Genie updates whole GS scissor carry line forward of recent ANSI requirements
In preparation for brand new requirements for aerial lifts that take impact in December, Genie has unveiled two new scissor carry fashions for the U.S. market, together with upgrades to its full line of GS slab scissors.
Throughout a press occasion September 17 at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, the corporate introduced that it’s going to add the brand new 46-foot GS-4655 to its slab scissor lineup for the worldwide market, together with North America. And it’ll introduce to North America the 19-foot GS-1932, a mannequin that has been on the European market.
The brand new and up to date fashions within the GS collection meet ANSI requirements that may require scissor lifts to be rated for indoor and outside use to account for wind security, and to have load-sensing know-how to forestall platform overload. The requirements additionally name for modifications to the platform rails and for different security options. Machines constructed earlier than that date wouldn’t have to fulfill the brand new requirements.
ANSI compliance was not the one factor on Genie engineers’ minds when creating the subsequent technology of slab scissor lifts. The corporate additionally added such options as an AC electric-drive system as an alternative of a hydraulic drive motor to the GS-4655 and launched a wide range of optionally available equipment to help employees on the platform.
The brand new GS-4655 has a platform capability of 770 kilos, is 55 inches extensive and is designed for heavy- and light-duty development, in addition to for narrow-aisle warehouse duties, electrical set up and amenities upkeep, the corporate says.
Genie touts the GS-1932 as a lighter various to its GS-1930, which will even be up to date for ANSI compliance. The electrical GS-1932 weighs in at just below 3,000 kilos and might go the place heavier lifts could be restricted by weight. Additionally it is 2 inches wider than the GS-1930, at 32 inches, and has a platform capability of 500 kilos. It’s designed for maneuvering in tight areas.
Indoor versus outside
Presently, scissor lifts in the USA wouldn’t have to be rated for indoor/outside use, however below the brand new ANSI requirements, producers should account for wind as much as 28 mph for outside use and restrict platform peak accordingly.
In complying with the requirements, Genie determined to design its scissors for each indoor and outside use by permitting operators to easily push a button to alter modes.
In indoor mode, the GS-4655 can rise to a platform peak of 46 toes. However in outside mode, the max platform peak is mechanically restricted to 34 toes 6 inches for the wind score.
For the GS-1932, indoor mode permits a platform peak of 19 toes, whereas outside mode reduces max peak to 14 toes eight inches.
The change to indoor or outside mode could be made with the push of a button on the platform controls or on the floor controls. If the operator doesn’t choose a mode, the carry mechanically operates in outside mode. The indoor/outside mode change can be made whereas the platform is elevated.
One other massive change for scissor lifts below the requirements is load-sensing know-how that mechanically cuts off machine operations when the platform capability is exceeded. Genie makes use of sensors to continuously monitor platform load, and when exceeded, visible and audible alerts are triggered and machine movement stops till weight is diminished.
One other change within the platform focuses on the guardrails, which have to be elevated to 3 toes 7 inches excessive. To accommodate the change, Genie switched from normal rails to folding guardrails on all its GS scissors, besides the GS-1330m, which due to its measurement doesn’t require the elevated rails.
To satisfy the brand new ANSI requirements, GS scissors will even be geared up with toe boards on all platform entrances and normal swing gates as an alternative of a series hyperlink at platform openings.
The GS-4655 will include a 4-foot rollout extension deck, and it has full-drive capabilities at its max 46-foot platform peak.
Different platform options for the GS-4655 embrace diamond plate flooring for a sturdy gripping floor and a hyperlink stack centered below the platform for operator stability and luxury.
Electrical replaces hydraulic
For the GS-4655, Genie changed the hydraulic drive motors with an AC electric-drive system that the corporate says has “go anyplace capabilities.” The front-wheel electric-drive motors are sealed to forestall harm on harsh jobsites.
The carry can climb as much as a 25 % grade and has a 14-degree breakover angle to forestall bottoming out when climbing truck ramps for transporting, Genie says. Aspect forklift pockets have additionally been included on the chassis to help transport.
Genie says the environment friendly electric-drive system together with regenerative braking provides the GS-4655 “industry-leading runtime per cost.” The system additionally delivers “exact and easy drive management and fewer hydraulic contact factors.”
Equipment for the platform
Genie has launched three new ANSI-compliant equipment to go along with its new and up to date GS fashions. The Genie Elevate Instruments equipment are all designed for simple set up and are as follows:
Work Tray – provides platform employees a spot to retailer their instruments, fasteners and different small objects to remove muddle and tripping hazards. It’s much like the trays for Genie’s growth lifts and can be used on the extension deck.
Pipe Cradle – supplies a safe solution to carry pipes and different supplies on the platform, whether or not the extension deck is prolonged or retracted.
Panel Provider – permits operators to put panels, home windows and drywall on the surface floor of the platform to offer employees extra room within the platform and make loading, unloading and elevating the fabric simpler. The provider spans the size of the platform.
The equipment and new and up to date GS scissor lifts might be out there later this yr in North America, Genie says.