Genie’s major new product launches
The new Genie GS-1330m scissor lift and the Genie Z-45 XC articulating boom will be on display for the first time at HIRE19 as well as its fuel and electric hybrid model of the Genie Z-60/37 FE boom lift, originally launched in 2017.
Genie’s new GS-1330m scissor lift adds to the Genie Xtra Capacity family, which includes the Genie S-85 XC and Genie SX-135 XC boom lifts, and the new model on display at HIRE19 is a forerunner to the Genie S-65 XC and Genie SX-125 XC boom lifts to be released later in 2019.
Several accessory products will also be launched at the show including the Genie Lift Connect telematics fleet management solution and the Genie Lift Guard contact alarm system for slab scissor lifts and vertical masts. Plus, the Genie Tech Pro Link handheld diagnostics device that allows users access to real-time data, calibration or fault code information directly from the machine, will also be unveiled at HIRE19.
Genie GS-1330m scissor lift
The new micro-sized scissor lift, Genie’s GS-1330m scissor lift is in response to customer demand for compact manoeuvrability in low-level access and spaces and will be available in Australia and New Zealand from June 2019, Kurt Kinder, Genie National Sales Manager, Terex AWP Australia said.
Heavy-duty and rental-ready, the Genie GS-1330m scissor lift offers a maximum platform height of 3.75m (12ft 4in) and a maximum working height of 5.75m (18ft 4in), with a two-person, 227kg (500lb) capacity, and weighs only 885kg (1,951lb).
“Low-level access is a growing segment in the aerial access industry, with increasing pressure to replace ladders with safe, productive alternatives including applications beyond the typical job site, such as industrial and institutional facilities,” Kurt said.
Genie Lift Connect Solution
Launching its telematics program that focuses on providing actionable information to monitor and manage aerial fleets, the Genie Lift Connect solution provides flexibility in how customers can access and leverage data. Plus it offers more transparency into understanding and utilising the information than other offerings in the market, Kurt said.
“From knowing how equipment is performing or how often a piece is being utilised to where each unit is or when it is ready for maintenance, machine data can provide a lot of insight to rental businesses.
“The world is changing. Our customers are operating their businesses faster and more efficiently than ever before, constantly looking for ways to add value and drive business growth. One technology opening new opportunities for rental businesses is the use of telematics.”
With the introduction of standard APIs, customers can leverage data from mixed fleets and multiple OEM telematics platforms. The Genie Lift Connect solution provides data in two ways: Customers can utilise the Genie Lift Connect portal and all of its features, or alternately, if with an existing system, customers can consume the data via a standard API.
“Initially, the Genie Lift Connect information will be ‘descriptive,’ focusing on what’s currently happening with a machine including how many hours are on a machine, where the machine physically is and if there are any fault codes on it. Over time, Genie Lift Connect data can be leveraged on a larger scale and used for ‘predictive’ and ‘prescriptive’ activities, such as predicting failures in the field and proactively prescribing maintenance and service based on how the equipment is being used,” Kurt said.
Genie Lift Connect solutions will be available in Australia in late 2019.
Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm
The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system for slab scissor lifts and vertical masts is designed to provide a secondary operator protection equivalent to that available on boom lifts. It activates when an obstruction contacts any one of the whiskers mounted on the platform of a scissor and vertical mast lift application.
“The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm alerts operators, occupants and ground personnel to a potential hazard,” Kurt said.
Additional layer of guarding
Now available for all Genie scissor lifts and vertical lifts, the latest Genie Smart Link Rev P software includes an innovative functionality that allows machine operators to adjust the maximum platform height restriction.
“The height restriction functionality is intended for use as an added layer of secondary guarding in applications with restricted access, low level ceilings, or overhead obstructions. It can be used in its own application or in conjunction with the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm to provide added operator protection,” Kurt said.
Hand-held diagnostics device
Genie has a global reputation for service capabilities integrated into its machines, without the need for a laptop or other tools, Kurt said.
“With convenience, comfort and accessibility in mind, the Genie Tech Pro Link tool is a handheld diagnostics device that allows users access to real-time data, calibration or fault code information and gauges and to make setting adjustments such as speed and so much more, all from the palm of the hand,” Kurt said.
Described by operators as easier to use than other similar tools, the new device combines smart, simple features with an integrated flashlight and magnetic attachment for easy, hands-free operation.
“For Genie booms, the Genie Tech Pro Link device offers the advantage of being able to work from both ground and platform controls. For Genie scissor lifts, this means the ability to stand upright while using the Genie Smart Link diagnostics control system at ground level.”