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MKU™(Metal Keypad-U)

Equipment operators agree that the Cattron® brand MetalKeypad-U (MKU™) Operator Control Unit (OCU/controller) is perfect for heavy industrial applications. The MKU™ is the first Radio Remote Control product to combine the robust design requirements of the North American market with international safety requirements. The heavy-duty ruggedness of the MKU™ is suited for cranes, railroad, and any other industrial applications where the operator can be moved to a safer, more efficient location.

The MKU™ gives the operators of heavy equipment the best of both worlds; a small hand-held controller with a tough, metal housing for durability. All components are protected by a thick-walled, epoxy-coated extruded aluminum case and rubberized absorbing end “bumpers.” Standard MKU™ OCUs have pre-defined configurations and are fitted with a TransKey™ for added safety. Any MKU™ OCU will run any decoder as long as the correct TransKey™ is used, thus minimizing the need for specific spare OCUs. In addition, all function identifiers can be customized to the operator’s liking. Total water and dust sealing makes them ideal for indoor/outdoor applications thus giving the operator a reliable and extremely durable controller. This allows minimal worry or downtime so you can maximize productivity.

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Key Features

  • Rugged design for use in harsh environments
  • Can be used to upgrade existing single- and dual-pressure keypad controllers
  • System configuration via removable contact-less RFID key (TransKey™)
  • Extremely durable housing made of extruded aluminum ergonomically designed with curved housing and rubber grips for comfortable handling
  • System status and low battery LED battery indicator with audible beep
  • Separate watertight power ON/OFF switch and pull-on/ push-off STOP switch protected by rubberized end-cap "bumpers"
  • Hoist select capability
  • Power on self-diagnostics
  • Conforms to EN954-1, Cat.3 and EN13849 Performance level d

Architecture

Technical Specifications

Case Material................................... Extreme duty NEMA 4, IP66 watertight aluminum housing
Approx. Weight................................. 1.4 lbs. / 634 grams (including battery pack)
Dimensions....................................... 8.0" x 3.0" x 2.0", (approx. 203 mm x 76 mm x 51 mm)
Operating Temperature.................... -22ºF to +140ºF (-30ºC to +60ºC); Consult factory for temperature requirements beyond those listed.
Switch Options................................. 4, 8, or 12 push-buttons; single- or dual-pressure
Switch Type..................................... Sealed silicon elastomer keypad, dust, water, oil, acid resistant with ‘tactile feel’, clear epoxy coated push buttons
Battery Life (continuous operation)... 3 Volt alkaline battery pack or rechargeable Ni-Cad Battery pack. In U.S., Canada and non EC Countries, battery life is: Ni-Cad pack - 65 hours, Alkaline pack - 150 hours. In EC Countries, battery life is: Ni-Cad pack - 40 hours, Alkaline pack - 95 hours.
Transmit Indicator............................ Green LED flashes with every transmission
Low-Battery Indication...................... Yellow LED flashes for low battery; low battery alert signal beeps every 10 seconds
Battery Charging.............................. Internal or External Ni-Cad (External Ni-Cad availability pending). 10 hour charger standard, 1 hour charger optional.
Audio Speaker.................................. For "key click," diagnostics and low battery indication
System Configuration....................... Saved in removable contact-less RFID key (Trans-Key™); defines system address, RF channel, key mapping and operation parameters
Antenna........................................... Internal
Transmitter Frequency...................... Unlicensed 903-927 MHz band for North and South America; other frequency bands are available for Europe and Asia
Approvals......................................... Worldwide standards safety acceptance, Class 3 (EN-954-1) for Stop Commands, SIL 3 (EN-61508) for structural design, US FCC and Industry Canada non-licensed operation
Operating Range.............................. In excess of 300 ft.(92 m) line of sight
Labels.............................................. Sheet of self-adhesive Mylar, reverse-printed labels supplied. Optional reverse engraved custom faceplate available.
Carrying Straps................................. Belt loop strap standard; shoulder strap optional

 

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

Machine Control Units

 

ct24

  • 24 to 32output relays
  • Trans-Key™ system configuration
  • IP65 protection class, EN 954-1 Category 3 for all safety functions
  • SB plastic enclosure
  • Dim for 24 relay: 9.25” x 6.69” x 4.13” (235 x 170 x 105 mm)
  • Dim for 32 relay: 12.2” x 6.69 x 4.13” (310 x 170 x 105mm)
    ct24 Specifications - PDF
 

 

 
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