RadioHoist is Baldwins’ own brand of chain and scaffold hoists30 October 2001
Telecrane radio controls, now sold by Baldwins Global Distribution, are mainly used in EOT applications but they are also suitable for tower cranes. Mike Hughes, business unit director, cites a list of points where he claims Telecrane outperforms competitors. This includes reliability, unbeatable price and battery life is claimed to be up to 20 days of normal use. Custom programming is done with windows-based software, operating range is 100m and pushbuttons are rated for a life of more than 1m operations. Short losses of power can be withstood and protection is to IP 65.
Pricing is such that, in case of loss or damage on site, two transmitters are supplied – for less than the price of a single transmitter from competitors, Hughes claims.
An ideal application for Telecrane controls, Hughes says, is on the RadioHoist building hoists. When out on rental pendant control cables are often damaged on this type of equipment. Radio control solves this problem and allows operation from different distances without having to change cables.