From 1st April 2020, a change in the statutory requirement will be coming into effect in Ireland.
The change, named SI No 2 of 2020 (click to view full document), signals that all excavators with a maximum rated lift capacity at a minimum lift point radius as specified by the manufacturer of greater than or equal to 1000kg or an overturning moment greater than or equal to 40,000 Nm are fitted with the following:
WH Scott & Son has partnered with Xwatch Safety Solutions, the No1 safety supplier in the UK, who has revolutionised the safety market enabling operators across the country to work at the maximum lifting capacity whilst always remaining within the machine’s safe working load.
The Xwatch, XW2 system is the perfect solution to the standard requirement as it is a full RCI (rated capacity indicator) system alerting the operator to any unsafe movements via audible alarm. The system will also give:
The system can also be upgraded to include proportional hydraulic motion cut & height limitation if required. Click here to read more, including the full specification.