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Wacker Adds Infrared Remote Control for Roller, Plates

Wacker now has an infrared remote control system for its RT trench roller and reversible plates that requires the operator to maintain line-of-sight view of the equipment at all times.

April 29, 2013
Wacker's RT trench roller and Smart Control infrared remote control technology requiring a line-of-sight view.

Wacker now has an infrared remote control system for its RT trench roller and reversible plates that requires the operator to maintain line-of-sight view of the equipment at all times.

The SC (Smart Control) line-of-sight system works in tandem with a built-in "safety zone" that stops the machine should the operator come within about 6 feet of the machine. Wacker says the system eliminates equipment moving into dangerous blind spots, which can occur when using radio-controlled units that do not require line-of-sight operation.

Wacker's infrared remote control featues a 16-channel transmission that allows use by multiple machines on the same job site without the threat of interference with one another. It does not experience radio interference from other radio-controlled job site systems such as cranes and boom pumps, the company says.

 
 

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