CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE RELEASE, 6 MAY 2019 AT 9:00 AM EEST
Hiab, part of Cargotec, introduces its HiVision(TM) vision system for MULTILIFT hooklifts, to make hooklift operation easier, safer and quicker. HiVision creates an Augmented Reality experience by overlaying operation guidance and equipment information to real-life footage captured by rear cameras. The driver sees it on a touch-screen display inside the truck cabin that can also be used to operate the hooklift.
"We have combined our HiVision camera technology with the latest industry innovations to create HiVision for MULTILIFT. The new system offers the highest level of safety and control of all of our hooklifts. HiVision makes hooklift operation easier, safer and quicker, leading to less wear and tear of equipment, reducing the risk of accidents and increased productivity," says Jan-Erik Lindfors, Vice President, New Business Solutions, Hiab.
A MULTILIFT with HiVision has three rear mounted cameras in different heights, so the driver gets full overview. The system can detect containers and with the push of a button the driver can select guidance to reverse and lift the desired container.
"In challenging environments HiVision makes hooklift operation easier as the system guides the driver to hook up the container at the first attempt. We are very pleased to bring this more intuitive operation to the market, as there has been a strong interest for this in focus groups," says Jon Lopez, Vice President Demountables, Hiab.
HiVision adds another layer of safety, as the system shows the operator whether the container is loaded and secured correctly. It also warns about any static or on-coming obstacles so the driver can stop any operation that could otherwise lead to a dangerous situation.
HiVision for MULTILIFT is specially designed to work with the recently launched MULTILIFT Ultima, the world's most advanced hooklift range. The concept will for the first time be shown in booth 7h70 at the Transport-Logistics 2019 in Helsinki, the largest event of its kind in the Nordics region, which takes place 9 - 11 May.
Jan-Erik Lindfors,Vice President, New Business Solutions, Hiab, firstname.lastname@example.org, m: +358 50 382 3331
Jon Lopez, Vice President, Demountables, Hiab, Jon Lopez@hiab.com, m: +46 706 008 067
Nils Gjerstad, Senior Communication Manager, Hiab, email@example.com, m: +46 706 005 237
Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. Hiab's more than 3,800 employees worldwide work passionately for Hiab to be the number one partner and preferred load handling solution provider to its customers. As the industry pioneer and with a proud 75 year history, Hiab is committed to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling.
Hiab's class-leading load handling equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO brands. Hiab ProCare(TM) service, the award-winning HiVision(TM) crane operating system, or the HiConnect(TM) platform demonstrate Hiab's constant drive to provide intelligent services and smart solutions that add value to its customers. www.hiab.com
Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2018 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion, and it employs around 12,000 people. www.cargotec.com