Radio Remote Control System with
Operator Detection Feature
The Nautilus TC-180SSF Buddy System is a
versatile radio remote control system capable of controlling and
monitoring all of the functions of a wide range of mining, construction,
and industrial equipment such as: LHDs, Continuous Miners, Jumbo Drill
igs, Rock Breakers, Roof Bolters, Longwall Cutters, Locomotives, Cranes
and many others.
Each Nautilus TC-180SSF Buddy System uses a CRC check combined with an identification code and a MAC address to ensure the systems will not malfunction in the
presence of extraneous RF signals. As an added precaution the software has
"watchdogs" and new triple-redundancy hardware circuits have been added to
the Safety Sensor Card. Nautilus keeps track of every system and works
with their customers to ensure that each system at the mine has a
unique radio frequency and ID code.
Thumb Controller Portable Control Unit (PCU)
Note the stainless steel zero force 'deadman' buttons located at
the front of the unit. Each stainless steel button is used to
enable a joystick and has the added benefit of providing "Cruise
Control". The Cruise Control feature allows the operator to use
the proportional joysticks for long periods without getting tired.
The Nautilus TC-180SSF Buddy System features "full-feedback monitoring". Every
command given by an operator's Portable Control Unit is monitored and
checked by the Remote Vehicle Unit and the resulting voltage sent to the LHD interface is measured to make sure it agrees with the command. If it
does not, the LHD will automatically be shut down and the operator will
be shown a warning message on the Portable Unit's LCD screen.The Nautilus Remote Vehicle Unit (RVU) can be adjusted in just a few
seconds by the customer to remotely control any type of loader and engine.
all Sandvik/Tamrock Toro, EJC, Atlas Copco/Wagner, Cat/Elphinstone
and MTI loaders.
This unit contains all of the Buddy Proximity Detection electronics and
3-D magnetic field antennas.
Nautilus TC-180SSF Buddy System consists of the following elements:
- Thumb Controller (including charger and neck strap),
- Remote Vehicle Unit (including the output cable),
- Whip Antenna
- Documentation on CD
Buddy Thumb Controller
TC-180SSF-Buddy Remote Vehicle Unit
Magnetic Field Antenna
May 26, 2011
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