Ettlingen, Deutschland (PressExposure) March 26, 2012 -- The forward-looking iSCALE Control System automation platform from Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS), is generating enthusiasm around the world - and now also in Russia. Early this year, Hirschmann MCS received permission to install its innovative control solution in Russian boom-type cranes.
Hirschmann was contracted in 2010 by Russia's leading crane manufacturer, Kudesnik, to equip its new generation of 60- and 80-tonne cranes with safety load indication systems based on the iSCALE Control System. Kudesnik has crane factories in Galich and Klintzy.
In Russia, a distinction is made between overload protection systems for cranes without a boom (e.g. container cranes, gantry cranes, and portal cranes, etc.) on the one hand and safety load indication systems for boom-type cranes (telescopic, lattice-boom, and mobile port cranes) on the other. All of them have to be approved by ROSTECHNADSOR, a government agency. The iSCALE Control System made a convincing impression across the board and was certified. After all, the entire platform and all of its control components and sensors were developed in line with the Hirschmann quality standards and using the latest SLI software.
It is very difficult for foreign suppliers of crane safety systems to obtain Russian certification. To accomplish this feat, they require not only an excellent product - like this automated control platform - but also the support of Russian companies. Hirschmann MCS found reliable partners for this in Kudesnik and the "All Cranes Corporation".
The next collaboration with Russian companies has already been planned: together with Baltkran, a producer of container cranes and a Hirschmann MCS customer, the developer of the iSCALE Control System aims to obtain ROSTECHNADSOR certification for these types of cranes as well.
Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) is a business unit of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, a company of the U.S.-based Belden Inc. Group.
Hirschmann MCS is the world market leader in safe load indication systems for telescopic and lattice-boom cranes and the system provider of innovative mobile automation platforms for all applications involving rough environmental conditions. The company is setting new standards in meeting safety requirements and in the product categories of sensors, controllers, consoles, and software for mobile machines and applications - across all industries.
Hirschmann MCS produces and sells product and system solutions for manufacturers of mobile machines and equpiment. It has 130 employees in Ettlingen, Germany and another 20 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (in the United States), and 300 staff work at a joint venture in Xuzhou, China and a sales office in Shanghai.