HITACHI, represented in Australia by Pacific Hoists has released remote control electric chain hoist. It is available with capacities from 250kg to 1t for Hoists and with 1t capacity in an electric girder trolley.
The hoist uses an infrared remote control to control the raising and lowering of loads. By using a remote control rather than a standard pendant control, the risk of the pendant cable fouling is eliminated. The operator is also able to stand back from the load, improving safety.
The remote control is suitable for use within a 4m radius and up to 8m from the hoist. Each hoist can be programmed with a unique code allowing a number of hoists to be operated independently in the same location.