New brake assistant for Liebherr wheel loaders reduces stopping distance

Published 9/3, 2021 at 15:52

‘Active personnel detection’ is an innovative assistance system for the Liebherr L 526 to L 586 XPower range of wheel loaders. Liebherr has now added two extra functions, ‘brake assistant’ and ‘incident map’, to active personnel detection.

The brake assistant automatically slows the speed of the wheel loader to a standstill the moment the active personnel detection issues a warning signal. The incident map displays potential risk zones on the site using GPS data in ‘LiDAT’ - Liebherr’s in house transfer and location system.

Active personnel detection visually alerts the machine operator via the display screen and sounds acoustic signals if there is danger in the wheel loader’s rear area. The moment the active personnel detection system identifies a source of danger, the new brake assistant slows the wheel loader down to a standstill. Besides the brake assistant, a second new function for the active personnel detection at the rear is the incident map. Each time the assistance system detects a danger and a warning signal is issued, the system transmits a GPS signal to LiDAT. On the basis of this signal, and for each operator of a wheel loader with active personnel detection, Liebherr provides a Google map in LiDAT showing these GPS points.

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