Operating cranes, especially on construction sites, has always come with considerable challenges, both in terms of safety and affordability. Until recently, crane operations were carried out, either by a cab-mounted operator, controlled by hand signals of a floor walker, or by push-button pendants connected to the crane and controlled by an employee standing down on the floor. The recent arrival of crane remote control systems has helped to change this.
With the increasing popularity of crane remote control systems, more and more wireless control systems are being used in the workplace, especially in the bulk material handling field. A crane remote control system works exactly like the pendant station, but uses a radio frequency instead of control cables attached to the crane.
The Versatility Of Crane Remote Control Systems
Now cranes can be operated wirelessly by remote control systems through radio signals. This advancement is coming as a strong solution in the marketplace, as it solves numerous operation and control issues. The new crane remote control systems ensure greater control over the machine’s movements, which guarantees safer operations, high accuracy and shorter unloading times each time the load is moved.
The introduction of crane remote control systems is a remarkable technological improvement in safety and productivity and could provide workers with a more comfortable working environment, thus leading to increased performance. The remote system is also able to reduce physical effort on site and increase durability of the equipment.
Among the top benefits of operating cranes using crane remote control systems is that employees can:
• Control the machines from a safe distance;
• Achieve increased mobility and efficiency;
• Control the crane’s position from any place on the floor;
• Benefit from increased safety and the flexibility of the machine.
Crane remote control systems further allow operators greater mobility to act fast in cases of emergency when time is of the essence. If anything should go wrong, the worker can quickly hit the stop button to completely stop any operation within less than a second.
Easy Handling And Enhanced Safety
Crane remote control systems bring much-needed improvements to job sites, especially in terms of safety and flexibility in handling bulk loads. Detaching the worker from the crane and having them work independently will significantly reduce labor costs and provide extra manpower to work on other tasks.
Project managers can easily train workers to use the crane remote control systems. Depending on manufactures, the buttons are positioned in a way that enables easy one-hand operation, allowing the operator to control the crane without focusing on the buttons and instead concentrating fully on the load.
With a range of up to a few hundred feet, crane remote control systems ensure maximum maneuverability on the construction site and can be easily handled with user-friendly controls and built-in safety sequence operations.
This being the case, a remote crane control system provides the best solution to a wide range of industrial requirements, allowing operators to work in complete safety with no more handling constraints. Crane radio control systems open up new possibilities for increased load handling, efficiency that also maximizes human resources and a reduction in industrial workplace accidents.