New lightweight Radio Remote Control unit

New Radio Remote Control (RRC) unit

Small and perfectly formed: our new lightweight Radio Remote Control unit.

We are delighted to announce the arrival of a new lightweight radio remote control (RRC) unit, the MC3100. The unit, already in service with two of our customers, has been designed for frequent, extended use to control mobile cranes, tower cranes, crusher machines and other machinery.

As with many of our innovative systems and technologies, customer feedback has been critical to developing the MC3100.

MC3100 Radio Remote Control

“The MC3100 responds to three key demands identified by our customers: safety, ergonomics and the capacity to perform under severe mechanical stress,” says Cavotec Micro-control’s Peter Grönholm.

We anticipate the unit being especially useful for the general industry, farming and agricultural sectors where operators need to control smaller cranes and other equipment more frequently and for longer periods than many heavy industry and offshore energy applications.

Cavotec radio remote controls systems

We have designed advanced RRC units for the oil and gas, mining and tunnelling  and general industry sectors for many years, including explosion proof units. All the safety features that our engineers developed in the systems that serve these demanding applications have now been incorporated into the MC3100. Here’s a recent post about how our RRCs will be used on the world’s largest deepwater drilling ship, the Dalian Developer.

Cavotec delivers RRCs for Dalian Developer

We have completed delivery of a number of industrial radio remote control (RRC) systems ordered by leading oil services company Aker Solutions for installation on the world’s largest deep water drilling ship, the Dalian Developer.

Radio remote control (RRC)

Cavotec RRCs are used in thousands of applications worldwide 

Aker Solutions selected the Cavotec RRC units, including two main rider units, one roughneck, two fingerboards and one drill floor manipulating arm,in the final quarter of 2011.The units will be used to operate cranes and other equipment on the Dalian Developer.

The systems form part of a drilling package delivered by Aker Solutions to offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling Company Inc.

“We are delighted to be working on this exciting project, and we look forward to building our relationship further with the customer,” SofusGedde-Dahl, Managing Director Cavotec Norway, says.

Billed as an “ultra deepwater drillship”, the Dalian Developer will be equipped to operate in the harshest offshore environments. At nearly 300 metres in length andwith a storage capacity of some one million barrels, the vesselis the world’s largest drillship and will be capable of drilling at depths of up to nine kilometres (30,000 feet).

Radio remote controls

Cavotec’s radio remote controls are used in a wide variety of applications in the global offshore energy sector as well in ports and airports, and inthe mining and tunnelling, and general industry sectors.