Data Transfer Systems

Data Transfer LINKCOM is a two-way digital radio telemetry control system that replaces wired control systems. It provides confirmation, via a wireless link, that a requested function has been done. Wire links, which are costly to maintain, are replaced by LINKCOM, to increase operator and machine efficiency and safety.

A typical LINKCOM system consists of two or more transceivers. One transceiver controls the functions of a machine via a digital radio link. Once the requested function is done, the second transceiver radios back a confirmation to the operator.

Here are the highlights:

  • Microprocessor-Controlled Transceivers
  • Multiple Frequency Sharing
  • Replaces Wire Links
  • Reduces Installation & Maintenance Costs
  • UHF Band Operation
  • Easy Interface to Controlled Machine
  • Provides Positive Function Indication
  • Multiple Units May Be Combined

LINKCOM applications include mobile side loaders and straddle cranes that handle intermodal freight containers in railroad yards and marine terminals.

Before, control of the lifting device was via a wired line, which spooled off a reel as the container was moved. This spooling action could cause many failures due to constant movement in a harsh environment. LINKCOM replaces these wire-control links, reducing installation costs and improving reliability while providing a positive measure of control even when the operator cannot see the machine.

Other applications include: remote control of valves in irrigation systems, oil and gas pipelines, refineries, control of conveyors, bucket loaders, hopper loaders in quarry, mine and grain processing operations.