Magnetek's new Flex Vue21 August 2012
Magnetek, of Wisconsin, USA has launched its new Flex VUE wireless controller for mobile hydraulic applications.
The Flex VUE is based on Magnetek's proportional radio controller, the Flex Pro, with the addition of a graphic display that provides advanced communications and convenience.
The high resolution color display built into the Flex VUE handheld transmitter keeps the operator informed of system status and diagnostics at all times, including battery life, signal strength and warning symbols.
Operators can configure the transmitter through the display menu. Two-way feedback is available providing information on machine parameters, alarms and command confirmation. The Flex VUE is available in 400MHz and 2.4GHz.
Flex VUE can be combined with Magnetek's MHR Radio Controller to provide a total radio control system for operating mobile equipment. The MHR integrates the components of a radio receiver and hydraulic controller into a single unit, reducing cost and freeing up valuable space.
The Company's CAN-6 Receiver is also compatible with Flex VUE, making adding remote control to hydraulically CAN-BUS controlled machinery simple. The compact design is rugged enough to handle outdoor environments, and the quick response allows for precise control.
Finally, customers can combine Flex VUE with the versatile Flex M wireless receiver that features a modular plug-and-play design, similar to a PLC, and allows one plant to use the same type of receiver component for any size application.
Magnetek's wireless radio controls, complete with plug-and-play hydraulic interface controls, are designed to meet customer specifications, reducing internal engineering and manufacturing costs, improving time to market and enhancing equipment performance.
The Company designs highly durable transmitters that are configurable to meet the needs of a variety of industries and applications, including tow trucks, cement trucks, boom trucks, truck cranes, concrete mixers, drill rigs, mining equipment and more.
Eugene Novak, Magnetek's Radio Controls Product Manager, said, "Mobile hydraulic equipment operators have embraced the Flex Pro because it provides them with the ability to proportionally moderate speed, which allows them to maneuver with precise, smooth control. In the Flex VUE we've added a graphic display for customers looking for a handheld device with the advanced communications, configuration convenience and two-way feedback they appreciate in our bellybox transmitters."