INTERFORST Highlights 2022
The INTERFORST as a leading international trade fair offers PALFINGER EPSILON the best platform to enter into dialog with our customers. We combine customer experiences with our latest technologies and present the new GENERATION 3 as a result. Fantastic weather and happy faces - especially after a long break, everyone was happy about the personal exchange and the visitors could check out our innovations on site.
Around 31,000 visitors from 61 countries took the opportunity to visit INTERFORST from 17.07. - 20.07.2022 in Munich (Germany). At the PALFINGER EPSILON booth 1008/1, the new GENERATION 3 was presented with the following highlights:
- Longest Reach in it's class - up to 10.9 m
With a reach of almost eleven meters, the new GENERATION 3 once again offers the longest reach in its class. A significantly larger working arc when loading and comparatively fewer truck repositioning steps make work much more efficient.
- COMFORT DRIVE - inlcuding a new 360-degree lighting concept
For our crane operators we developed the new COMFORT DRIVE with maximum ergonomics while operating the crane and minimum fatigue during longer tasks. The Grammer seat features suspenstion for perfect comfortt and the new joystick options for a better firm grasp of every situation. If the days are too short for longer tasks, the new 360-degree lighting concept turns night into day to create optimal working conditions even in the dark.
- New integrated central greasing options - automatic or manual
The new centralized greasing options also enhance efficiency during maintenance. Regardless of whether automatic or manual, both centralized greasing systems are fully integrated into the crane design to ensure consistently smooth operation of the crane right from the start.
- New stabilizer options - up to 5,4m
The new outrigger options provide optimum stabilization with support widths of up to 5.4 meters while maintaining compact dimensions in the retracted position. This ensures even greater stability of the entire system, in particular when loading large loads with a long reach from the side.
- SMART CONTROL – the intelligent EPSILON assistance system
The new PALFINGER SMART CONTROL assistance system enables even faster and more intuitive crane operation and is available as an option on the new GENERATION 3 for on-road and off-road deployments. The locations of the sensors have already been taken into account when designing the cranes so they are fully integrated into the overall system. The assistance system is only available in combination with the TEC CAB control system.
- VIRTUAL DRIVE - possible future technology for the next generation
In the VIRTUAL DRIVE concept study, a camera system is mounted on the crane exactly where the driver would normally be located. In this case, they swapping the seering wheel for joysticks and operate the crane without to leave the truck cab. The camera casts a 360° image in real time and in 3D into the driver's glasses in the cab. As this still needs to be tested and improved, it is not offered on the market yet.
We would like to thank all our guests who visited us at our PALFINGER EPSILON booth. INTERFORST 2022 was a complete success and we are already looking forward to 2026!