Fassi FX-Link: Towards integrated crane-truck system

Fassi has developed the FX-Link system to optimise connectivity between the crane and truck. In practice, it controls various truck functions from the crane’s remote control and vice versa, developing new integrated command/control functions.

A crane and vehicle made whole. This is the objective of the technology developed by Fassi Gru in collaboration with Volvo Trucks Italia.

FX-Link aims to functionally and efficiently answer these three objectives:

  • To optimise the connectivity between crane and truck
  • To control the truck from the crane’s remote control and to check the crane’s status from the truck’s dashboard
  • Develop new integrated features

The system's purpose

The system interprets and integrates the messages coming from the truck through the CAN-BUS connection, encodes, processes and transforms them, making them available to the crane operator on the remote control.

It allows the operator to control different truck command functions through the remote control.

Fassi Gru S.p.A. - Loader cranes manufacturer since 1965

Fassi Gru is the market leader among Italian producers. Its product range and sales numbers place it among the top producers of hydraulic cranes in the world.

Fassi’s production potential is approximately 12,000 cranes per year. The entire range is exported and distributed throughout the world through an efficient and widespread distribution network. From Canada to France, from the UK to Australia, Fassi’s professionalism is reflected in the company’s aim to meet different market needs, which are often linked to the specific geographical and economic conditions of individual countries.