Product News: Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Push Button Radio Control Cover prevents chemical damage.

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Press Release Summary:

January 11, 2010 - Available for Demag control units, protective sleeves guard against chemical substances, such as cutting oil and solvents, and abrasive materials. In addition to hand-held radio transmitters, sleeves are available for DSE 10 control unit range. Exact fit and material strength ensure ease of operation is fully maintained, including infinitely variable movement. Use also minimizes any possible wear of rubber caps for DSE control pendant switches.

Demag Cranes & Components, a Terex Corporation Company

29201 Aurora Road, Cleveland, OH, 44139, USA

Original Press Release

Push Button Radio Control Cover

Press release date: October 14, 2009

Improved safety for control units

The new protective sleeves for Demag control units offer effective protection against chemicals and abrasive materials. Besides its hand-held radio transmitters, the manufacturer Demag Cranes & Components now also supplies this solution for its DSE 10 control unit range. The exact fit afforded by the protective sleeves and the elastic strength of the material used ensure that ease of operation is fully maintained - including the infinitely variable movement that enables the inverter-fed hoist units to be controlled smoothly and precisely, even at low speeds.

Particularly when loads are handled in environments with chemical substances such as cutting oil and solvents or when abrasive materials are used, e.g. in the concrete industry, detrimental effects on the control elements cannot be avoided.

Even if the DSE range features IP 65 enclosure and the housings are resistant to oil, grease and lye, a negative impact on the button surfaces cannot be ruled out. Consequently, the printed symbols may become illegible. The protective sleeve minimises any possible wear of the rubber caps.

DSE control pendant switches can be provided with optimum protection by combining them with further safety elements, such as the elastic bumper and the proven crash bar.

About the company

Demag Cranes & Components GmbH based in Wetter/ Ruhr is a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG and a supplier of industrial cranes and crane components for material flow, logistics and industrial drive applications. Services, such as spare parts, maintenance and refurbishment services, are another key element of the Company's business activities. Demag Cranes & Components is represented all over the world by approximately 5,000 employees in 22 foreign subsidiaries and agencies in 46 countries. With more than 650,000 Demag brand cranes and hoists for industrial applications in operation, the company has the largest installed base worldwide.

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