JLG is now offering SkySense technology for most of its boom and scissor lifts. According to the company, SkySense uses strategically placed object detection sensors and ultrasonic technology to heighten equipment operators’ awareness of the immediate surroundings. When operators are using the machine, sensors establish warning zones and create stop distances dependent on the machine’s direction.
Visual and audio alerts let operators know when the lift is approaching an object. Sensors will automatically direct the machine to slow down and stop. They also have the option to override the system and inch closer to the adjacent structure when required to complete the work.