Hiab launches HiSkill training simulator for knuckle boom cranes

20 july 2023 15:00 PM

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 20 JULY 2023 AT 09:00 AM EDT

Hiab, part of Cargotec, announces the launch of HiSkill, a cost-efficient training simulator to improve safe and efficient knuckle boom crane operations. 

HiSkill uses virtual reality (VR) technology to create a safe and realistic learning environment for operators of HIAB knuckle boom cranes. Operators can learn the basics of crane operation without the risk of personal injury or damage to equipment or the surrounding environment. HiSkill also tracks and analyzes operator movements to provide actionable improvement suggestions. 

“HiSkill is a game-changer for crane operator training, providing the safest, most efficient and cost-effective learning system on the market. The new training simulator from Hiab is a great tool for any company that wants to improve the safety and efficiency of its crane operations,” says Maria Lindroos, Director, Digital Services Transformation, Hiab. 

Following a successful pilot, a customer with a nationwide operation has ordered 50 simulators and started using the new training system. During the pilot, HiSkill reduced its training costs by up to 50%, while doubling the first-time pass rate for the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) certification.

The system can easily be used by all customers from small businesses to large fleets. The lightweight and portable VR kits enable simulators to be used anywhere, anytime with an additional annual subscription fee per operator.

It is available to order now from all Hiab sales branches and the National Support Center. 

Further information:
Maria Lindroos, Director, Digital Services Transformation, Hiab, m: +358 40 014 7434, maria.lindroos@hiab.com

Lynn Schmidt, Product Manager, Services, Hiab USA, m: +1 567 342 4970, lynn.schmidt@hiab.com 

Nils Gjerstad, Senior Communication Manager, Hiab, m: +46 706 005 288, nils.gjerstad@hiab.com

About Hiab
Hiab is a leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services, smart and connected solutions. Hiab’s class-leading load handling equipment includes HIAB, EFFER and ARGOS cranes, MOFFETT and PRINCETON truck mounted forklifts, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MULTILIFT skiploaders and hooklifts, GALFAB roll-off cable hoists, and lift gates under the ZEPRO, DEL and WALTCO brands. As the industry pioneer, Hiab is committed to be the preferred partner and solution provider to its customers and shape the future of intelligent load handling. www.hiab.com

Hiab is part of Cargotec Corporation. Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4.1 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com 

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