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Indexator present smart rotators

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Within existing rotator interface Indexator offer smart rotator systems for semi or full automation

Indexator Rotator Systems AB continue to develop new, innovative solutions for customers need of tomorrow. During year 2021 Indexator will fully launch smart rotator systems, where angle and angle velocity can be sent back to the machine control system. This is an important step to enable semi or full automation systems.

Innovation and product development are natural ingredients within Indexator's daily operations. With 40 year's experience of rotator manufacturing, Indexator have a market leading position. Besides hydraulic rotators the company offer the widest range of links and swing dampers suitable for most crane models and application areas.

Technology leap

Now the company takes a technology leap by introducing smart rotators to the market. With the patented and verified Indexator smart system, the rotator position and angle velocity will be sent back to the base machines control system. This enables the possibility to develop semi and full automation system on the rotator function.

- By using the smart rotator system machine operations will be more productive and thereby more profitable for the machine owner, says Emma Forsgren, Engineering Manager at Indexator.

Available within Indexators standard rotator interface

Indexator have long experience of developing solutions for OEM and therefore understand the importance of compatibility. One benefit with the smart rotator system is that it is available within Indexators standard rotator interface towards crane tip and tool, which eliminates or minimize need of hardware redesign.

- Besides using standard interface we have also developed Indexator J1939 CAN protocol which furthermore minimize the threshold for implementing the system, says Emil Hörnberg.

Indexator Rotator Systems AB is a global leader in the manufacture of rotators, swivels and accessories. Today, Indexator is an extremely strong brand in the forestry, material handling and recycling industries all over the world. The company conducts world-class R&D that includes a dedicated, in-house test lab that international equipment manufacturers also turn to develop new products and functions. We currently have about 110 employees and annual sales of around SEK 260 million. A high proportion of our sales go to export, with around 80 per cent of production being sold to more than 40 markets around the world.

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For additional information, please contact:

Erik Svensson, Sales and Marketing Manager,

Tel:  +46 70 314 96 40

Johnny Karlsson. Area Sales Manager and Marketing Communications

Tel: +46 933 148 25

Diagnostic tool built-in to the system

Besides determining rotator position and angle velocity, the sensor also have a palette of diagnostic codes which is sent back to the system.

- For safety reasons the sensor also sends redundant signals to the CAN-BUS network, says Emil Hörnberg, leading engineer for the smart rotator project.

Source: Indexator