The industrial remote control switches are generally developed for hydraulic crane control applications that require up to twelve radio remote control functions. These toggle switches are generally used to control proportional switches and this directly provides variable speed control of hydraulic pump solenoids. The split signal capability is also included with these industrial wireless technology systems in order to allow combined boom movements including 'up and sideways' and 'extend and winch down'.
However, when you want to use these industrial remote control switches in your system, you have to activate the toggle switch controls at the very first moment when the trigger switch and speed control will work. The device is also crane mounted that is why they easily interfaces to crane electrical system with OEM style plug-in connector.
One of the main aspects of these toggle switches is that they are designed with a high power transmitter that enables the system to catch even the tiniest of signals. The transmitter generally has a frequency power of 100mW and they can work within a frequency range of 902-928MHz. They are also designed with the frequency hopping spread spectrum technology. This is a unique aspect that these toggle switches possess. The frequency hopping technology actually helps the system to provide interference free operation. No other signals apart from the particular machine, cannot work within the range of these switches. The system can shut down the whole machine or device in case if any small signal interferes or in case of little signal loss. This ensures the safety of these devices.
Most of these toggle switches can work 56 bit DES encryption key transmission. They are constructed with a rugged polycarbonate enclosure in order to ensure its safety. The whole device is included with an Internal PCB mounted antenna. You can also add an external receiver antenna. Normally the antenna range is 2000 feet. The system can work better in the temperature range of minus 20 F to 185 F.
Industrial remote control switches are actually a low-powered intrinsically safe unit control system that is ideal for using in hazardous environment. They are also easy controllable with a normal rechargeable lithium ion 12/24 DC battery power supply. The battery has a normal life span of 30 hours of continuous use. You can also recharge the battery by using a 12-24VDC charger and a 12-24VDC truck charger is normally supplied with each product by the manufacturers. Sometimes the battery is included with some additional features like audible low battery warning as well as LED indicator.
The receiver system also has the same type of specifications. The receivers also can be run with a 12/24 DC battery power supply. However you can optionally use 120VAC power supply to control the system. They can be mounted externally on the machine. All of these equipments are pre-wired to fit all kinds of OEM requirements. However, quick connect plugs are also available with these systems.
Nowadays, you will find a number of manufacturers who are designing industrial remote control switches for the gigantic machines. Their products are available with warranty and you may also get free servicing with the products.