Crane Remote Controls

Written by Patricia Skinner
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There are a lot of advantages to be had with radio operated crane remote controls. One primary one is the elimination of the need to have a human being behind the controls in some scenarios. There is no need to elaborate on the long list of situations where this could be very useful.

At the very least, crane remote controls can allow the successful operation of a two-man crane with only one operative, or a three-person operation, to be a successful two-person one. There are a couple of issues, namely load positioning and damage control, where a remote control operator can better judge the situation than an operator sitting in the cab. Having the operator a distance away from the crane eliminates health hazards, such as high humidity, toxic vapor, smoke and even radiation hazards.

Possibilities with Crane Remote Controls

Crane remote controls can even allow one person to control several cranes, one at a time, from the same wireless transmitter. This makes for a better and more integrated operation in sensitive situations. Wireless remote control eliminates the need for an operator to walk with the crane, improving control and the operator's safety.

The better crane remote controls can offer ranges of between 70 and 100 feet. This means that if a crane moves out of range, perhaps where an operator cannot even see it properly, it will simply stop, which is preferable to a crane continuing to operate when it cannot be seen. In addition, wireless remote control allows a great range of crane movement, including control over the speed at which things happen.

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