Inmotion Controls Product FAQ
Why use wireless industrial controls?
Wireless remote controls put the user at a safe distance from whatever he/she is operating. Wireless controls drastically reduce maintenance costs, as well as increase productivity and plant safety.
Is frequency interference a problem?
With anywhere from 40 to 256 channels (depending on the model) and over 4.3 billion individualized codes, interference or unwanted operation is minimized. Because of this versatility, the user is able to prevent mix-ups in radio remote crane responses, and accurate separation of radio remote crane frequencies ensures trouble-free operation. Only one radio remote crane operation responds to one special code when transmitted. For added protection, operating frequencies are staggered within the same geographical area.
Why are INMOTION Controls superior to others' industrial radio remotes?
INMOTION Controls represents only the very best in digital radio remote-controlled technology. INMOTION Controls offers some of the most efficient industrial radio remote control systems available, with unprecedented safety, cost-effectiveness, and productivity. INMOTION Controls' top-quality post-purchase service ensures minimal downtime in the plant. Furthermore, all systems are tested, tested, and re-tested to guarantee an affordable industrial radio remote control system that is in perfect working order.
How durable are INMOTION Controls products?
INMOTION Controls' tremendous durability isn't compromised by their compact size. All radio control systems are guaranteed to operate in some of the harshest industrial conditions (-22°-167°F). All of the inner-workings of the wireless control transmitters, as well as the receiving enclosures, are carefully placed in durable, rugged housings which protect against heat, cold, heavyhanded use, etc.
Is wireless control as safe as cab- or pendant-operated cranes?
Wireless control is, indeed, much safer. With the advent of wireless remote crane controls, the operator may now stay clear of the load, while at the same time enjoy better visibility of it. This makes for a safer control operation, as well as a more efficient one.
What safeguards exist to protect against human error?
A key switch must first be turned to the "on" position to operate the 322, 220, 260, 470, and 1220 Series Radio Control Models. On the pocket-sized remote transmitters, there exists an on button that must be depressed before radio remote crane operations commence. Additionally, there are E-Stops on all the wireless transmitters, which, when pressed, will turn off the mainline contactor and the remote crane will stop.
What do I do in the event of an emergency?
In the event of an emergency, press the E-Stop switch. This will cut the power to the mainline contactor via the radio control, and all radio remote control crane operations will halt.
Must I have a license to install and operate INMOTION Controls wireless industrial control systems?
No, the industrial radio control equipment meets all standards for unlicensed use under FCC Rule Part 15. For more information about, contact us on our toll-free number (888-501-2220) or visit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at www.fcc.gov.
How long do the batteries last?
Standard AA batteries will last up to 3 months with continuous use in the radio remote transmitters. Batteries are easily removed and replaced. Depending on the remote control system, anywhere from 2-6 batteries may be required to operate your wireless radio control system.
How can I attain additional transmitters?
Backup wireless transmitters are recommended to prevent any potential downtime. Protective rubber boots for your transmitters, and other accessories may also be purchased through this site or by calling our toll-free number (888-501-2220). These rubber boots can add years to the life of your system. When ordering additional transmitters, please have the serial number on your existing control system available.