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Oerlikon Provides Drive Solutions for Aerial Work Platform
August 9, 2013
Oerlikon Fairfield has been selected as the drive solutions provider for the rotational system used on the Genie SX™-180 – the world’s tallest self-propelled aerial work platform. Introduced at Bauma Munich in April, the Genie SX™-180 represents a breakthrough product intended to compete with truck-mounted aerial cranes. With a working height of 186 feet (57 m), it was developed for work on wind turbines and other energy-related projects, as well as commercial and industrial construction and maintenance. During development, Oerlikon Fairfield engineers worked closely with Genie to design the integrated platform drive assembly which consists of a gearbox, brake, motor, control valves and pinion gear providing the rotational movement for the machine.