A radio remote crane controller, or transmitter, has a series of buttons or levers and is held by the operator or is clipped onto a harness or belt worn by the operator. The remote transmitter sends a radio signal to a receiver unit mounted on the crane. This unit transforms the signal into electrical energy and passes it on to the intermediate relay unit on the crane, and the appropriate contact is activated to then move the crane up and down the runway, move the hoist or trolley side to side, and raise or lower the hook.
The main advantage of using a radio control for your overhead crane is that it eliminates the dependence on being tethered to the crane itself—either via cab controls or pendant controls. Because the operator doesn’t have to be near the load to lift, position, or lower it, radio controls can help protect them from hazards like:
Vapor, smoke, or chemical exposure
High heat or hot metals
High voltage / electric shock
Not only can the operator work on the floor safely away from hazards, but they’ll also get a better vantage point to perform the lifts effectively. The operator doesn’t necessarily have to walk with the load as it moves down the crane bay, so radio controls help keep the operator away from trip or fall hazards like obstacles on the floor, workers, and other machinery or equipment in operation. They’re also ideal for higher duty classes like D, E, or F where the crane runs up and down the runways more often, and at a faster rate.
Magnetek offers the broadest range of radio remote control products for overhead material handling applications available in the industry. No matter what your radio remote control needs are, Magnetek can meet them with our Telemotive® and EnrangeTM brand controls. Users benefit from increased productivity, enhanced safety and reduced maintenance costs.
CERVIS overhead crane remote controls are manufactured to stringent quality assurance procedures resulting in the highest quality crane remote control equipment commercially available in the industry. These radio remote control systems meet the highest level of control directives for safety in the world (EU directives 99/5 and 98/3). Complete handheld and console transmitters allow CERVIS to provide the best hardware for your application.
The Remtron® brand of industrial remote controls are used in material handling, electric overhead cranes, and commercial industries. In addition to the above, the Remtron® brand products are also used for mobile equipment and construction applications, such as concrete pumps, conveyors, winches, booms and others.
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