First publishedin World Highways
Prolec last month launched its new Prolec Machine Engine (PME) platform at Donington Park motor racing circuit in central England. The event attracted around 100 customers said to be keen to witness the company’s next-generation, modular safety and control system for plant machinery.
At the launch, Prolec
described PME as an elegant replacement for its legendary Liftwatch and Heightwatch product ranges. Visitors watched live demonstrations on a Hitachi
ZX130 excavator alongside Donington Park
’s Launch Pad building, with real-time machine positional data beamed wirelessly to screens inside the building, replicating the operator’s ruggedised touch-screen display installed in the cab.
PME sits at the heart of the new modular Prolec Safety Controller and uses core software to process sensor data and model exact machine positional references. By processing specific machine data to produce generic metrics irrespective of a machine’s application, PME is said to permit far greater flexibility in installation and machine operation, helping to drive down costs and improve productivity.
This also means that the Prolec Safety Controller can be installed on virtually any piece of construction plant to instantly deliver access to a range of advanced safety solutions. Typical applications include cranes, truck mounted cranes, forklifts and telescopic handlers, excavators and backhoes, ADT and wheeled loader weighing, straddle cranes, scrap handlers, mowers and flails.
Gary Tuffy, sales and marketing director at Prolec, said he was delighted with the reception PME received from visitors to the launch.
“The sun shone on us for most of the day as we ran countless live customer demonstrations on the Hitachi excavator outside, while those inside enjoyed refreshments, watched live action metrics beamed to our plasma screens and engaged in discussions with our Prolec engineering experts,” said Tuffy.