Donut Range: Wireless Control Within Secure, Fixed Limits

Blog • Posted on April 27, 2021 at 7:07 am

Tele Radio’s industrial remote-control systems have a wide range. However, in the context of safety it is important to set limits on this. For this reason, some of our transmitters are specially equipped with a so-called donut range option.

The donut range function is programmed in such a way that a minimum and maximum distance is set in which a transmitter may operate, in this way it functions as a safety check for the user.

In order to operate an application, such as an excavator, safely, it is important to set boundaries within a certain area. The donut range, on the remote control, detects within which pre-programmed distances it is safe to activate an excavator.

This custom programmable safety check analyses that the excavator operator is not standing too close to the machine, preventing dangerous situations. Too much distance, between man and machine, results in limited visibility and can also cause a safety risk. For this reason, a maximum distance is programmable.

Does your application and / or work environment require even more built-in security? Various safety functionalities, such as free fall detection and zero position check , are possible on our custom systems.

Would you like to know more about working safely with our transmitters?

Please feel free to contact us.