Related to pendant control stations Elma co-operates with TER. This Italian company has acquired decades of experience in designing and manufacturing control stations, providing now four series of pendant control stations or wall-mounted control stations, for auxiliary and direct control, used to command and control industrial machinery. Control stations are used in particular in industrial and construction lifting plants to control gantry cranes, track cranes, jib cranes, wall-mounted jib cranes, tower cranes and winches for construction sites; in the automation industry to command and control systems to manage machines and processes, thus reducing the need for human intervention; in stage technology to control the equipment used to move stage sets, curtains etc.; in the waste disposal industry to control the movement of machines and equipment.
These machines operate in difficult thermal conditions (low or high operating temperatures) with great thermal shifts between night and day, and they are subject to a variety of weather conditions (water, dust, UV rays and salt). They therefore need components with a high degree of protection against weather effects, resistance to extreme temperatures, high mechanical and electrical durability and resistance, accuracy in control. All components must be precise, reliable and safe to ensure good handling control, guarantee maximum operating safety, prevent personal injury and damage to objects, and prevent collisions and impact when a number of machines of the same type or similar are present in the same area.
Each series of control stations has specific features which drastically reduce time and costs for installation and maintenance down time.
All the materials and components used are weather resistant and guarantee protection of the units against the penetration of water and dust.