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Crane to Crane Signalling using Infrared
Stand Alone System for integration with control
or other hardware, PLC’s etc

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The COMMANDER™ TalkBak™ system uses factory set security coded infra-red signals to communicate horizontally between cranes or other objects mobile or static (end walls etc). The hardware can be supplied to operate in Simplex (1 way) mode or Duplex (2 way). The usual application for this product is for volt free integration to on crane control systems where either switch activity (limits, load cells etc) become active/inactive and the status is required to be known on the partner in the application to inhibit or active a function. The system outputs a factory set security coded signals to the partner receiver (codes are taught between systems). Each system incorporates either 5 or 8 volt free channels to enable multiple choice configurations. Transmitter channels are connected to a volt free contact/device and when the contacts are closed on that device that particular channel status is transmitted in real time to the partner receiver decoder, on decoding a relays is then activated on the receiver decoder. On the 5 or 8 channel system one channel can be configured for a safety relay for integration to the crane protective system. The relays are closed when the system is mains powered and the relevant channels active, and will only open if the source contact opens or in the unlikely event of system failure or when power is lost on the crane(s). Alignment is important between the two structures to ensure reliability. We require to know the operating range details required. A BatBak™ battery back up unit is also available to maintain signalling communications during periods of crane (applied to) downtime.

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Established in 1993, Commander Controls Limited are specialists in providing electronic industrial control systems for high integrity lifting operations, which include Infra-Red & Radio remote control and Collision Avoidance (Detection) systems. They provide high-quality, durable equipment, which has been the chosen option for many businesses and locations worldwide.

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Commander Controls Limited
12 High Hazles Road
Manvers Business Park, Cotgrave
NG12 3GZ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)115 989 0100