Signs of the Times - January 2014 - (Page 48)

NEW PRODUCTS B y Wa d e S w o r m s t e d t Wade Swormstedt is the publisher/editor of Signs of the Times magazine, celebrating his 30th year on staff. Product Showcase: CRANES Wilkie Multi-function Lift Wilkie Mfg. (Oklahoma City, OK) is offering its 52XLR multifunction lift in a compact size. It's designed to be OSHA- and CSA-compliant. All functions are pressure-relieved for a balanced system: a single-stage elevation cylinder and a double-acting load line. The rating is under the 2011 OSHA guidelines for craneoperator certification. Options include 110V and welding leads in the basket. All functions are hydraulically powered via truck PTO. (405) 235-0920; Van Ladder Aerial Work Platform ALT Sales Aerial Platform/Crane ALT Sales (Cleveland, OH) offers the Manitex Sky Crane SC 85, a versatile combination aerial platform/crane for sign erectors, with a maximum reach of 85 ft. and a lift capacity of 24,000 lbs. The Manitex SC series includes models that offer 62 to 97 ft. of reach. The SC85 can lift personnel (up to 600 lbs.) and provides 360° rotation, and multiple options for power, water and air hookups at the platform. ALT Sales is the boom-truck division of the ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp., a resource for boom-truck sales or rent. The company is an authorized dealer for Manitex and numerous other brands. (330) 659-2100; 48 SIGNS OF THE TIMES January 2014 Van Ladder Aerial Equipment (Clarks Grove, MN) offers aerial work platforms, specifically designed for sign installation and maintenance, with a working height of 45 ft. for use atop cargo vans and small trucks. The mounting system is designed for one-ton vans, but will also fit various vehicles to provide lower capital expenditures and better fuel efficiency. Energy efficient, the platforms are powered by two 12V batteries that automatically charge when the vehicle is driven between jobsites. These batteries provide enough capacity for a full day of work without running the vehicle at the jobsite, thus further limiting fuel consumption. Each Van Ladder comes equipped with an open "cage style" bucket which is designed to be more functional and ergonomic than enclosed buckets. Standard features on each Van Ladder now include a 350-lb. bucket capacity, a ground-level bucket, continuous rotation, remote control and an integrated ladder rack. Numerous attachments are available to maximize productivity. (888) 887-5847;

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - January 2014

Signs of the Times - January 2014
ST Update
Technology Update
Large-Format Design Strategies
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Commercial
Lighting Techniques
The Moving Message
Technology Review - Agfa’s Jeti Titan X
Technology Review - Polytype’s NQ32 UV hybrid printer
Design Matters
New Products
Industry News
GableSigns’ Casino Signs
Dynamic Digital Signage Made Simple
Building Street Cred
Modern Sign Engineering
Advertising index
Editorially speaking

Signs of the Times - January 2014