HBC launches restricted space safety button
By Euan Youdale08 February 2011
Service technicians are frequently required to enter restricted and confined areas or even the interior of a machine to reach all affected components.
To eliminate dangers, HBC-radiomatic has developed a special two-step enable button, part of a new series of new customer-specific radio control systems. Service technicians carry the radio control along with them during work and thereby have exclusive access to the machine functions.
The enable button on the control offers additional protection. To be able to forward any control commands at all, the technician must first press and hold the button on the first step.
Only then are the other operating elements on the control switched to active. If the operator releases the button or should press the second step as a result of cramping in a panic situation, all movements of the machine are stopped immediately.
In this way, the technician is protected from dangerous, unintended movements of the machine if should they lose consciousness or lose control.