CM introduces Flex Duo remote system
By D.Ann Shiffler03 May 2021
Flex Duo helps increase safety in facilities, giving operators freedom of movement and better visibility by shifting the vantage points when controlling equipment, Columbus McKinnon said.
Columbus McKinnon, a designer and manufacturer of motion control products and technologies, has expanded its Flex radio remote control portfolio with the new Flex Duo. Flex Duo is a true two-button, handheld radio remote control system built specifically for single-motion applications, such as hoists, boat lifts, trailers and pumps. The Flex Duo is designed for dual-direction motion such as up/down, or forward/backward, or in/out.
Flex Duo helps increase safety in facilities, giving operators freedom of movement and better visibility by shifting the vantage points when controlling equipment, allowing them to manage motions further away from a potentially hazardous situation as compared to using a pendant. Plus, with its ergonomic design, the Flex Duo reduces fatigue on operators’ hands and allows for continued accurate control of equipment, helping to maintain safe operations throughout a shift.
“Other two-button transmitters are often scaled down versions of larger systems that include blockedout buttons,” said Ben Stoller, global product manager for controls. “As a true two-button transmitter, the Flex Duo is designed to be lightweight and is comfortably contoured to fit in the palm of an operator’s hand with the same high-quality construction as our other Magnetek-brand Flex radio remote controls.”
The Flex Duo can be easily combined with Columbus McKinnon’s portfolio of motorized chain hoists. Designed to work together for optimal performance, the Flex Duo helps provide accuracy, precision and ergonomic control for lifting and positioning applications, the company said. Since the Flex Duo is designed specifically for two-button use, there is no need to modify a larger system that is intended to fit a broad application base.