Many product launches at APEX 2011

The seventh APEX show takes place in two month’s time. On 14-16 September all the important suppliers of aerial platforms and equipment buyers will come together at the MECC exhibition venue in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Many companies have announced important product launches scheduled for APEX.
AIRO will introduce two new articulated platforms: A 12 JE and A 15 JE. The main feature of the two models is an AC electrical power system for both drive and lifting movements. The A12 JE has a working height of 12 m, with outreach of 7,5 m and a width of only 1,2 m. The A15 JE, meanwhile, has a working height of 15 m, with outreach of 8,95 m and a width of only 1,5 m.
Stand no: 1500/3650

Big Astor will launch the Genius pedestrian tunnel. This modular system is designed to offer overhead protection for pedestrians alongside scaffolding. It can be erected in less than 2 minutes by one person and gives total protection against the accidental fall of objects. A patented telescopic support system allows the tunnel to be installed on a variety of sidewalks and uneven surfaces.
Stand no: 3100/3000
Bronto Skylift will show a brand new truck mount in the 50-m class. Full technical details will be revealed at APEX.
Stand no: 2240
CTE will put on display the award-winning truck-mounted platform B-Lift 20.13 Multipurpose and the track mounted Traccess 230. It will present the telescopic aerial platforms B-lift 230 PRO and B-Lift 510 HR, plus the articulated aerial platform Zed 20 CH, featuring new, patented H-frame outriggers.
Stand no: 1530/2420

Dingli Chinese AWP manufacturer will launch a new electric scissor lift, the JCPT1412DC, and the AMWP9-2000S vertical lift. The JCPT1412DC is a self-propelled electric scissor lift with 12 m platform height and 320 kg platform capacity. The AMWP9-2000S is a self-propelled vertical lift with front steer wheels.
Stand no: 1700

Genie is launching in Europe the new RT69 series of 1.75 m wide rough terrain scissor lifts first seen at the big US shows earlier this year. The new models are the GS-2669 RT, GS-3369 RT and GS-4069 RT and have an increased capacity and improved jobsite performance. The new GS-4069 is the world’s first 12.2 m full drive-height rough terrain scissor lift in its class, offering a 14.2 m working height.
Stand no: 1250/1270

GSR will launch three new models. The E320PXJ is a 32 m model mounted on an 18 ton chassis that will allow 20 m outreach at full cage load of 280 kg. The two other new models will be unveiled at APEX.
Stand no: 1920/3300

Hinowa launches the new tracked aerial platform Goldlift 14.70 IIIS. This unit has increased rotation from 300° to 360°. It is available at a lithium-ion battery powered version and equipped with a location and satelite diagnostics system through R.A.H.M. (remote assistance on Hinowa machines).
Stand no: 3220 + 3430

Instant UpRight will be showcasing the latest developments in AdvanceGuard Systems across its premium Span range of towers. The company will also take the opportunity to introduce a new low level access product aimed at the end user market. The new Instant ‘Build Kit’ software, meanwhile, will also be demonstrated, and is designed to assist rental companies configure towers of varying heights and lengths.
Stand no: 1660
JLG Industries will exhibit the new 1500SJ, a straight boom lift that elevates workers up to 45.7 m, requiring only a weight permit for transport. The telescoping jib, which can extend up to 7.6 m, provides work envelope flexibility and exceptional horizontal and vertical reach. The 1500SJ delivers dual 450kg/230kg capacity and three steering modes, and offers terrain ability and features systems, such as an LCD display communicating machine functions to assist operators in positioning the platform.
Stand no: 1210/3010

MOBA will introduce their new HMI concept, a new generation of modular controls for mobile equipment – including aerial platforms – that allows MOBA to create a wide variety of control designs and options without having to go through lengthy and expensive development costs. MOBA says the HMI concept will allow customers to source even small numbers of control panels for economic prices.
Stand no: 1150

Niftylift will introduce its two latest Hybrid models: the HR17 Hybrid 4×4 and HR21 Hybrid AWD. They incorporate ToughCage and SiOPS technology for greater operator protection and allow the selection of electric-only or hybrid power during operation.
The hybrid system allows the use of smaller, more efficient engines that reduce fuel consumption (up to 50%) using a purification system (catalytic converter & particulate filter) that reduces exhaust emissions. All surplus power produced by the engine (up to 60 amps) is stored in a battery pack and when extra power is required the electric motor automatically assists to boost performance. ‘Diesel Re-Gen’ also fully re-charges the batteries in four hours, offering the potential for 24-hour usage, night and day, inside or out.
Stand no: 1830
Oil & Steel will display the new aerial platform Snake 2311 Compact REL. It has four direct vertical descent stabilizing jacks that can be moved independently and individually while remaining within the outline of the truck.
Stand no: 2220

New Italian manufacturer of aerial work platforms Sky Aces will present the truck-mounted platform TUN LIFT 737-500. This machine is specifically designed for tunnel maintenance. Shareholders of new company are Adelchi Ascari, ex-Oil & Steel manager Paolo Balugani, Giuseppe Manenti and Marco Sabattini. Sky Aces SRL headquarters are in Mirandola (Modena). The production area is located in Cigole (Brescia), and has two warehouses of 5,000 sqm., each equipped with laser and plasma cutting machines, bending machines, a system for sandblasting and two painting ovens.
Stand no: 1140
Socage will present three world premiers including the first zero-emissions compact platform. The A314 NAT (Natural Aerial Transport) is installed on Ecomile FAAM truck, which is equipped with an electric motor with alternating current at 96 V and a LI-PO lithium-ion battery of 150 Ah. The new model has a range, in combined cycle, of about 100 km and it can reach a maximum speed of 80 kph. The second model is the compact A314 UP (Urban Platform), which is just 4.43 m long and 1.58 m wide.
The new T320 is equipped with a ‘within the mirrors’ stabilizing system with extensible front outriggers.The operator can stabilize the vehicle in three different configurations.
Stand no: 2030/2150
Source : Apex 2011 News Room