Limited hazards from Ikusi
By Euan Youdale15 September 2010
Ikusi is launching its new LA70 Range Limiter for use on mobile machinery as part of its safety TM70 Range Radio remote controls for hazardous or risky working conditions.
There is coverage of up to 50 m, and the system only works under the LA70M - range limiter emitter - covered zone and if the radio remote transmitter is in this zone. The operator's working conditions are programmed as required, and there are a number of modes to choose from, including restricted key manoeuvres, key zone programming, start-up key switch programming or limited working condition programming.
The LA70M is fully compatible with TM60 and TM70 Ikusi ranges, and the controls are available in handheld pushbutton and console box models. Using RS485 serial communication, it has master/slave configuration with expansion modules of up to two slaves with one master module. M12 connectors can be used for master/slave connection.
Ikusi also has a new small CAN receiver for mobile machinery applications, and a new optical MO70 joystick for console box transmitters. The new receiver is compatible with CANopen standard CIA DS 401, IQAN and SAE J1939 communication protocols.
The new joystick is a multi-axis controller offering up to five mechanical steps in each axis and stepless configurations are available.