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HomeDirectAccessAdvantages of SkyGuard Enhanced Control Panel Protection
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Advantages of SkyGuard® Enhanced Control Panel Protection

Blog Posts - Mar 18

Advantages of SkyGuard® Enhanced Control Panel Protection

JLG Industries, Inc.
World-leading access equipment manufacturer
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McConnellsburg, PA

Safety is the top concern on every job site, and OSHA identifies the Focus Four hazards as electrical hazards, fall hazards, struck-by hazards and caught-between hazards. SkyGuard® helps to lessen the risk of caught-between hazards on the job.

Caught-in, or caught-between, injuries occur when an operator gets pinned between two or more objects. Exclusively available from JLG, SkyGuard enhanced control panel protection helps decrease the likelihood of caught-between injuries while working at height. This technology is available on most JLG® boom lifts.

How It Works

Developed through extensive research and testing, the SkyGuard sensor stops all functions in use at the time when activated by approximately 50 lb (23 kg) of force. It then temporarily reverses some of the functions recently performed by the machine. By stopping the platform and moving the operator away from the obstruction automatically, SkyGuard helps prevent caught-between injuries while working at height.


Operator moves towards obstruction.
Horn sounds upon operator contact with the bar.
The auto reverse feature activates for most functions.

The reverse functionality is the only feature of its kind in the market. After stopping the machine, it temporarily reverses, or “undoes,” most functions that were in use at the time of activation for less than a second’s worth of time. The control system automatically accesses the functions in use by the operator at the time of SkyGuard activation and – for a small period of time – is able to reverse that sequence, with the exception of certain functions. 

 SkyGuard can be activated from a variety of angles and provides additional protection without impeding or reducing the work envelope of the boom lift. It also doesn't increase the platform profile or limit the use of the platform in any way, meaning you can be just as productive while enjoying extra protection. Plus, SkyGuard can be retrofit to engine-powered JLG boom lifts manufactured after 2004.

Advantages

  • Comes standard on most JLG® boom lifts
  • Can be activated from a variety of angles
  • Provides additional protection without impeding or reducing the work envelope of the boom lift
  • With no movable parts, there’s no need for scheduled or additional maintenance
  • Breakaway feature for extreme conditions
  • Resets by cycling foot switch or e-stop
  • Doesn't increase the platform profile or limit the use of the platform
  • Can be installed on combustion-powered JLG boom lifts* manufactured after 2004