Oerlikon Fairfield’s Rotational Drive Included on Genie SX-180 | Construction News

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Oerlikon Fairfield has been selected as the drive solutions provider for the rotational system used on the Genie SX-180 – the world’s tallest self-propelled aerial work platform.   

The Genie SX-180 is intended to compete with truck-mounted aerial cranes. With a working height of 186 ft. (57m), it was developed  for work on wind turbines and other energy-related projects, as well as commercial and industrial  construction and maintenance.    

During development, Oerlikon Fairfield engineers worked with Genie to design the integrated platform drive assembly which consists of a gearbox, brake, motor, control valves and pinion gear providing the rotational movement for the machine.