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qSCALE I2 - a Cost-Effective Innovation for Safe Load Indication

Better and simpler control of telescopic cranes - thanks to qSCALE I2 from Hirschmann MCS.

Better and simpler control of telescopic cranes - thanks to qSCALE I2 from Hirschmann MCS.

On the basis of its platforms for controllers (cSCALE) and operating devices (vSCALE), Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) has now taken the next essential step toward cost-effective safe load indication (SLI) solutions. The world market leader in the realm of safe load indication for telescopic and lattice-boom cranes has released the new qSCALE I2. As a result, the innovative functionality of the qSCALE SLI series for telescopic cranes is now also available in a low-end SLI system for small and midsized cranes. qSCALE SLI functions have been proving themselves in diverse crane applications since their introduction last year.

The qSCALE SLI family brings together more than 30 years of development and practical experience of the PAT and Krüger brands, which stand for innovative, precise, and reliable SLI solutions. The world market leader, Hirschmann MCS, has combined this extensive expertise with its enormous innovativeness to create the unique new iSCALE Control System for applications in this field.

The outstanding advantages of the qSCALE I2:
- An easy-to-use project planning tool eliminates the need for time-consuming and work-intensive software development; simple parametrization of the SLI is all it takes.
- The graphical user interface supports the crane operator and helps to prevent operating mistakes.
- Extremely fast calibration reduces the cost of preparing cranes for use.
- Highly accurate load measurement enables even better use of the upper range of lift capacity charts.
- High quality and reliability reduce expenditures for maintenance and repairs.
- The underlying concept of the iSCALE Control System was developed based on both current and future standards. This ensures that the crane conforms to all regulations worldwide.

Easy-to-Use Project Planning Tools
The qSCALE I2 project planning tool completely does away with the need to program software. This permits more efficient planning and creation of new crane types. It also enables cost-effective use of the qSCALE I2 for retrofitting purposes.

Faster, Simpler Crane Calibration for Greater Efficiency
To boost the efficiency of production, crane manufacturers need to greatly speed up the calibration process. A new mathematical model now minimizes the amount of work required for calibration right from the crane prototyping stage, which is additionally simplified by a menu-driven calibration process. For series production of telescopic cranes, the functional tests for TÜV technical approval in Germany and the associated overload trials are usually enough to determine the required parameters for crane calibration. During production, it is then only necessary to adjust the sensors.

Graphical User Interface Makes Life Easier for Crane Operators
A graphical user interface optimally supports the crane operator, guiding him step by step through the following settings to achieve the right configuration. This comprises the following parametres:

- Tips
- Support
- Counterweight
- Telescopic mode
- Reeving

The operator selects graphical elements that he can see and compare with the crane with only minimal use of texts and language. This has the advantage of much easier use without having to refer to numerical or other lists. It also enhances safety by reducing the risk of selecting an incorrect operating mode.

Forward-Looking Investment Safeguards
The new iSCALE Control System and the new series of sensors from Hirschmann MCS deliver efficient, future-proof control and safe load indication solutions that satisfy both present and future requirements for any mobile crane application.

Hirschmann MCS also offers custom-tailored solutions for cost-conscious customers. For further information, contact the company.

Company Profile:

Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) is a business unit of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, a company of the U.S.-based Belden Inc. Group.
Hirschmann MCS is the world market leader in safe load indication systems for telescopic and lattice-boom cranes and the system provider of innovative mobile automation platforms for all applications involving rough environmental conditions. The company is setting new standards in meeting safety requirements and in the product categories of sensors, controllers, consoles, and software for mobile machines and applications – across all industries.
Hirschmann MCS produces and sells product and system solutions for manufacturers of mobile machines and equpiment. It has 130 employees in Ettlingen, Germany and another 20 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (in the United States), and 300 staff work at a joint venture in Xuzhou, China and a sales office in Shanghai.


Nicole Krupp-Sieber

Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions
Hertzstrasse 32 - 34
76275 Ettlingen

Phone: +49 (0)7243 709-3101
Fax:    +49 (0)7243 709-3129

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