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.