Miguel Tellez, managing director, says it is “the first ever real high quality and low cost system in the market. It closes the gap between two traditional alternatives, the low quality – low cost systems and the high quality – high cost systems,” he adds.

Tele Radio’s 860-Lion system complies with the more demanding European CAT 3 standards, but the company believes it is sometimes “overkill,” as it puts it, to compete with that unit in the American market where low cost systems compliant with lower safety standards are the norm. On that basis, T70-Jaguar is the first Tele Radio unit specifically designed for the American market.

The system is packed with numerous configuration possibilities, among others, being capable of controlling cranes with two hoists, pitch and catch, momentary or maintained relays, interlock, etc. All these configurations can be set by the user by just flipping DIP switches and typing specific codes into the handset (TX), explains Tellez. The latest technology has been used, including “durable and reliable” components, he adds.

T70-Jaguar uses the license free 433-434 MHz band. With a total of 64 different channels to choose from, “the system will always find a free channel to work from.” Another safety aspect is the TX’s stop switch which is metallic and complies with military (MIL) specifications. Damaged or lost TX units may be easily replaced without complex reprogramming.

In response to talk of a recession, Tellez says: “Our sales are not only not declining, but keep growing exponentially. We are nevertheless worried about the status of the economy and are keeping a close eye on market development.” He agrees that the overhead lifting equipment market may escape the slump. “The low exchange rate of the US dollar seems to be more important for industrial companies which are exporting more than ever,” he adds.

Tele Radio will exhibit at booth 235. The 860-Lion, T70-Jaguar and T60/T20-Cougar units will all be on the stand. The company has promised further additions to its product range in 2009.