Industrial Remote Control & Communication Systems

As an industry leader in the design, manufacturing, installation and service of wireless automation and control solutions, Laird delivers a full range of cost-effective, reliable and robust communication and remote control products, focused on improving safety and efficiency and productivity in machine operations.

Our CattronControl™ wireless remote control systems provide customers with improved safety, flexibility and streamlined workflows, whilst the Laird SiamNet communication system helps to create a safer, more efficient mining environment by combining conventional two-way radio technology with high-speed data transmission.

We can provide comprehensive solutions for any industry, with products ranging from joystick and toggle controls to collision avoidance systems and communication products. They are ideal for operators of locomotives, railcar movers, ship loaders, overhead bridge cranes, mining and a variety of material handling and mobile equipment.

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Industrial Remote Control & Communication Systems

Keeping Workers and Workloads Safe With RF Range Control

Costly and dangerous equipment accidents and injuries to employees occur in industrial environments — but are avoidable with strong safety guidelines and the use of equipment that reinforces them. The Laird RF Range Control feature for the CattronControl™ family of products provides functionality that ensures operators have the flexibility to do their job while remaining within a safe zone of operations.


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Maximize the value of remote control assets

As one of North America’s largest Class 1 rail companies, Norfolk Southern utilizes a complex network of rail yards to help support its thriving operations. Each of these yards has its own fleet of remote control locomotives to control and manage the flow of cargo on its main rail lines. Keeping track of these assets and monitoring their usage is critical to maintaining safe and efficient operations. With Laird’s Tasverii™ for Rail monitoring and analytics software, Norfolk Southern has discovered numerous opportunities to improve productivity:

Cattron-Theimeg MP 96 keeps locomotives switching for AK Steel

AK Steel, a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, electrical and stainless steel, is upgrading remote control of 18 locomotives with Laird's Cattron-Theimeg MP 96 Portable Remote Controllers (PRCs).

MP 96 controllers are undergoing installation for locomotive switching operations at four AK Steel facilities in Middletown, Ohio, Ashland, Ky., Rockport, Ind. and Butler, Pa.

“We chose Cattron-Theimeg because of the quality of the product, reasonable price and our positive experiences with previous Cattron products” said Michael Thompson, shift manager at Middletown.

Mining by Remote: How portable radio remote systems help Barrick Goldstrike

In 1995, Barrick Goldstrike studied its options for the Meikle-Rodeo ore bodies.  Spread out over one-and-a-half miles in Elko, Nev., the Meikle-Rodeo ore is embedded in what one company official calls “a very large block.”  However, the ground is highly fractured, so safety is the primary concern.  Mine workers who operate load haul dumps (LHDs) could easily be at risk in what can charitably be described as an uncertain environment.

NLMK Installs Remote Control on Shipping Crane

NLMK, a leading international steel company which produces a comprehensive range of flat and long steel products, recently installed a Laird LRC-M1/CT24 radio remote control on a shipping crane at their Sharon, Pennsylvania facility. Following a rebuild in 2004, the 1955 P&H Overhead Crane was equipped with a radio control and in September 2012 the company decided to update the radio remote control system.