June 2022 – Vol. 24, Issue 3
Remote controls (PDF, 517.39 KB)
Since the turn of the millennium, there has been a radical change in the way an increasing range of crane types and models are operated. Will North spoke to Potain’s Remi Daporte about the changing face of remote controls in the self-erecting tower crane market.
November 2020 – Vol. 22, Issue 8
Remote controls (PDF, 759.97 KB)
The operation of machinery via remote controls has typically been used to allow operators to place themselves in the most beneficial position in terms of safety and visibility. More recently however it has also begun to take on a slightly wider meaning and purpose.
November 2019 – Vol. 21, Issue 8
Technology and remote controls (PDF, 586.95 KB)
Until recently, if you raised the subject of remote controls in relation to lifting equipment, most would be quite clear about what you meant. However, this is beginning to change as we enter the world of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), a technological change that is quietly slipping into the control systems of cranes, aerial work platforms and telehandlers.