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Radio remote controls for industrial cranes, lifting machinery, logistics and construction

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Air Series

Solutions for industrial lifting and Automation
The AIR series includes a wide range of transmitting units (handheld & joystick) and receivers that make it suitable for every remote control need in both industrial lifting and automation. Included among the features specific to the AIR Series are: Dual-Band Radio (433MHz, 915MHz), automatic frequency search at start-up, 4 lights for system feedback and the ability to be used in multiple-unit systems.

Autec Radio Remote Control Systems from Granada Cranes and Handling

Autec manufacture radio remote controls for industrial lifting and automation applications: standard or process overhead cranes, winches, magnets, shear balers, conveyor belts, forklifts, material lifts and many more. Autec radio remote control systems are designed to meet challenging usage conditions (i.e. for uninterrupted use during different working shifts) and difficult environments (high temperature, presence of dust or chemical agents). The management of different lifting machines is possible with safe solutions employing multiple machines and/or multiple control units.

  • Autec MJ range of Joystick remote controls for lifting equipment and overhead cranes

    Autec | MJ

    Autec radio MJ joystick controllers are “Fail Safe”: their safety functions are always available, even in the event of radio remote control failure. The neutral position of movement actuators is controlled by the SNP (Safe Neutral Position) safety system which prevents dangerous situations caused by their breakage; this means that, in the event of a failure, no unintended movement is carried out and the push button’s release always results in the interruption of the operation. The Stop function is protected against single failure. The system fully meets the protection requirements of EN 60204-32 and EN 13557, as established for lifting devices. The “Data Feedback” function allows to receive and visualise on the display and/or LEDs data coming from the sensors installed on the controlled machine (load cells, anemometers, PLC, limit switch, alarms). Texts, measurements and graphic icons can be displayed (dimensions 20×38 mm).

    ACS function (Automatic Channel Search)

    Autecs range of MJ Joystick controllersACS (Automatic Channel Search) electronics is a cutting-edge radio technology available for remote controls of the Modular series. It works in a very easy way: when powering the transmitting unit, it chooses a free working frequency. If radio interference occurs during normal operation, the radio communication automatically moves to a free channel, while operation is not interrupted.

    Advantages:

    • safety: continuous radio link, control over the machine is constant;
    • simplicity: no need to remember frequency change procedures; no need to plan frequency usage;
    • reliability: high resistance to interference;
    • new European standard: wider radio spectrum (up to 256 available frequencies).

     

    Autec Radio Range Limiting and Low Power functions

    The Range Limiting function allows to limit the area within which the transmitting unit can start up the system. The Low Power function enables transmission at a reduced power. By enabling the two functions at the same time, it is also possible to reduce the radio remote control working range. Such functions are available in radio remote controls with ACS technology.

    Multiple systems

    These Autec radio remote controls share the control of more than a machine through an Autec safety system.

    Autec Master Slave OperationMaster – Slave

    Used to control two machines simultaneously or individually with the Master transmitter; another transmitting unit, called Slave, can only control the second machine.


    Autec Take and Release mode of operationTake & Release

    Take and Release is used when the transfer of the transmitting unit between two different working positions is difficult; the system consists therefore of two transmitting units and one receiver.


    Autec Tandem radio control modeTandem

    Used whenever two machines are operated independently and cou-pled (A, B, A+B) by the same user; it consists of one transmitting unit and two receivers.


    Autec MJ

    Autec Radio | MJ

    Joystick controller with 14 to 20 commands, plus Start and Stop; multifunction joysticks up to 5 steps and toggle switches for auxiliary functions. Integrated safety system with protection from failure (safe active stop providing performance level PL d/cat. 3 EN ISO 13849-1; UMFS protection against unintended movements of actuators from standstill available on demand). Radio modules are fully compliant with the requirements of class 1 of EN 300220-1, that defines them as “Highly reliable short-range communication media”. Automatic frequency change can be performed from the transmitter. Long life, anti-shock housing; bi-material structure with rubber parts for a safe grip and working comfort; Gore TM membrane. This transmitter won the Design Award in Milan in 2005 and the IF Product Design Award in Hannover in 2006.

    Autec MJ joystick remote control for precission control of lifting equipment and overhead cranes Rear view of the Autec MJ radio joystick controller Side view of Autecs advanced joystic radio remote control unit Autec MJ joystick remote for granada cranes, also suitable for other overhead cranes such as Kone and Demag

    Autec MJ 04

    Autec Radio | MJ 04

    Waist control unit with selectors, up to 20 commands plus Start and Stop; it can be customized to meet the specific application-related needs, even with customer’s logo. Integrated safety system with protection from failure (safe active stop providing performance level PL d/cat. 3 EN ISO 13849-1; UMFS protection against unintended movements of actuators from standstill available on demand). Radio architecture is fully compliant with the requirements of class 1 of EN 300220-1, that defines these devices as “Highly reliable short-range communication media”. Automatic frequency change can be performed from the transmitter. Long life, anti-shock housing; bi-material structure with rubber parts for a safe grip and working comfort; Gore TM membrane.

    Autec MJ04 Birds eye view MJ04 radio remote side view Autec's MJ04 joystick control system angled view Autec Joystick Photo MJ04

    Autec MJ 05

    Autec MJ DF

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Further product information can be found by visiting the Autec Website. Should you require any further information or help and advice, please feel to contact a member of our experienced material handling team on 0121 552 4503