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Oerlikon Fairfield Assigned Patent for Electric Wheel Drive

Date: 27-02-2013 / Author: kparrish

Oerlikon Fairfield, Lafayette, Ind., has received a patent for the development of an integrated spindle-carrier electric wheel drive. The E01S drive features a 1.2kW AC induction motor, a 26.6:1 compact double planetary gearbox, and a spring-applied electrically released brake.


Custom Equipment Unveils Prototype Push-Around Scissor Lift

Date: 27-02-2013 / Author: kparrish

Access platform manufacturer Custom Equipment, West Bend, Wis., unveiled the prototype of the newest push-around scissor lift in its Hy-Brid family of products during The Rental Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The Hy-Brid HB-P527 is a compact, lightweight, push-around lift designed to work in tight spaces.


Powered Platform Manufacturer JLG Previews Free Analyzer App

Date: 21-02-2013 / Author: kparrish

Powered access OEM JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., recently previewed a new free app that will let service technicians conveniently analyze and troubleshoot nearly any JLG access platform using a notepad computer or smart phone.


Although JLG doesn’t expect to roll out its new Mobile Analyzer App until May, or so, the company previewed it at The Rental Show in Las Vegas during February. “We want to make sure that we have ample inventory of the wireless access module before we launch,” said Travis Myers, director of customer support.