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.


Plain Sailing for Remote Controlled Unmanned Vessel

The Mariner USV is controlled from shore, from ships or offshore installations.

Cavotec Micro-control and unmanned surface vehicle (USV) manufacturer, Maritime Robotics, successfully held a demonstration of a radio remote controlled (RRC) unmanned vessel – Mariner USV – off the coast of Trondheim, Norway, earlier this week.

Cavotec RRCs enable the Mariner USV to be controlled from shore, from ships or from offshore installations. For more images of the Mariner USV in operation, please visit the Maritime Robotics home page. And for a video courtesy of Maritime Robotics, click on the image below.


The technology is primarily intended to make inspections in hazardous areas at sea, although there are many additional applications for the ports and maritime and offshore industries.

This is the latest in a series of projects Cavotec and Maritime Robotics have worked on together. While Maritime Robotics focusses primarily on USVs, Cavotec Micro-control develops industrial RRC units for the offshore, maritime, mining, process and construction sectors.

To get an idea of the variety of our RRC applications, have a look at our post about Cavotec Micro-control’s recent product exhibition, or here for another maritime application, and here for details of how Cavotec RRCs are helping munitions disposal.