Industrial Radio Remote for Overhead Gantry Cranes & Lifting Applications

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The Air8 is an industrial radio remote control system designed for overhead gantry cranes, hoists & other lifting equipment applications. However, as the Air8 is highly programmable it offers a safe, reliable, user-friendly and affordable radio system for a variety of applications.


The Air8 complies with the latest requirements of EN ISO 13849-1 (Safety of Machinery - Safety-related parts of control systems) and provides fail-safe behaviour for both the stop and UMFS (protection against Unintended Movement from Standstill) functions.


The Air8 has Autec’s new automatic channel search function fitted as standard, this allows the transmitting unit to select a free frequency when powered up, and will switch to another of the 256 channels available if interference occurs, whilst not interrupting the operation. This function means that the Air8 has a high resistance to interference removing the need to plan frequency usage and allows limitless radios to operate in the same area. 


With a simple pairing procedure between the transmitter & receiver the Air8 system allows for an easy replacement of transmitters, so if purchased as a two transmitter kit any downtime will be reduced to a minimum.


Other functions include: 3 minute timeout, pin sequence to prevent start up from unauthorized personnel, range limited start-up.


The Air8 also boasts rechargeable batteries which can last more than 40 hours from one charge. As with all Autec radio remote system the transmitter is a robust IP65 design and has been dropped tested to 1.5 meters.

Features include:

  • 8 Button (Double Pressure) Radio Remote and Receiver
  • Durable Transmitter (IP65), Safe and Reliable Design
  • Power supply range 40-264V ac 
  • Supplied with a Battery and Charger Docking station as Standard.
  • Meets the Latest European Standards EN954-1 and EN300220-1
  • The System is Fail-safe to Category 3 of EN 954-1 for Stop
  • 2 Year Warranty on All Parts (excluding batteries)
  • Easy to Install and Use
  • Compact-size and ergonomic handset.
  • Dimensions: 64x179x37mm. Weight: 250g    

Advanced System Features Available

Automatic Channel Search Function

Automatic Channel Search function chooses a free frequency, if interference occurs the radio communication automatically moves to a free channel, while operation is not interrupted.

Tandem Control

Through the function button on the Air8 radio remote the user can toggle through the hoists required to control or tandem control. The operator has the option of controlling either A, B or A+B.


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Contact Details

RHC Lifting Limited - HQ

Lawrence Drive

Stover Trading Estate

Yate, Bristol

BS37 5PG


Tel: 01454 332270


Autec Enq: 

RHC Lifting Limited - Yeovil 

RHC Lifting Limited

C/O Leonardo Helicopters

Lysander Road


BA20 2YB


Tel: 01935 704076

RHC Lifting Limited - Plymouth 

11 Mary Seacole Road




Tel: 01752 250501

Current Vacancies

2 x Crane Service / Installation Engineers (London & Yorkshire)Current Vacancies


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RHC Lifting are proud members of LEEA - The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

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