Free Fall Detection
Blog • Posted on April 21, 2021 at 11:24 am
Do you drop your Tele Radio PUMA transmitter? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us! The Tele Radio PUMA can take a beating. This transmitter has been developed in such a way that it can withstand the most severe drops. Not only is the housing of our transmitters robust, to guarantee extra safety there is a fall protection or automatic fall detection on our remote controls.
Our PUMA transmitter contains an accelerometer. Measures the “free fall” of the remote control. If the accelerometer detects that the transmitter is falling, it immediately activates the emergency stop. How the transmitter responds to a free fall signal can be programmed according to the application for which the transmitter is used.
In many workshops, heavy objects, such as a concrete block or a boat, are moved via an overhead crane. There may be a situation where the operator of an overhead crane drops the transmitter from his hands while the heavy object is hanging from the crane.
To ensure that the transmitter does not simply release a triggered function, in this case holding an object during its fall, the accelerometer detects this and ensures that the function continues to operate.
The accelerometer also ensures that buttons / switches on the transmitter are not accidentally activated when the transmitter hits the ground. This guarantees safety in the workplace.
Would you like to know more about customization of our transmitters suitable to your wishes and needs? Our sales people are happy to provide you with free advice. Contact us via our “contact us” web page.