The solutions focus on improving the operator's performance and comfort.
The following points were highlighted by Ponsse during Elmia 2017. The Ponsse Scorpion harvester was launched at the 2013 Elmia Wood exhibition. So far, more than 500 Scorpions have been sold in 20 different countries, and more than 100 have been sold in Sweden.
Ponsse ActiveFrame is now also available for harvesters. ActiveFrame is a new cabin suspension system for eight-wheel machines. It levels out any roughness of the terrain and keeps the cabin horizontal at all times. In addition to forwarders, the ActiveFrame solution is now also available for the Ponsse Ergo 8w harvester.
The new Ponsse Seat is the first seat designed exclusively for forest machines. The adjustments and extra sturdy base structure provide forest machine operators with the best possible comfort. Combined with the strong structure, the new seat better suspends any swings and impacts directed at the operator.
Ponsse is the first forest machine manufacturer to launch a virtual reality (VR) training simulator. VR headsets can be added to all Ponsse Full simulator models as optional equipment. VR headsets help the operator to perceive the environment and machine functions much better than in conventional simulators. The solution uses HTCVive headsets and sensors to display images correctly. As a result, operators feel like they are actually in the forest and the driving experience feels more real – the environment can be explored by simply turning the head. By better perceiving distances and dimensions, it is also easier to train with the crane. The Full simulator can also be used without any headsets as before by simply switching it to the regular simulator mode through the user interface.
Ponsse Manager is a tool for the real-time management of the operations of forest machine companies. It provides real-time, comprehensive information about the machine fleet – both on its performance and sites. Detailed information about the productivity of the machine fleet supports the profitable operations of companies and keeps entrepreneurs up to date about matters affecting profitability. Fleet Management is a Ponsse Manager component for managing and monitoring field operations and the progress of harvesting in real time. Ponsse Manager's Ecodrive function is a system that instructs the operator and gives measured feedback, for example, on the impact of maintenance on machine productivity. The function makes it possible to monitor the productivity and work phases of an individual machine in detail. Source