Aichi wheeled scissors coming soon

02 April 2008

Japanese manufacturer, Aichi Corporation, is introducing a range of wheeled scissor lifts for the global market. The Skytower scissors – together with two telescopic boom lifts – are the first of a new range of aerials that will spearhead the company's new worldwide export drive. Skytowers SV06CNL and SV08CNL (SV2032C and SV2632C in North America) will initially be built in Japan until the US factory is completed in Columbus Indiana. Aichi has focused on standardising parts and systems on the machines which are aimed at applications such as indoor construction, decorating and maintenance.

The maximum platform capacity of the SV06CNL and SV08CNL is 360kg (800 lb) and 230 kg (500 lb), respectively, with maximum platform heights of 6.1 m (20 ft) and 7.77m (26 ft).

An A.C. motor, with specially designed inverter, gives the scissors a duty cycle that is more than twice as long as that of its previous models, says Aichi, and provides a faster travelling speed. The proportional steering system generates a maximum steering angle of 90 degrees and smooth motion.

The stowed heights of the scissors' working platforms are 1025 mm (40.4 in) on the SV06CNL and 1155 mm (45.5 in) on the larger model: the lower position makes it easier for tools and materials to be loaded onto the platforms.

Aichi has tried to reduce the number of parts that need maintenance, such as the A.C. brushless motor which needs fewer motor unit parts. Parts that need regular inspection are easy to access and repair.

The North American models will be launched at The Rental Show 12-14 February in Las Vegas the European models will be introduced at the beginning of February.

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