New Datek crane cabin control
By Euan Youdale16 March 2009
Swedish radio remote control manufacturer Datek has added a set of cabin control units to its range of portable transmitters.
The controllers can be installed in chair arms and customised according to crane type and the required application. "They can be used by themselves or together with a radio transmitter in order to provide the operator freedom of choice from where to control the crane," said Datek.
According to the company, the units are easy to install as they communicate by serial interface using two wires, or by radio using a Datek receiver unit. The receiver units are available in different versions supporting CAN-bus, Profibus, RS232 and digital relay outputs.
"The controllers provide a safe and cost-effective solution when both radio and fixed cabin control is required. The controllers fulfill the same high safety standards as the regular radio remote control systems, something you don’t obtain when just installing a couple of regular joysticks," Datek added.
For more information on remote controls see the forthcoming feature in the April 2009 issue of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine.