Hirschmann MCS
Mobile Machine Control Solutions

Hirschmann MCSSafety first

Our mission

We enable communication between man and machine.

Hirschmann MCS is the world market leader in safe load indication for telescopic and lattice boom cranes and a specialist for robust control solutions in mobile machines. The company sets standards in innovative automation platforms for mobile applications in harsh environments.

As a reliable, innovative, and flexible provider with 40 years of expertise in leading-edge technology, high-quality products, and first-rate services, Hirschmann MCS is committed to lay the foundation to ensure that today’s components and solutions already comply with tomorrow’s specific safety requirements.

We are Hirschmann MCS

As technical specialist in the field of future-proof control solutions for the world-wide market of mobile machines we develop innovative controls, sensors and system solutions for use in rough environmental conditions.

Seven good reasons to choose Hirschmann MCS

  • World-market leader in the field of Load Moment Indication for telescopic and lattice boom cranes
  • System provider of innovative mobile automation platforms
  • Customer-specific portfolio of standard to individual solutions
  • Global network
  • More than 40 years of experience
  • We offer safety, reliability and quality
  • German MOT certified products and systems

A global network

Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) is a business unit of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, and a company of the US group Belden Inc.

Product and system solutions are developed, optimized and produced by 450 employees at the locations in German, the US and China. The solutions include software and hardware in the fields of system integration, sensor technology, controls and consoles for mobile machines and applications.

We are continuously working on the further development and optimization of our software and hardware products. Being the innovative and flexible partner in technology, quality and service for our customers inspires us.

In this respect it is important to us to fulfil by now both individual safety requirements and the generally applicable standards of tomorrow.

Quality and Services

We stand for safety, user-friendliness, quality and economic efficiency. In addition, we offer service support in engineering and certifications, development of system and application software as well as extensive services.


Environment Protection, Employee Safety, Health and Energy Management

Continual improvement of processes also extends to ensuring safe conditions at all places of work and taking preventive action to protect the environment. We are firmly committed to preventing or minimizing both risks and dangers to our employees and environmental burdens throughout the company and to conserving energy and resources.

To ensure thorough monitoring of and compliance with all legal and other requirements relating to environmental protection and employee safety and health, a corresponding management system implemented by us is audited and certified by external agencies as conforming to EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 50001.

Furthermore, we are certified according to ISO 50001 because of the establishment of an Energy Management System for Design, Production, Sales and Services.

Certificate ISO 14001 Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH

Certificate ISO 9001 Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH

Certificate ISO 9001 Hirschmann Automation and Control Inc.

Certificate ISO 50001 Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH


With our quality-oriented corporate culture we have been advancing innovation and progress for the safe and easy use of complex mobile machinery for more than forty years.


Foundation of the engineering office PAT Prozess-Automatisierungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Karlsruhe, Germany


Invention and patenting of the first electro-mechanical overload protection system (AS 310) with radius and angle display


Development of the first PAT load cell


Development of a radial measuring bearing


Commisioning of a crane testing station in Ettlingen, development and production of the PAT meter
First modular load moment indication system (AS 350)


Development of the first digital load moment indication system (DS 350)


Foundation of joint venture with XCMG in China


PAT acquires Krüger Systemtechnik GmbH


Introduction of the mobile control system iFLEX5


Development of the angle transmitter WGC


Foundation of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
Development of Hirschmann iSCOUT mentor and iVISOR Maestro




The Belden Inc. takes over Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH


Introduction of iSCALE Control System


Introduction of qSCALE I2


fSENS – German MOT certification for the force sensors


TÜV-certification of cSCALE S6 controller in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 PL d and IEC 62061 SIL 2

Award for ressouce efficiency

Hirschmann MCS has specialized in automation and networking technology, and produces network infrastructure components, connectors, mobile controllers, and sensors. These products are used in the fields of factory automation, process control, transportation, and mechanical engineering. Sustainable use of resources is an integral aspect of the company’s corporate culture. To ensure high-quality products with a long service life, special attention is paid to ensuring topnotch manufacture and workmanship.