Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has launched a new wireless remote control designed for intuitive one-handed and safe operation of cranes.
The new Harmony eXLhoist wireless remote control combines an ergonomic design, a long battery life, and a SIL3 wireless emergency stop to simplify remote control of cranes, while also helping to protect both operator and machine.
The Harmony eXLhoist wireless remote control has been ergonomically designed to maximise comfort during use. The control buttons are smartly positioned to enable simple one-handed control of the station, allowing the operator to execute a complex series of manoeuvres with just one thumb and give their full attention to the hoisted load.
Embedded features for increased safety
A wireless SIL3-certified emergency stop is placed at the base of the station grip within easy reach of the operator. The design also integrates SIL1 protection against unintended use of the emergency stop button and is aligned with new functional safety standards for wireless remote control.
Unmatched battery efficiency
The Harmony eXLhoist has an estimated battery recharge time of just 15 minutes, against the average three hours required for similar devices. The minimal recharge time combined with long battery runtime of up to 30 hours on a single charge delivers an unmatched level of application availability for the wireless remote control. The long battery life of up to five years achieves nearly double the lifespan of similar available devices.
Harmony eXLhoist is the first wireless remote control for hoisting applications available globally from a general automation supplier. Operating on the international 2.4GHz frequency, the wireless control delivers global compatibility and universal protection against interference, enabling simultaneous operation of up to 50 wireless devices.