JLG Launching Nine New Products, Virtual Reality Theater at CONEXPO 2017

JLG will launch several new products including one marking its entry into a new product category, as well as feature virtual reality and simulator technologies.

SkyTrak 10054 telehandler
SkyTrak 10054 telehandler

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, will bring its portfolio of innovative new products, forward-looking technologies, and unmatched customer support programs to Gold Lot booth #G3946 and the Technology Pavilion at CONEXPO 2017.

“At JLG, we continue to focus our efforts on advancing aerial equipment, investing our research and development dollars to pioneer the machines and technologies that will lead the access equipment industry into the future,” says Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President, JLG Industries. “That investment is paying off, as evidenced by the new products we’re bringing to CONEXPO, along with the ground-breaking technologies that are changing today’s worksite and shaping the worksite of tomorrow.”

JLG will launch nine new products in the boom, scissor, and telehandler categories at the show, while showcasing a number of the company’s most popular products, including the SkyTrak 10054 telehandler and 1932R electric scissor lift. An additional new product on display will mark the company’s entry into a new product category.

JLG will showcase several technologies designed to improve equipment productivity, expand operator training opportunities, and enhance jobsite safety. JLG will also highlight its comprehensive aftermarket program including parts, service and training, as well as used, certified and reconditioned equipment.

In addition to its booth, JLG will have a presence at the show’s Tech Experience Pavilion, a 75,000 sq. ft. space dedicated to presenting new construction innovations and emerging technologies that will drive change and process improvement across the industry. In the first of two exhibits, JLG will demonstrate the future of training with its lift and access equipment simulator. The simulator employs advanced gamification learning, similar to a video game experience, to familiarize operators with the controls and operation of boom lifts and telehandlers. A multi-player version of the simulator will enable an operator in the pavilion to interact with two operators in the JLG booth and experience real scenarios as they complete specific tasks in the same computer-simulated environment.

“Virtual reality creates a fully immersive experience that gives operators a better understanding of real-world conditions,” says Rick Smith, Senior Director Global Product Training at JLG Industries Inc. “The simulator creates a unique training opportunity, where operators can learn with minimal risk, even in difficult environments, like working at height or in tight spaces.”

A second exhibit, JLG’s Virtual Reality Theater, invites show attendees to put on virtual reality headsets to experience JLG’s No Touch Enhanced Detection System (EDS). No Touch EDS is a sensor-based technology that detects the proximity of an object, alerting the operator to its presence through an auditory and visual warning, while simultaneously slowing, then stopping the machine when it gets too close. Once stopped, the machine is limited to reverse mode until it’s at a safe distance, unless the operator overrides the system to slowly inch closer to complete the work at hand. If not overridden, the machine remains in reverse mode until it is safely clear of the object, at which point it returns to normal operation. The standing theater uses handrails to divide rows of participants and enhance the virtual experience by mimicking the platform railing on a boom lift.

The Tech Experience Pavilion will also be the setting for a series of short, informative Tech Talks on a variety of topics. The list of speakers includes Robert Messina, Oshkosh Corporation’s Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology and Chief Technology Officer. Messina is scheduled to speak Tuesday, March 7 at 11:42 a.m. in the pavilion’s auditorium. His presentation will focus on robotics, including the use of robots on construction sites to improve safety, access hard-to-reach work areas, and complete and monitor work remotely.

For additional information about the jobsite of the future, visit booth #G3946 at CONEXPO or the Technology Pavilion.