The latest trends in access equipment on show in Paris

Intermat will be one of the largest construction shows of 2024, with the obligatory access OEMs in the lineup.

Palazanni wil show its XT52 with winch and its in-basket accessories range. Palazanni will show its XT52 with winch and its in-basket accessories range.

More than 1,000 exhibitors turned out for the Intermat trade show in Paris last month, witnessing a number of dominant themes, including alternative power and the construction industry’s role in the energy transition.

Intermat Director Christophe Lecarpentier said 65% of the companies registered were “international,” with strong interest from Chinese manufacturers.

“What is clear is that in France and in Europe, some Chinese brands have taken some market share and Europe has been their focus,” he said.

The 2018 show attracted around 1,500 exhibitors and 180,000 visitors. Regarding visitors to this year’s event, Lecarpentier acknowledged the majority were from Europe but said Intermat was positioned as an “international show” and organizers worked hard to “attract people from Asia, India, Africa and America.”

Intermat was last held in 2018, and the 2021 event was cancelled due to the pandemic. Following is a summary of what Intermat held in store for access equipment, illustrating the latest trends in technology and the growing presence of international OEMs.

Specialist lifts

Spider lift specialist Teupen is launching a new model, with innovative updates to the chassis, turret, boom and jib.

The articulated LEO27GTplus is based on Teupen’s existing design which sees all cable and hydraulic hoses stored internally, to protect against environmental conditions. It also includes flexible set up in confined spaces, such as between rows of seats.

The LEO27GTplus has a maximum working height of 27m and horizontal outreach of 14.30m at 100kg capacity.

Teupen’s new LEO27GT plus. Teupen’s new LEO27GT plus.

As standard, the machine is equipped with hydraulic height and width adjustable crawler tracks and a radio remote control. Also included as standard is a 10.8 kW (14.7 hp) Kubota diesel engine for outdoor use in combination with a 230-volt electric motor for indoor use.

In addition, the model is equipped with a new colour display in the platform, the Fuzzy V control, as well as wider and longer non-marking rubber tracks.

Along with the usual set-up positions (wide/wide, wide/narrow, narrow/narrow), the machine has an additional position - front narrow/rear wide or vice versa. The new version enables the machine to set up between the rows of seats and work in confined areas.

Another spider lift specialist Palazzani will be using the show to present three lifts, each belonging to one of the company’s main series, plus two new options.

The Ragno XTJ 52+ Bi-Energy will be in crane version with a 980kg hydraulic winch, in place of the basket, at the show. The model has a maximum working height of 51m with 16.5m outreach.

The unit can easily be switched between platform and Ragno Crane and uses the same controls as the Ragno Platform.

Also on the booth will be the 30m working height Ragno TSJ 30.1, with s hybrid option of diesel engine and lithium battery - again with the hook in place of the basket. The light lift has a 13m outreach.

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One model in the Palazzani’s TZX range will be on display, with its two aluminum articulated and telescopic booms and low center of gravity and optimized stability.

In addition, another option will be on the booth: a lifting accessories kit for the basket, currently available for 52m XTJ 52+.

The kit includes a vertical load lifting jib, which is a fixed hook jib, extendable in two positions with 100kg lifting capacity and mounted in a central position on the basket, designed to lift antenna components.

New front fork supports are designed to lift glass panels and similar loads, up to 100kg, while the upper fork support option, adjustable in three vertical positions, is for loads such as pipes and profiles.

An electronic anemometer is also installed on the cage.

Genie’s booth at Intermat is a joint display with French distributors SNM Lift, EMM, Mazoyer, Hydrolift and AB Equipements. It will show a range of electrified solutions and the newly upgraded TraX system.

Genie’s updated Trax system will be  on the Z-62/40 boom lift. Genie’s updated Trax system will be on the Z-62/40 boom lift.

Available on four boom lift models, the next generation TraX features 50% fewer serviceable parts, which is designed to reduce the time and expense of maintenance and improves the total cost of ownership. Genie’s TraX, on average, offer 72% less contact pressure compared with standard tyre options due to their broader weight distribution, allowing them to work on sensitive, low-weight floors or in muddy terrain and sensitive ground conditions.

The updated system will be displayed on a Z-62/40 boom lift at Intermat.

TraX is also available on the S-80 J - the only track system available on a boom lift in that height class. Additionally, it is available on two Xtra Capacity booms – the S-45 XC and the S-65 XC, also making it the only tracks system available on dual capacity machines.

Multiple platforms

LGMG, will have 10 units at the show. The company’s RT scissor line will be represented by the SR1623E and SR2024E, with the latter being a new product. Offering a 21.7m working height and a platform capacity of 750kg for up to four people, it means that LGMG now has a full range of RT scissor lifts with platform heights covering 8m to 20m.

The company also plans to exhibit four articulated booms at the show and the 29m working height T26JE telescopic boom, with lithium batteries.

There will also be articulated booms on show. For example, the AR24J is a newly launched lift and the highest in that product line, at 26.6m working height.

LGMG’s electric drive vertical mast lifts will include the new M0810JE, designed to operate in tight spaces. The platform can be extended outward to 3.2m, with a larger working area. The compact platform measures 0.98 x 0.72m and weighs 2720kg.

Vehicle mounts will be presented by Multitel Pagliero, including the new Axon full electric range.

In the Axon line-up is the 16.2m working height MT 162 telescopic platform on a 3.5 tonne GVW full electric 35S10 Iveco eDaily. Its load capacity is 80kg and it has an horizontal outreach of 11.2m, rising to 250kg at 7.4m outreach.

The vehicle is powered by a 37kWh lithium battery with 400V working voltage that ensures a range of 120km, while the aerial platform is powered by an integrated hybrid module with a 5kWh lithium battery. The platform’s speed is the same as with the diesel version and is driven by a 2.5kW permanent magnet electric motor.

The 24.5m working height telescopic MJE 250 Axon is mounted on a 5.2 tonne GVW full electric Iveco eDaily 50C14. It has a horizontal outreach of 16.5m and a platform’s capacity of 100kg, rising to 250kg at 12.5m outreach.

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The manufacturer’s new 21.1m lithium spider lift - the SMX 210, also in the Axon range, has an unrestricted outreach of 9.5m and capacity of 200kg. It weighs just 2,500kg and its non-marking tracks reduce pressure, while it can handle gradients of up to 25%.

The all-electric Axon range will be on Multitel’s stand. The all-electric Axon range will be on Multitel’s stand.

Electroelsa’s focus will be on safety, with its Zero Risk theme. The Parachute device can be installed on all the manufacturer’s hoists, transport and mast climbers. The device is able to detect any missing mounting bolts on mast sections.

If bolts are not correctly mounted, the safety device stops the machine, and the mast section which is not correctly assembled is slightly raised so that it can easily be seen.

Apart from the safety angle, there will be a range of Electroels’a products, including the Elsa P26 mast climber with triangular or rectangular mast sections, maximum length of 26m and maximum working height 160m with triangula mast section and 220m with rectangular mast sections.

Transport platforms will be represented by the new Elsa PM-M1024, PM-M23 and PM-M56 - redesigned versions of previous models with different interchangeable cages and dimensions available.


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Lewis Tyler
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