Manitex Inc. Announces HDRI as a New Standard Featured on its 40 and 50 Ton Machines

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Manitex Inc is now including Hoist Drum Rotation Indicator as a standard feature in its 40 and 50 ton machines. This new standard feature allows for better control of the load being picked up or dropped off in situations of poor visibility.

Manitex, Inc. is now incorporating the Hoist Drum Rotation Indicator (HDRI) as a standard feature on their 40- and 50-ton machines. The hoist drum rotation indicator is an electronically operated system that provides the operator with touch indication of drum rotation. This enables the operator to tell if the drum is rotating, and at what speed, even under the most distracting conditions.

The indicator assembly consists of three main parts--the magnetic sensor, the controller unit, and the indicator unit. The sensor senses the rotation of the motor shaft, and thus, indirectly, the hoist drum. The sensor is connected by electrical wiring to the controller unit that acts as a pulse generator. The controller sends a pulsating signal proportional to rotation speed to the indicator unit. The indicator unit, located in the control lever handle, pulsates in time with the signal from the controller unit.

"Offering HDRI as a standard feature in our larger machines just makes sense. Giving better load control to the operators is a task we at Manitex are always working to improve," says Scott Rolston, President of Manitex Inc.

About Manitex, Inc.

Manitex, Inc. is a leading provider of engineered lifting solutions including truck-mounted cranes, rough terrain forklifts and special mission oriented vehicles. Manitex also manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of boom trucks and sign cranes that are primarily used in industrial projects, energy exploration and infrastructure development, including roads, bridges, and commercial construction. The Manitex Liftking subsidiary, which includes the Noble forklift product line, manufactures and sells a complete line of rough terrain forklifts and special mission oriented vehicles, as well as other specialized carriers, heavy material handling transporters and steel mill equipment. Manitex Liftking's rough terrain forklifts are used in both commercial and military applications.

Source: Fahrenheit Marketing, LLC

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