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Remtron™ CommandPro™ Wireless Remote Control for Vacuum Excavator Trucks

APPLICATION NOTES

 

COMPANY

OEM manufacturer of truck-mounted, vacuum excavator trucks.

CHALLENGE

The company wanted to decrease the number of workers required to operate the excavator and   improve the efficiency of the operation.

SOLUTION

Using high pressure water and a large vacuum, the truck excavates material build-up around water, gas and electrical lines located close to buildings and structures. The operator controls are mounted on the truck and require the operator to walk back and forth from excavation point to controls in order to manage truck movements. In addition, the company regularly assigns another crew member to help instruct the operator of the movements via verbal commands and/or hand signals. A wireless remote control system enabled the operator to control the truck movements while also seeing the excavation point, decreasing the amount of time needed to complete the job.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Customer-specific requirements included:

  • Required a BUS interface
  • Must be waterproof
  • Need nationwide service and support
  • Must be made in the USA
  • Must have high reliability