Nifty-Lift launches operating system

By Sarah Ann McCay25 June 2013

Screen shot of the new Enhanced User Interface from Australia’s Nifty-Lift

Screen shot of the new Enhanced User Interface from Australia’s Nifty-Lift

Australian manufacturer Nifty-Lift has introduced a new control system to accompany its latest range of platforms.

The Enhanced User Interface provides users with a high-resolution colour screen. The system features built-in fault diagnosis, fault code logging and fault overrides, plus detailed servicing information and hundreds of customisable options for warning messages, alarms and interlock logic.

An optional remote monitoring service allows customers to access system and truck data, as well as GPS location services, from anywhere in the world. Customers and Nifty-Lift engineers will also be able to diagnose faults or operating issues via the remote login system to have machines repaired on site, without the need for costly technician callouts.

The system software and graphics were designed by Nifty-Lift's engineers, using hardware supplied by IFM Efector. Nifty-Lift was the largest IFM Efector customer in Australia in 2012.

“Our first generation CANbus operating system was released in 2008, and was the first of its type in an Australian-build EWP. We identified the opportunity to make another huge leap forward, and give our customers what they were really looking for with their insulated truck mount EWP, so started the Enhanced User Interface R&D project,” explained Kevin Power, general manager, Nifty-Lift.

In a further development, Nifty-Lift’s latest range of EWPs now also include an emergency hand pump for the stabilisers, ensuring the unit can be fully stowed into the transport position in the event of a major breakdown, enabling operators to drive the machine back to a service point for repair.

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