Terex Utilities recently updated the monitor display for its Terex Load Alert system.
Load Alert monitors and analyzes the truck’s jib and platform capacity and boom positions on Terex aerial devices. It's designed to provide visible and audible alerts when an overload is detected.
“The system supplements users’ safe work practices by providing immediate feedback to an operator,” said Kevin Stutzman, engineering manager at Terex. “As an option, it is also possible to send a notification report via text or email to a specified location.
“For example, notifications to fleet departments provide can provide information to assist with maintenance protocols.”
The company said Load Alert monitors boom angle, platform and jib capacity, winch line distance from the platform pivot point, and winch line load. Included in the display is a full load chart, in addition to the printed load chart, to assist operators with staying within the operating limits of the aerial device.
The initial screen indicates the system is operational, and during operations, now turns red if an overload is detected and displays “overload” on the screen, Terex said. A dial read-out shows the percentage of overload for either the platform, the jib or both. In addition, an alert sounds in the platform and at ground level.
“Terex continues to lead the way with technology featuring practical benefits for fleet users and owners,” said Joe Caywood, director of marketing. “By staying engaged with customers, Load Alert has evolved since its introduction in 2016—the first of its kind for insulated aerial devices. As new technology becomes available or we identify improvement opportunities, we seek feedback from our customer partners.
“The new monitor displays are a result of those conversations.”