Hand-held remote control unit for VERLINDE hoists and overhead cranes
The thumb-controlled, easy-to-manipulate joystick controls all trolley direction movement, suspension crane travel or powered jib crane slewing. Two buttons under the joystick manoeuvre the load up and down. Lastly, the third important feature of the radio transmitter is its particularly innovative multifunction switch. The detachable button in the middle of the selector switch acts as a key to enable the operator to disable the transmitter. Once the button is inserted and pressed down, the hoist unit can start and activation of the hooter is also available (the hooter is an optional feature on hoists). The five-position rotational switch enables selection of trolleys in the case of twinned hoists on the same suspension crane, the zone lighting function together with the ESP swing correction system (options).
The Verlinde Digimote radio transmitter, designed to be used inside buildings at a temperature of between 20° and 70°C, is fitted with two 3.7 V/ 1130mAh Li Ion batteries ensuring 16 hr of operation with a 50% duty cycle. Finally, it meets the IP65 (NEMA4) protection standard ensuring serviceability in any industrial environment.
Transmission and reception are integral functions of radio control systems. Transmission and reception, integral functions of radio control systems, operate within the 400 465 MHz VHF and 800 930 MHz UHF frequency bands and for added safety the antennae are integrated in the hand held units.