Our customer contacted us to discuss a retrofitting a radio control system to a crane already installed and in use within their industrial application.
When our customer contacted us they had a strong idea of the type of radio control system they were looking for but they were unsure of how feasible it was to retrospectively configure a radio control receiver and transmitter to their existing crane system.
Our customers existing crane system is used within the yard of their premises for offloading large containers and was configured with a cabled pendant when it was first installed by another provider. Their current remote control system's cabled pendant meant that the operator had to walk in time with the hoist which was difficult to safely do because of the obstructions within the yard to to the nature of the operation.
We proposed a radio control system consisting of a radio control receiver and transmitter (handset), which in this particular instance featured 6 x 2-step push buttons for the lifting and travelling motions and emergency stop and machine start functionality. This system gives the operator the ability to stand at a safe place near to the crane bridge and traverse the hoist forward and backwards, providing free movement around the working area free from the restrictions of obstacles.
“Safety Above All is more than just our strapline, it's our philosophy at Hoist UK. When our customer contacted us to discuss a more efficient control system for their lifting operation one of their biggest concerns was safety for their crane operator. The radio control system we supplied and installed was the ideal solution to not only enhance their operationally efficiency but ensure the safety of their employees either operating the crane system or working within the yard. Our customer is happy with the solution we've supplied and that's our true measurement for success."