Cargotec introduces a Mini-Radio control system for Hiab Multilift demountables
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 29 MARCH 2011 AT 10 AM EET
Cargotec continues its long track record of pioneering technology by introducing its latest innovation in the Hiab Multilift demountable product family, a radio control system in a handy mini version. Hiab Multilift XR Power range hooklifts are available with a uniquely designed radio control system that was based on the standard programmable logic control (PLC) cabin controller, allowing the driver to operate the demountable not only from the normal position, inside the cabin, but also from outside. The radio feature allows the operator to be outside of the danger zone ensuring security and a safe working clearance at all times. On the back of the success of the radio control system and combined with new market demands the Mini-Radio control system was born.
"We had been receiving requests from more and more customers asking for a compact and simple radio controller and the result to this customer need is the Mini-Radio controller. The Mini-Radio controller has eight function buttons that can be freely programmed to operate hooklift movements or to functions meeting the customer's specific needs. The Mini-Radio controller is aimed at applications where limited or very specific movements or functions are needed," explains Mark Davies, Product Manager for Hiab Multilift solutions. Hiab Multilift demountables, including hooklifts, cablelifts and skiploaders, are market leaders and renowned for their reliability, productivity and safety of operation. Now the Hiab Multilift Mini-Radio control system opens up new ways of operating a hooklift that will ultimately benefit customers in their day-to-day operations.
The Mini-Radio controller allows the operator to perform a simple hooklift movement without the need to jump in and out of the cabin, which will result in savings in time and increased productivity.
For further information please contact:
Mark Davies, Product Manager, Hiab Multilift Solutions,
orMaija Eklöf, Communications Manager, tel. +35820 777 4096, Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 2.6 billion in 2010 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. Hiab is the global market-leading brand in on-road load handling solutions. Customer-driven Hiab on-land load handling products and solutions are utilized in moving goods and materials on the road, for example in construction sites, forests, industry, waste handling, recycling and by the defence forces.