Machine Control Unit suits rugged industrial environments.

Press Release Summary:

Available for cranes, lifting equipment, and other industrial machines, CattronControl™ LRC-S1 is compatible with digital and analog drive systems and has fixed layout with customer-definable control elements. Features include system configuration via secure wireless TransKey™ (RFID), variety of frequencies for worldwide use, graphic LCD and LEDs for status and feedback, as well as tandem and multi-transmitter and/or receiver operation. Force/angle safety feature is optional.

Original Press Release:

Laird Launches New Compact, Lightweight Operator Control Unit for Industrial Applications

LRC-S1 is a Robust Solution for Cranes, Lifting Equipment and other Industrial Machines

Laird, a global technology company, announced the release of the new CattronControl™ LRC-S1, a compact operator control unit (OCU) for cranes, lifting equipment and other industrial machines. The LRC-S1 has a fixed layout with customer definable control elements. This OCU is well suited for rugged industrial environments.

The LRC-S1 is compatible with both digital and analog drive systems for cranes and machines and provides the opportunity to upgrade from push button units, without paying for the cost of a fully configurable joystick control unit. Other features include system configuration available via secure wireless TransKey™ (RFID), variety of frequencies for worldwide use, graphic LCD and LEDs for status and feedback along with tandem and multi-transmitter and/or receiver operation.

“The LRC-S1 is a perfect fit for anyone looking for a high quality, small and light operator control unit,” says David Stagg, product manager. “The search for a smaller and lighter package is met with the need to maintain the familiar functionality of larger joystick units and that’s exactly what we have done with the LRC-S1.”

The LRC-S1 is ideal for rugged industrial environments with a robust housing made of high impact-resistant polycarbonate resin. This OCU emphasizes safety with advanced dual processor electronics and redundant hardware and software architecture, placing it in a high safety-class. There is also an optional force/angle safety feature that enhances the safety aspect of this control unit.

Laird is a trusted partner and supplier for many of the world’s leading technology companies. With world-class engineering and RF expertise, Laird continues to develop technologies and capabilities that make a wirelessly connected world possible. Laird’s Wireless Automation and Control Solutions have helped prevent serious injury while increasing efficiency and productivity by allowing the operator to move to a safer, more efficient location.

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Asia: +86-21-2308-1128



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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird is a global technology business focused on enabling wireless communication and smart systems, and providing components and systems that protect electronics. Laird operates through two divisions, Wireless Systems and Performance Materials. Wireless Systems solutions include antenna systems, embedded wireless modules, telematics products and wireless automation and control solutions. Performance Materials solutions include electromagnetic interference shielding, thermal management and signal integrity products. As a leader in the design, supply and support of innovative technology, our products allow people, organisations, machines and applications to connect effectively, helping to build a world where smart technology transforms the way of life. Custom products are supplied to major sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, IT, automotive, public safety, consumer, medical, rail, mining and industrial markets. Providing value and differentiation to our customers through innovation, reliable fulfilment and speed, Laird PLC is listed and headquartered in London, and employs over 9,000 people in more than 58 facilities located in 18 countries.


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