Enhancing Workplace Safety: The Crucial Role of Zero-Position Check on Industrial Remote Controls

Blog • Posted on May 26, 2023 at 12:39 pm

Ensuring workplace safety is paramount, and as a provider of wireless remote controls for industrial applications, we understand the importance of this issue. Our remote control systems not only make work easier, but they also enhance safety, visibility, and operational flexibility. To further improve the safety of our products, many of our remote controls feature a so-called “zero position check.”

What exactly is a zero-position check, and how does it work?

Put simply, it’s a programmed control function designed to prevent unsafe work situations. All our Tele Radio radio remote controls with stop button include this feature. When the remote control is activated, the zero-position check verifies whether the buttons and/or switches are in a neutral position. If any button or switch is left out of their neutral positions, the remote control will indicate it and stay inactive until all buttons and switches are returned to their neutral positions.

The zero-position check is useful in many different situations. For example, a glazier who installs windows using a glass vacuum with strong suction cups, can safely control the installation via our Tele Radio transmitters. This function is especially critical to prevent the glass vacuum from suddenly dropping the window, which could cause serious accidents and damage to the glass and/or to bystanders. Our remote control is programmed to ensure that, when the user is outside the range of the glass vacuum, the zero-position check function kicks in to ensure that the suction cups continue to hold the glass pane and do not let go. This control function is not limited to one application, but can be utilized in various activities.

Depending on the application, the zero-position check should respond in a particular way to prevent unsafe situations. This requires the needed customization. Fortunately, we can provide tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. If you need advice or simply an answer to any of your questions, please feel free to contact us.