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Kesla introduces quick changer for multiple control types in one crane

September 28, 2021  By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

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Kesla Oyj has developed a quick change solution for the truck crane control method used in its equipment.

KESLA Quick allows up to four different control methods to be used in one crane. The quick change of the control method is available for Kesla’s own KESLA proC truck crane control system.

Four control types

Using KESLA Quick, a crane equipped with the KESLA proC control system can smoothly make use of two to four different control types. In addition to the mini and maxi joysticks, the maxi joystick-plus-pedals combination and the four levers-plus pedals combination are possible.

If there isn’t a need for all four control types, the customer can choose what they need – for example, just the mini joysticks and maxi joysticks. In the proC control system, there can be up to five user profiles, containing the control type and individual adjustments, on one crane.

It takes only few minutes to change the control type. In practice, this means detaching and attaching the joysticks with quick couplers and selecting the right operator profile.

If a control type selected by the customer requires the use of pedals, they will remain in place at all times and be deactivated as necessary.

Operator comfort

One important area for operator comfort is the control systems. KESLA Quick allows flexible use of the crane among operators who are accustomed to different control types. In a field where there is high demand for skilled workers, a crane that is not tied to a single control method is a an advantage.

It is possible to retrofit the KESLA Quick change system, if the crane is equipped with the KESLA proC control system.

The KESLA Quick system is also expected to be useful in the crane rental business.

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