Industrial crane operation requires high precision levels for maximum efficiency and safety. Traditionally, cranes have been controlled by human operators who sit in cabs attached to the machinery. A co-worker or two on the ground will then help guide the operators using hand signals. However, technological advancements in crane control have proven this traditional mode of crane operation to be somewhat less efficient and less safe. Radio controls have made crane control much easier and safer. They come with many other benefits, and here are some of the ways you stand to gain by investing in radio controls for your industrial cranes, hoists, and other similar machinery and equipment.
Improved Operational Safety
Crane operation comes with significant safety risks from moving parts, vibrations, falling debris, noise, harmful dust, etc., and the use of wireless remote controls helps minimise or eliminate such risks. Radio remote controls make it possible to operate your cranes and hoists from a distance, eliminating the need for human operators to be in direct contact with the running machinery or equipment. What's more, by operating from a distance, operators have a better view of the machinery, enabling them to react quickly during emergencies. Some of the devices also come fitted with safety features such as fall sensors that deactivate crucial functions like power, speed, and push buttons when they are dropped accidentally.
Improved efficiency is a plus when it comes to crane operation, and radio remote controls will help you achieve this. First, they give the operators freedom of movement, which ensures better visibility. Better visibility in turn promotes greater accuracy, which is crucial for improved efficiency. Operators can take less time and do more within it. Also, you will need fewer operators when using radio remote controls than you would with conventional crane control systems. This comes with cost savings.
Ease of Use
The design of radio remote controls is such that the devices are easy to use. The configurations are generally straightforward and most of them are not different from the controls inside the cab. Operators can quickly learn how to use these controls. The remote controls are also available in many different types for different applications. Some are fitted with display screens for increased efficiency in monitoring aspects such as interference, distance, etc. What's more, the devices are usually designed ergonomically for easy handling, which is ideal during long hours of operation.
Talk to a supplier to learn more about the types of remote controls, including Scanreco controls.