JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, is now offering its SkySense technology for most boom and scissor lifts. Aftermarket orders can be placed today at JLG Online Express and new machine orders can be coordinated through a JLG sales representative.
SkySense uses strategically placed object detection sensors and innovative ultrasonic technology to heighten equipment operators’ awareness of the immediate surroundings. When operators are using the machine, sensors establish warning zones and create stop distances dependent on the machine’s direction.
“JLG is committed to discovering new ways to enhance the safer use of our machines,” said Rafael Nunez, JLG senior product manager for scissor, vertical and low-level access lifts. “Our new SkySense technology demonstrates that commitment with the introduction of this innovation, which is designed to improve the operator experience on the job site.”
Visual and audio alerts let operators know when the lift is approaching an object. As it approaches, sensors will automatically direct the machine to slow down and then stop. Users have the option to override the system and inch closer to the adjacent structure when required to complete the work at height.
“We’ve found this new technology delivers a more confident work environment for a variety of industries,” said Bill Dovey, JLG product manager for boom lifts. “From aviation to petrochemical plants, SkySense greatly improves an operator’s experience on the job site.”