Improve your throughput
Most factories and industrial plants when they install a wireless control regard it as one of the best investments they made. Wireless control frees your employees to concentrate on the important activity of production. Think of the time wasted holding on to a pendant when collecting the crane from the other end of the workshop.
Even more expensive, some sites are still paying an operator in a cabin. This is still common on building sites particularly when pouring concrete.
Wireless Control and Safety
What is the cost of a life or a limb?
Wireless control makes it possible to put the controls and operator safely away from the moving parts of a machine. At a major steel producer an accident was avoided after installing an Ikusi remote control, when a drum of coiled steel slipped off a transporter. The operator was safely out of harms way.
However, your wireless control must comply totally with safety standards.
For this reason Safety Standards such as AS4024.1 and Crane Standard AS2016 have been written. With the cost pressures of modern business it is easy to overlook these requirements in favour of low price equipment that appears to offer the same features. ControlSMART has a policy of offering only compliant equipment for your needs.
For this sort of machinery monitoring of all commands and dual emergency stops systems are essential. But this is not all that is required.
For crane hoists and other machinery AS2016 insists that where cranes and lifting equipment are controlled by radio the transmission of data must be monitored during the entire operation. This is achieved is by sending a continuous radio signal during operation.. If at any time during the operation this signal is lost the emergency stop is actuated in a failsafe mode.
IF YOUR WIRELESS CONTROL ONLY SHOOTS OUT A RADIO SIGNAL WHILE YOUR HAND IS ON THE BUTTON DON'T USE IT ON A CRANE, HOIST or LARGE MOVING MACHINERY
Ikusi remote controls better Australian standards. They are approved to safety is category 3 of AS4024-1!
If category 4 is required use SAFECOM from Switzerland.
INDILink is suitable on machinery where this safety category is not required. It must not be used on cranes.
These controls are made in Europe to the exacting standards expected in the EEC.
Proportional Controls and Status Feedback with Radio
Modern control practice demands a high level of sophistication. Ikusi and INDILink offer proportional control. Ikusi also offers a display of data such as load or speed on an LCD screen on the operator panel.
Ikusi controls are available in pushbutton or joystick versions with Ikusi's contact-less optical joystick.
INDILink proportional control features a unique stroke pad to vary set values.
Add a TV Camera
Where the controller is in a vehicle or a fixed installation a TV camera can be added to your machine with a monitor at the control station.