JLG Expands Solutions with App, Training Simulator, Battery Monitoring System

Battery Monitoring System from JLG

Along with its lineup of new boom lifts, telehandlers, and scissor lifts, JLG also introduced a new app, XR virtual reality training simulator, and battery monitoring system at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas this March.

The new Augmented Reality (AR) app is the latest introduction in the company’s expanding portfolio of connected solutions that provide customers with mobile phone and/or tablet-based productivity and safety advantages on the jobsite. It uses next-generation augmented reality visualization to enable faster and more accurate project planning and onsite equipment management.

The augmented reality app offers several tools to improve safety, productivity, and jobsite efficiency, like machine and accessory visualizations, a decal viewer, controls viewer, and annual inspection assistant.

The AR app will be available in the Apple App Store for the Apple iOS for iPhone and iPad in Spring 2020. An Android app is planned for future release.

JLG also introduced a significant upgrade to its proprietary AccessReady XR virtual reality (VR) boom lift training simulator with the addition of a full scissor lift training package.

With AccessReady Fusion XR, both boom and scissor lift VR training are available in one unit. Users become familiar with each MEWP type and its controls, while improving skills prior to stepping into an actual machine.

AccessReady Fusion XR provides an immersive, virtual reality-based training for users of all skill levels, covering everything from controls familiarization to advanced machine operation. It’s been upgraded to include a training scenario creation and management system.   Instructors can create their own scenarios designed to test various skills and select the criteria for evaluation of user performance. Scenarios can be sequenced in a “playlist” that walks users through various exercises.

Lastly, JLG released a new advanced battery monitoring system for electric scissor lifts and boom lifts. This time-saving solution analyzes the machine's battery charge and usage, and provides diagnostic information on the battery and charger system. Components include a new smart charger, which logs the charge history and details on the machine controller, and a mobile control hardware module that provides wireless connectivity and interaction.

When used together, the system components provide real-time information, including accurate state-of-charge, battery depletion tracking, fluid level monitoring, and charging history. All information is available in an intuitive mobile application that empowers users to make informed decisions about their machine's energy system.

Operators can use the new smart charger on its own and access data with a handheld analyzer, or pair the smart charger with the mobile control hardware. Users can then access data from a wireless mobile application available to download in the Apple App Store.

The mobile app gives operators access to battery information when they are within 30 ft. of the machine or group of machines that are actively in use or plugged in for charging. This gives a one-to-many connection locally that drastically improves the data's effectiveness and operator convenience.

For more information about JLG, visit www.jlg.com.