Haulotte upgrades Compact range of electric scissor lifts

Haulotte has upgraded its Compact range of electric scissor lifts. The five new rugged models have been redesigned to ensure a maximum utilisation rate, increased safety and simplified maintenance.

The machines provide working heights from 8 to 14 m, with load capacities from 250 to 450 kg. They can be used for indoor and outdoor applications, except for the Compact 10N and Compact 14 (Compact 2632 E and Compact 3947 E in North America).

"The slab electric scissors market segment is extremely competitive. The new models of the Compact range are easy to use and ensure maximum productivity. They are versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications, such as industrial maintenance, finishing works, or during the construction phase," said Baptiste Roland, product marketing manager at Haulotte.

All sensitive elements have been well integrated and protected in order to operate without difficulty in cumbersome and dirty environments. At the front of the machine, the steering cylinder and the various sensors are positioned inside the chassis to avoid any damage.

At the rear, the ladder, the asynchronous motors (AC), the platform and charger sockets are fully built into the counterweight which serves as a bumper and prevents costly and time-consuming repairs. To simplify transport, lateral and longitudinal forklift pockets are available.

On the scissor stack, the cable and hose routing have been carefully designed. The crossbrace tubes provide rigidity to the platform when working at height. The guardrails of the new Compact scissors have been reinforced using larger section tubes.

Two vertical reinforcement bars help to absorb impacts and limit deformation over time. All models feature easily foldable guardrails as standard, which remain in the footprint of the chassis when folded.

Efficient and connected

The Compact scissors can climb slopes up to 25% and lift up to 450 kg (three people) depending on the model. Full height travel is possible for maximum productivity. The Compact 8N, 10 and 12 models (Compact 2032 E, 2647 E and 3247 E in North America) operate indoors and outdoors without height or load restrictions.

Two chassis widths are available: the models with a narrow chassis of 0.8 m offer greater manoeuvrability, while the wide models (1.2 m chassis) have a larger working area. The switch from hydraulic drive to asynchronous motors has significantly improved the energy efficiency of the machine.

The new Compact scissors can be equipped with the Sherpal telematics solution to increase their utilisation rate. This system enables machines to be located in real time and share their operational status. An alert is sent when a dangerous behaviour is identified (overload, deactivation of safety functions, etc), thus reducing the risk of accidents.

Haulotte’s telematics system also allows owners to know the actual use of machines in the field. By setting time slots and work zones per site, fleet managers can easily detect out-of contract use.

Smooth operation

The electric transmission (AC motors) ensures smooth operation all the way up to the work area. The proportional movements allow precise manoeuvres. The intuitive upper control box is equipped with an ergonomic joystick and a drive speed selector. The front steering wheels feature an optimal turning radius since the motors are located at the rear.

In order to protect drivers effectively, the Compact scissors can be fitted with a new secondary guarding system. The device is integrated into the upper control box and detects the driver’s position and movements in real time using LiDAR technology. A warning light and audio announcements, available in 13 languages, inform the operator of the system’s status. In dangerous situations, the machine stops immediately and restricts forward movements.

The Compact scissor lifts have been designed to facilitate routine maintenance operations; components are easily accessible, electrical and hydraulic elements have been separated, and the routing of hoses has been carefully designed to avoid the risk of friction and leaks. The asynchronous motors require no routine maintenance.

To improve the performance and lifespan of the battery, the Compact scissors are equipped with Haulotte Activ’Energy Management. The intelligent CAN Bus charger constantly monitors battery parameters to ensure optimal charging. It also incorporates dedicated charging cycles for battery maintenance (desulfation, equalisation, etc). To reduce maintenance costs and efforts, the system can be fitted with centralised watering solutions, either manual or automatic.

The Compact scissors embed a number of diagnostic solutions to facilitate troubleshooting and reduce downtime. The Haulotte Activ’Screen on-board diagnostic tool gives access to machine parameters and delivers key information about the machine’s status in real time. These features are available via the Haulotte Diag mobile application as well, which also offers advanced diagnostics with detailed resolution procedures.

The Sherpal telematics solution allows remote diagnosis of machines. It considerably reduces downtime by providing access to fault codes and recommending actions. The telematics data is very useful for organising the planning of the technical teams. The Activ’Energy Management tool enables complete control over battery maintenance, and thus can significantly reduce maintenance costs.