JLG Industries, manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, has introduced a smart phone app for remote control operation of its R-Series scissor lifts. The app allows operators to control equipment by pairing any smartphone with the access platform via a QR code and Bluetooth. The technology is expected to be most useful during mobilisation. “Operating equipment in tight spaces, or loading and unloading from a truck, can be a cumbersome experience,” says Jan-Willem van Wier, senior product marketing manager for JLG EMEA. “The mobile control app helps operators manoeuvre equipment in tight spaces, through doors and during loading and offloading for transport, avoiding potential hazardous situations. The operator can be anywhere around the machine without being restric
John L Grove founded JLG half a century ago, thereby pioneering the access industry with the world’s first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1. On 9 January 1969, Grove rallied a small group of people around one big idea – to create a safer way to work at height. Five decades later, Grove’s passion for safety and his pioneering spirit has resulted in the company being the biggest access equipment manufacturer in the world, with 6,000 employees. “Fifty years is a remarkable milestone for both JLG and the access industry,” said Frank Nerenhausen, JLG president. “Our founder not only started a company, but an entire industry. This is a key point of differentiation for the JLG brand. We continue to build on this legacy through continuous development of products, services
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