Lantech's Simple Automation stretch wrapping systems become easier to use with the new Click-n-Go wireless remote control. Click-n-Go enables forklift drivers to simply place a pallet load on the stretch wrapper, back away a few feet, and press a button. It also gives the operator more flexibility by eliminating the need to stop within reach of a lanyard, the other option often used for remote start.
Click-n-Go satisfies two key customer requirements, as it makes the stretch wrapper easier to use and it meets current safety codes. More than a remote start button, the remote is capable of controlling multiple machines. Plus, an additional feature button is used to initiate a banding sequence for double-stacked pallets. Click-n-Go gives the user much more flexibility in how the machines are used or relocated, too.
Using line-of-sight transmission and a two-step activation process, the Click-n-Go system is immune to interference or accidental activation from stray radio-frequency interference in a typical facility environment. Safety is maximized by requiring two buttons to be depressed in sequence for each machine activation. The "arm" button initiates visual and audible alarms at the machine, followed by pressing the "start" button.
The Click-n-Go remote control was expected to be available for shipment on new machines in March and for retrofit to existing Lantech Simple Automation machines in the second quarter of 2009.
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