Cattron-Theimeg Radio Remote Controls
Material Handling & Overhead Cranes Applications
Most Radio Remote Control applications are built around one of our Core Products. For specialized applications, we have engineered our core systems with specific features to meet these requirements.

Cattron-Theimeg is the world leader in design, manufacture, installation and service of Industrial Portable Radio Remote Controls for overhead crane and general material handling applications.


MP96

Multi-Processor, top-of-the-line system with up to 48 inputs and 96 outputs. The MP96 series offers the safety and dependability required for operating machinery in harsh industrial environments.

The MP 96 represents the “top of the line” offering the safety and dependability required for operating machinery in harsh, industrial environments. The “MP” stands for “Multi-Processor” which means more power and configuration possibilities.

Operational Features
• Compatible with previous Cattron-Theimeg systems
• Solid State, Proportional/Analog, and Electromechanical interfacing capabilities
• Up to 48 inputs and 96 outputs allow for complete customization
• Multiple operators may use a single frequency (RF version only)
• Long " ride through" time during power supply interruptions
• Can be used by simultaneous and supervisory operators
• Responds rapidly to operator commands
• Optional external event monitoring of machine functions
• Extensive data logging of remote machinery activity

Safety Features
• Verification of output commands through external monitoring
• Two stage Automatic Safety Override (ASO) disables only the faulty portion of the machine control
• High message data security with data error checking (BCH)
• Simultaneous and independent data signal processing of all incoming commands by two separate   microprocessors
• Two separate outputs for mainline control
• Extensive EMI/RFI protection
• Can maintain safe control through brownouts and surges
• Complete diagnostics on power-up
• Individually fused and isolated outputs
• Separated mainline controls for each motor group
• Allows for low voltage pendant operation in high voltage situations
• Multiple watchdog timers ensure no motion is carried out without command

Functional Features
• Easy to read two line backlit system status display showing normal and fault conditions
• Customizable data-log and real time computer monitor capability
• Data collection via remote control or externally monitored system inputs for preventative maintenance
• Systems provided with a completely customized installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance manual
• Accessible components allow for ease of maintenance
• Can be used with a variety of existing interfaced devices and a wide variety of AC/DC powered equipment
• Suitable for hydraulic, VFD, pneumatic, electrical, automated and semi-automated control system applications.
• Can be configured with a variety of controller (transmitter) types

Options
• Pitch&Catch, Range Limiting, Close Start™, TALKBACK™
• PC compatible diagnostic software
• Stepless output for smoother operation
• “Snapshot” datalog


Specifications

• Outputs: 1-96 independent and/or simultaneous, plus Mainline On/Off
• Enclosure: NEMA 12 (IP65) standard dust, oil & water tight; NEMA 4 and 4X (IP66) optional
• Environmental: Approx. -4°F to +140°F ( -20°C to +60°C); RH 0 to 95%, non condensing; special temperature units available
• Sub Chassis: Receiver/decoder and power supply each have their own magnetic compliant (EMC) shielded compartment; entire   sub chassis mounts on inside door of NEMA 12 (IP65) enclosure; no relays in sub chassis
• Control Voltage Range: 30 VDC or 12-250 VAC fused @ 5 amps (higher voltages with derated current); Stepless: 0-80V BiPolar   Maximum
• Power Requirements: 32/48/110/220 VAC 50-60 Hz or 13.7 VDC +/- 10% @ less than 1 amp; Optional 12 to 250 VDC power   supplies available
• Receiver Frequency: (Crystal & Synthesized): UHF/VHF
• Microcomputer Speed: 12 MHz
• Memory Size: Two E Proms each with 64K bytes memory (programmed by Cattron-Theimeg)
• Datalog Memory Size: 64K bytes
• Optional Diagnostic Port: RS232C (DB25 Connector) or RS422 (MIA Connector)


AT/AT-S

“Advanced Technology” and high performance with up to 32 outputs at an affordable price.

The Cattron-Theimeg AT Series offer the safety and dependability required for operating machinery in harsh, industrial environments. AT Series Systems can be installed on overhead cranes; furnace doors; conveyors, shiploading equipment, mining machinery, agricultural equipment; and much more.

All Cattron-Theimeg AT Series Systems are custom engineered to meet individual application needs, and can be engineered for up to 32 outputs and/or stepless. The AT-S is a pre-engineered version offering faster delivery and all the advantages of the standard AT without the need for an FCC or DOC license. Check with your Cattron-Theimeg representative for complete details.

Receiver/Decoder

All receiver/decoder units (shown above) used with the AT are high quality, industrial units which are housed in compact NEMA 12 (IP 65) enclosures. The AT utilizes high-performance microprocessors with a minimum number of components. A single board receiver/decoder responds to the direct control of a rugged, hand-held controller/transmitter. The entire electronics portion of the receiver/decoder is protected with an EMI/RFI shielded sub-chassis (gold box). This compartmentalized chassis contains the power supply, the RF receiver, and the microprocessor-based decoder.

AT Series systems are available with options such as Close Start™, Range Limiting™, and Multi-Frequency Using Synthesis. Multiple microprocessors prevent undesired signals from entering the decoder, thereby improving operation and reliability.

AT decoders incorporate extensive self-diagnostics which perform on a continuous basis to insure reliable and safe operation. A two character status display shows both normal running status and any fault conditions. Outputs are connected to the relay interface via a single ribbon cable. Long-life electromechanical relays are organized for easy function recognition. All relays plug into sockets with mechanical hold-down screws and snubber circuits are provided for inductive loads. LED's located beside each relay show, at a glance, when it is energized.

Cattron-Theimeg application engineers ensure that all AT receiver/decoders are programmable. This allows for complex sequential logic, function timing, interlock, etc., to be built-in, often eliminating the need for a second interface, such as a PLC with timers and latching relays. Because the AT is programmable, they can be adapted to a wide variety of equipment. AT systems will also work with several different Cattron-Theimeg controller/transmitter styles.

Key Features

  • Low cost per output
  • 1-32 relay outputs + ON/OFF (mainline)
  • Extensive self-diagnostics
  • Single point status display shows normal and fault condition
  • "Dry" relay contact outputs which allow mixed control voltages
  • Automatic safety override (ASO) output verification
  • Custom factory engineering for each application (AT only)
  • Simplified installation with complete custom wiring diagrams
  • Multiple "watch dog" timers provide redundancy to insure that no motion is carried out without Command (total of five – two hardware, three software for CPU, Mainline, & Motor Functions)
  • Compact enclosure
  • EMI/RFI shielded/compartmentalized sub-chassis
  • No motherboard or card cage
  • Plug-in micro-controller with e-prom allows quick "personality" changes (reduces need for spare controllers)
  • Multiple power supply options
  • FCC/DOC/EC non-licensed and licensed systems available
  • Long "ride thru" time during power interruptions to the receiver/decoder
  • Diagnostic software for PC available
  • Stepless output available for smoother operation and control
  • Can be configured with several different controller/transmitter styles

 

Technical Specifications:

Interface Type: Mechanical relays normally open contacts of 8 A @ 250 VAC or 5 A @ 30 VDC. (Outputs fused at 5 Amps; normally closed contacts optional)

Output Termination: Two screw terminals per relay contact allowing for mixed control voltages and transformer (two 14 AWG per terminal)

Number of outputs: 1-32 independent and /or simultaneous, plus mainline on/off (operate)

Enclosure: NEMA 12 (IP65) standard - dust, water and oil tight; NEMA 4 and 4X (IP66) optional

Dimensions: AT-16: 12"H x 10"W x 4.5"D (305mm x 254mm x 115mm);

AT-32: 14"H x 12"W x 6"D (375mm x 330mm x 165mm)

Control Voltage Range: 30 VDC or 12-250 VAC fused @ 5Amps (higher voltages with derated current); Stepless: 0-80V Bipolar maximum

Power Requirements: 32/48/110/220VAC 50-60Hz or 12 VDC +/- 20% @ less than 1 Amp; optional 12 to 48 VDC power regulators available

Receiver Frequency (Crystal & Synthesized): 72 - 76 MHz, 403 - 424 MHz or 447 - 471 MHz (Radio); 880 nanometers (Infrared)

Sensitivity: 0.5 uV (20 dB quieting) typical

Frequency Stability: +/- 0.0005% of reference frequency

Environmental: approx. -4ºF to +140ºF (-20ºC to +60ºC), RH 0 to 95%, non-condensing (special units available)

Microcomputer Speed: 12MHz

Memory Size: E-Prom 32K bytes (programmed by Cattron-Theimeg™) EE-Prom 512 bytes (field programmable)

Optional diagnostic Port: RS232C (DB25 Connector) or RS422 (MTA Connector)

RF Range: 300 ft. nominal (92m) (no license required); 800+ ft. (246+m) dependant on local conditions


EZ
"Off-the-shelf" product that is "EZ" to install, "EZ" to maintain, and "EZ" on your budget. The EZ also does not require an operating license.

The Cattron EZ Product Group provides industry with a high performance, low cost, Portable Radio Remote Control (PRRC) alternative. The EZ System is an "off-the-shelf" product line that is "EZ" to install, "EZ" to maintain, and "EZ" on your budget. The EZ System is for use on overhead cranes, furnace doors, conveyors, and much more. The EZ does not require an operating license and can be easily installed and ready for use at the job site in a relatively short period of time. All EZ models are microcomputer-based, have high digital message security, and employ both system address and BCH error detection to assure safe, reliable control even in harsh, industrial environments. The EZ system is comprised of two primary components: a receiver/decoder and a choice of either Cattron-Theimeg's MK or PS controller / transmitters.

The receiving and decoding hardware and the relay interface are contained within a compact, NEMA 12, IP65 steel enclosure. The receiver/decoder and power supply circuit boards are housed in a sub-chassis which provides EMI shielding and isolation from the output relay interface. The sub-chassis also provides an "EZ" way to change all of the electronics should a repair be required. The decoder makes extensive use of the microcomputer's self-diagnostic capabilities by using a two character display to show system status. The output interface to the machine is handled by plug-in relays rated for heavy industrial loads, both resistive and inductive. Each relay has two screw terminals, an output fuse, and an LED indicator showing when it is energized. A secondary contact on each relay is used by the decoder to sense and verify each of the radio transmitter commands. Should a fault condition be detected, the operator relay and all outputs will be disabled. Automatic Safety Override (ASO) is a safety feature in most Cattron-Theimeg Systems.

KEY FEATURES

  • No operating license required
  • "EZ" installation & operation
  • Multiple, user-selectable RF frequencies (synthesized radio technology)
  • High message security and Power-on self -diagnostics
  • EMI/RFI shielded decoder sub-chassis
  • Multiple watchdog timers and Automatic Safety Override (ASO)
  • Output verification on every function
  • Microcomputer-based controller and receiver/decoder
  • Single & dual pressure controller/transmitters available in two different styles

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS*

Interface type: Mechanical relays N.O. contact 5A @ 250 VAC or 5A @ 30 VDC

Output termination: 2 screw terminals per normally open relay contact allowing mixed control voltages and transformers

Number of outputs: 4, 8, 12, or 16 independent and simultaneous, plus ON/OFF (operate)

Enclosure: NEMA 12 (dust, water, oil tight)

Control Voltage Range: 30 VDC or 120 - 250 VAC +/-20%, fused at 5 amps

Power Requirements: 115 VAC 50 - 60 Hz or 12 VDC @ less than 1 amp

Receiver frequency: synthesized 16 channel; 447 - 471 MHz band, whip antenna

Sensitivity: 0.7uV (20db quieting)

Frequency Stability: +/-0.0005% of reference frequency

Dimensions: Approx. 12" x 10" x 4.5" (305mm x 254mm x 100 mm)

Available Models:

Model Nº Equipped with:

EZ 4               4 function keypad; single pressure keys

EZ 8               8 function keypad; single pressure keys

EZ 12             12 function keypad; single pressure keys

EZ 12+2         12 function, 2 speed keypad; single pressure keys

EZ 16-4          15 function, 2 speed keypad; dual pressure keys

EZ 16-5          16 function, 2 speed keypad; dual pressure keys

EZ 6DP          6 function keypad; dual pressure keys

EZ 12DP        12 function keypad; dual pressure keys

EZ 16DP       16 function keypad; dual pressure keys
                    
+4 ON/OFF single pressure keys


CS
“Crane Specific” system designed to be ready for use right "off-the-shelf". The CS is perfect for overhead cranes and other types of machinery with reversing motors.

The Cattron-Theimeg CS (Crane Specific) system provides industry with a high performance, low-cost digital Portable Radio Remote Control (PRRC) alternative. The CS system is a low-cost product that is easy to install and maintain. Designed to be ready for use right "off-the-shelf", the CS is perfect for overhead cranes and other types of machinery with reversing motors. It does not require an operating license and can be easily installed and ready for use at the job site in a relatively short period of time.

The CS System offers the end user up to 65,000 different addresses; thus, the chance for duplicate operating addresses is minimal to none. In addition, the CS offers "Output Relay Interlocking." This feature insures that the directional relays are interlocked to allow only one closure at a time, e.g., Forward or Reverse. The CS System is comprised of two primary components: a receiver/decoder with relay interface and a choice of either Cattron-Theimeg's MK or PS controller / transmitters.

The receiver/decoder and output relays are all laid out on a single circuit board housed within a compact, NEMA 12, IP65 steel enclosure. The single board design provides a simple way to change all of the electronics should a repair be required. The decoder makes extensive use of the microcomputer's self-diagnostic capabilities by using a two character display to show system status. The output relays are rated for heavy industrial loads, both resistive and inductive. A secondary contact on each directional relay is used by the decoder to sense and verify each of the radio transmitter commands. Should a fault condition be detected in the directional relays, the OPR and all motion outputs will be disabled. Automatic Safety Override (ASO) is a safety feature in most Cattron-Theimeg systems.

Key Features:

  • Low cost, simple to install - no operating license required
  • 2, 3, and 4 reversing motor control
  • Multiple, user-selectable RF frequencies (synthesized radio technology)
  • Up to 65,000 operating addresses
  • Output directional relay interlocking
  • High message security using digital FM radio
  • Power-on self-diagnostics to protect against lost or interfering signals
  • Multiple watchdog timers and Automatic Safety Override (ASO) Output verification on directional relays

Technical Specifications:

Relay Contact Rating: 5A @30 VDC or 250 VAC, resistive

Output Relay Interlocking: Directional relays are interlocked to allow only one closure at a time, e.g., Forward OR Reverse

Output termination: European "Plug-in" style

Number of outputs: 4, 8, 12, or 16 electromechanical (ON/OFF functions plus 1 output for OPR mainline)

Enclosure Dimensions and Rating: 10" x 8" x 4" (254mm x 203mm x 102mm); NEMA 12, IP65

Control Voltage Range: 30 VDC or 120 - 250 VAC +/- 20%, fused @ 15Amps

Power Requirements: 13.8 VDC nominal; 110 VAC supply standard

Diagnostics: Power on self diagnostics and a 2 character display to report status; individual LEDs for each output relay

Receiver frequency: synthesized, 128 channel (selected via rotary and SIP switch); 447 - 473 MHz band

Address Codes: 65,000; factory selection, sequential to build

Sensitivity: 0.7uV (20db quieting)

Frequency Stability: +/- 0.0005% of reference frequency

Available Models:
Equipped with:

CS4                 2 motors, single speed + OPR

CS8                 3 motors, single speed + 2 aux. functions + OPR

CS12               4 motors, single speed + 4 aux. functions + OPR

CS12+2           3 motors, two speed + 3 aux. functions + OPR

CS16-4             4 motors, two speed + 3 aux. functions + OPR

CS6DP             2 motors, two speed + OPR

CS12DP           4 motors, two speed + OPR

CS16DP           4 motors, two speed + 4 aux. functions + OPR
                       NOTE: OPR connects to the mainline contactor.



Controller/Transmitters

 

Certain Cattron-Theimeg radio remote control systems offer a choice of controller styles. Each style is built with worldclass quality and designed to withstand harsh industrial environments. Choose a style below for more details.

Toggle Type - Available on MP, AT and AT-S systems.

 

Paddle Type - Available on MP, AT and AT-S systems.

 

Joystick Type - Available on MP, AT and AT-S systems.

 

 MK (Metal Keypad) - Available on MP, AT, AT-S, CS and EZ systems.

PS (Pendant Station) - Available on MP, AT, AT-S, CS and EZ systems.

Ergonomic Vest Harness  - Available for most Controller / Transmitter Styles

 

Please contact Met-Con today for a quotation on your overhead handling and crane service requirements.

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