Liebherr XPower Wheel Loaders Get Adaptive Work Lights and Keyless Entry [VIDEO]
Liebherr's adaptive working lighting reacts intuitively to the lift arm position and articulation angle of the wheel loader using LED light sensors to ensure areas are always evenly lit, whilte also eliminating glare or reflections.
Liebherr has added new adaptive working lights and keyless entry for the XPower wheel loaders. The adaptive working lighting is an intelligent light control system that always shows the working area in the best light. The Liebherr key with remote control opens the driver’s door at the push of a button and activates the cab lighting. Both options will improve safety and prove to be invaluable at twilight, during the night, underground or in other low light conditions.
With conventional lighting systems, machine operators have to compromise on the brightness of the headlights. On full beam, the light is reflected on steel machine parts or on the drop sides of trucks, which creates glare and shadows. And when light output is reduced, visibility deteriorates. Adaptive working lighting solves this problem. With the help of sensors, the light output automatically adjusts itself to the position of the lift arm and the working equipment and to the articulation angle of the wheel loader. This provides the machine operator with significantly more light when the bucket is lowered and when the working equipment is lifted, the headlights dim. Glare on steel machine parts or shadows on the drop sides of vehicles is minimized.
With adaptive working lighting, an additional LED headlamp on the front of the vehicle maximizes the lighting conditions when equipment is raised. The result is a better lit working area. Strain on the machine operator from glare, reflection and shadows is reduced. With adaptive working lighting there are also four dimmable LED or halogen working lights at the top edge of the cab and two standard LED or halogen headlights to ensure good lighting conditions and a high level of safety.
Customers can also request the high-performance LED working lights, which provide an even better light output and lower energy consumption than conventional headlights.
The new keyless entry allows the machine operator to lock and unlock the cab at the push of a button using the Liebherr key with remote control. The cab door also opens automatically at the touch of a button and a sensor simultaneously activates the cab’s interior lighting. With this new feature, the cab and entire entry area are well lit, ensuring the driver's safe.
By Curtis Sund
on July 27, 2017
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