor lift via Bluetooth, the app shows a horn symbol (to warn job site personnel when the machine is operating in the area), the battery status of the scissor lift and the machine status. From the remote operation screen, the drive indicator can be selected: simulating the movement of scissor (forward, reverse, steer left, steer right) with arrows and wheel movement.
The track pad area controls the movement; the drive/steer controller is limited to this area only. By touching and holding the drive/steer controller in the track pad area, the operator can operate the scissor. Haptic feedback (vibration) has been implemented to indicate the borders of the track pad area (driving and steering). Once the drive/steer controller is released, the scissor will stop, and the machine icon will move back to its home position.
Van Wier continues, “The benefit of this technology is that operators are able to have a better overview of the job site while moving equipment which helps improve safety and reduce potential damage to the working environment. Unlike a remote frequency control box, there’s no need to remove the control box from the basket. Simply scan the QR code next to the control panel, pair the smartphone with the product and follow the instruction on the screen.”
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