Articles filtered by topic: Remote Controls

September 2023 – Vol. 25, Issue 5 Remote controls (PDF, 789.89 KB)
Radio remote controls are becoming increasingly popular and are now used to control all types of lifting equipment…however as uptake increases so does the potential security issues. Taking control or hacking a remote controlled crane is apparently relatively easy if you know how, requiring a simple laptop connected to radio frequency equipment. Hackers claim that they are less secure than the average electric garage door opener and are the weakest link in safety-critical applications. We investigate further.

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.