Haulotte Reveals the New Sigma 16 Electric Articulating Booms

Haulotte reveals two new electric articulating booms: Sigma 16 and Sigma 16 Pro. The new models combine the performance with a high level of serviceability to meet the requirements for working at heights up to 16 m (46 ft platform height). The latest additions to the Haulotte family are designed for many indoor and even outdoor applications, such as industrial maintenance, finishing, renovation, cutting-edge industry, or events.

The Sigma 16 electric articulating booms, with their high up & over clearance and outreach, overcome all obstacles to reach remote work areas.

The jib with horizontal rotation offers a precise and safe approach without repositioning the machine. This additional movement flexibility enables operators to save precious time with maneuvers and access areas that are not accessible with a regular jib.

Sigma 16 booms answer the industry’s expectation thanks to its two simultaneous movements and its elevation speed (90 seconds to full height). Some applications require the use of multiple equipments. Sigma 16 models can carry up to 230 kg of load (500 lb) and 2 operators without envelope restriction.

Sigma 16 operates indoors as well as outdoors, on a lot of types of stabilized slab floors, thanks to its wide, solid, and notched tires and its high ground clearance (17 cm – 7 in). The homogeneous tilt (4° no matter the boom orientation) makes it easy the reach the work zone without machine repositioning and time lost.

Agility in different situations

Sigma 16 models operate in confined spaces without damaging the surrounding environment as the turret stays within the chassis footprint while rotating. Thanks to a compact footprint and narrow turning radius, operators can easily maneuver in tight spaces.

Asynchronous motors and proportional controls allow smooth and fluid movements. The ergonomic control box is like the one used in Haulotte RTJ and finally, the architecture of the machine also allows a vertical elevation of the arm.

Increased comfort and safety

Sigma 16 booms can be equipped with both a front and lateral door for easy entry and a robust tool tray providing a large storage capacity. Driving safety is improved with the centered boom arm. For better safety and stability, the driving speed automatically adjusts during turns and on slopes.

The exclusive anti-entrapment system Haulotte Activ’Shield Bar is available on the SIGMA 16 models. In case of entrapment, the operator is pushed towards the bar integrated into the upper box cover, and the machine stops automatically. The Safety Gap allows a large clearance, preventing driver entrapment.

The integrated Haulotte Activ’Lighting System, supports safe maneuvers, especially in low light conditions. Ten low energy consumption LED spotlights light up the machine controls and surrounding areas for easy loading and unloading operations.

  • Primary front, under-basket and rear ground projectors
  • Side and platform lightings
  • Anti-glare control box lighting
  • Lower control panel illumination

Attention paid to battery care

Available on SIGMA 16 models, the Haulotte Activ’Energy Management solution reduces the Total Cost of Ownership by optimizing the batteries’ performance and lifespan. The integrated smart charger adapts the charging curve and integrates specific cycles dedicated to battery maintenance. To simplify maintenance and ensure optimal battery health, customers can opt for a centralized water-filling system.

To optimize power consumption and ensure the machine can handle daily work requirements, SIGMA 16 models feature gravity platform lowering and a charge indicator on the upper control box.

A service-oriented design

Haulotte chose to separate the electric and hydraulic elements to easily perform maintenance. Hose routing has been engineered to avoid the risks of friction and leakage. AC motors do not require any regular maintenance.

Featuring reinforced hoods with wide openings, SIGMA 16 offers direct access to components, reducing downtimes. The whole machine has been subjected to rigorous endurance testing to guarantee its robustness.

Diagnostic solutions

The Haulotte Activ’Screen interface helps users with daily maintenance operations. This onboard diagnostic tool gives access to machine settings and displays detailed troubleshooting procedures on a large screen.. Technicians can access the same features on their mobile devices using the Haulotte Diag app.

Connected to the machine’s CAN bus architecture, the SHERPAL module decodes the data transmitted by the various components on the machine. The Haulotte telematics solution provides data to perform remote diagnostics, optimize technicians’ call-outs and adopt “energy” practices to make the right decisions at the right time.

Source: Haulotte