Columbus McKinnon launches Flex Fit radio control
By Hannah Sundermeyer10 February 2021
Columbus McKinnon has unveiled Flex Fit, the company’s latest wireless radio control for mobile hydraulic applications.
Columbus McKinnon Corporation has unveiled Flex Fit, the company’s latest wireless radio control for mobile hydraulic applications.
Offered in flexible designs with numerous programmable functions, Flex Fit is ideal for applications using on/off or “bang-bang” hydraulic controls, the company said. When compared to restrictive, hardwired pendants or stationary consoles, Flex Fit wireless controls help improve operator mobility. With wireless controls, operators are not tethered to equipment and are therefore free to move away from machinery and potentially dangerous situations while keeping equipment running efficiently.
“Built with reliability in mind, Flex Fit transmitters are sealed to withstand harsh indoor or outdoor environments,” said Ben Stoller, global product manager for controls. “In the event a transmitter is dropped or damaged, a spare can be put into operation immediately. Wireless pairing capabilities allow information and settings to be easily transferred between components, which greatly reduces the time it takes for new systems to get up and running.”
With a comfortable feel, the Flex Fit is ergonomically designed to reduce operator fatigue, helping ensure accurate control and safe equipment operation. The force required to actuate and maintain a mechanical lift with Flex Fit is less than what is required with membrane-style transmitters, the company said.