SOUTHEAST ASIA CONSTRUCTION29 Mar 2021
New Sigma 16 electric articulating booms from Haulotte

Haulotte’s new electric articulating booms, Sigma 16 and Sigma 16 Pro (Sigma 46 and Sigma 46 Pro in North America), have a working height of up to 16 m (46 ft platform height). They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Featuring a high up-and-over clearance and an excellent outreach, the Sigma 16 booms can overcome obstacles easily to reach remote work sites. The jib with horizontal rotation ensures precise and safe approach without repositioning the machine. Such flexibility enables operators to save time with manoeuvres and access areas that are not accessible with a regular jib.

The Sigma 16 models provide two simultaneous movements and an ultra-fast elevation speed (90 seconds to full height). The booms can carry up to 230 kg of load and two operators without envelope restriction for maximum performance.

According to Haulotte, the booms can operate on all types of stabilised slab floors, thanks to their wide, solid, and notched tyres and high ground clearance (17 cm). The homogeneous tilt (4° regardless of the boom orientation) makes it easy to reach the work zone without machine repositioning and time lost.

With the booms’ compact footprint and narrow turning radius, the operators are able to manoeuvre easily in confined spaces. The booms can be used without any risk of damaging the surrounding environment as the turret stays within the chassis footprint while rotating.

The Sigma 16 series 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 Haulotte Activ’Shield Bar anti-entrapment system is available on the Sigma 16 series. 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 Haulotte Activ’Lighting System supports safe manoeuvres, especially in low light conditions. Ten low energy consumption LED spotlights are used to light up the machine controls and surrounding areas for easy loading and unloading operations.

The Haulotte Activ’Energy Management solution reduces the total cost of ownership by optimising the batteries’ performance and lifespan. The integrated smart charger adapts the charging curve and have specific cycles dedicated to battery maintenance. To simplify maintenance and ensure an optimal battery health, customers can opt for a centralised waterfilling system.

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

For easy maintenance, Haulotte has decided to separate the electric and hydraulic elements. Hose routing has also been carefully engineered to avoid the risks of friction and leakage. Plus, the AC motors do not require any regular maintenance.

Fitted with reinforced hoods with wide openings, the Sigma 16 series offers direct access to components, reducing downtimes. Haulotte said the machines have been subjected to rigorous endurance testing to guarantee their robustness.

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 functions 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. This telematics solution delivers accurate data to perform remote diagnostics, optimise technicians call-outs, adopt best ‘energy’ practices, and at a high level, make the right decisions at the right time.