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Case Study: Remote Operation of Dangerous Machinery
A maker of large-scale tree and stump removing equipment had a basic but crucial safety need: Remotely controlling the on/off switch of a giant and extremely dangerous chipper. RFM’s 2.4 GHz WIT modules were selected for their range, for their low power consumption and long battery life, and for ease of integration into the chipper and a handheld remote. Once the WITs proved successful with the chipper, the company extended the same wireless link to cable trenchers, where the modules’ mile-plus range proves especially beneficial. International distribution of the chippers and cable trenchers is simplified by the 2.4 GHz modules’ worldwide license-free operation.