05/06/2012 - 10:07 am

Cavotec launches new radio remote control


Cavotec has developed a lightweight, ergonomic radio remote control unit for operators to control mobile cranes, tower cranes, crusher machines and other machinery over extended periods.

“The MC3100 system responds to three key demands identified by our customers: safety, ergonomics and the capacity to perform under severe mechanical stress,” said Cavotec micro-control managing director, Peter Grönholm.

Key design elements include the option for users to readily adjust the height and angle of the unit from their belt. Several housing enclosures were tested before the optimal design was selected.

While the MC3100 adds an entirely new dimension to Cavotec’s offering, the group has developed advanced control units for the oil and gas, mining and tunnelling and general industry sectors for many years. Cavotec’s explosion proof (Ex-) radio remote control systems are used on applications worldwide.

However, the MC3100 is lighter and more compact than many of the other control systems developed by Cavotec and, thus, broadens the scope of applications in which its units can be used. All safety features and robust qualities of the units designed for the oil, gas and mining sectors have been incorporated into the MC3100.

“Despite its compact size, the MC3100 fulfils the highest possible industry safety standards for radio remote controls and equipment manufacturers. Two Cavotec customers have already purchased the units and are extremely satisfied with the results,” said Grönholm.

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