Project Description

Push button transmitter

PocketEvo® minor

With the PocketEvo® series NBB has developed a new generation of radio remote control for crane & machine control. The smallest model is distinguished above all by its compact but extremely robust housing.

  • modular design
  • compact, robust special housing
  • 7-segment display for data feedback
  • Radiokey
  • SMP Technology
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Data sheet
Frequency band (F-Band) 433.05 – 434.79 MHz
Frequency band EU (G-Band) 863 – 870 MHz
Frequency band USA/CA 902 – 928 MHz
Frequency band China 418.95 – 419.20 MHz
Frequency band Japan 429.25 – 429.7375 MHz
HF power < or = 10 mW
Operating range ≤ 300 m
Antenna integrated
Typical response time of control command 15 ms
SMJ-Technology SMP technology (easy key exchange without opening the housing, no protective measures against contamination necessary)
Warning time “battery low” 15 minutes
Data feedback optional
MINOR MINOR LCD
Temperature range -20 °C to +70 °C -20 °C to +70 °C
Dimensions (L x W x H) 257 x 93 x 60 mm 257 x 93 x 60 mm
Weight 600 g 610 g
Status display 2 x 7-segment display (LED) LCD colour display; Number of pixels: 320 x 240
CE Marking yes
IP degree of protection IP65
2 x AA Mignon
Rechargeable battery Ni-MH / 1 900 mAh / 1,2 V
Battery 1,5 V
Operating time 35 hours
Temperature measurement for optimal recharging

Data feedback

– Reach
– Transmitting signal strength
– Status of the machine function
– Customer-specific feedback information and logos on request

LBT frequency search

When switching on or switching to another frequency, the system checks whether the frequency channel used is occupied by other transmitters. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without interference. LBT is the abbreviation for ‘Listen before Talk’.

2 x AA Mignon


Battery:
Ni-MH / 1 900 mAH / 1.2 V
Battery: 1.5 V
Operating time: approx. 40 hours

SMP buttons

optionally one-, two- or three-stage
SMP technology: Easy key exchange without opening the housing, no protective measures against contamination necessary.

Rotary switches

Max. two rotary switches and / or optionally also potentiometers etc.

Side buttons

left and right one additional button each, for free use

Neck strap for PocketEvo®


optional

Shoulder strap for PocketEvo®


optional

Belly strap for PocketEvo®


optional

Hand strap for PocketEvo®

Description

The smallest model in the new PocketEvo® range has 6 buttons, which can have 1, 2 or 3 levels as well as stepless, depending on customer requirements. In addition, the integration of various additional operating elements such as rotary switches and side buttons is possible without any problems. This makes the PocketEvo® minor suitable for more complex applications in addition to crane control.

Thanks to the patented SMP technology, all installed keys can be easily replaced by operators themselves. Without special tools, each button can be unscrewed individually and a new one inserted. However, the robust special housing remains closed at all times, so that no protective measures against soiling have to be taken. This means that the system is fully operational again in just a few minutes and downtimes are reduced to a minimum!

We have developed our own special housing for optimum protection against dirt and impact. The integrated, all-round protective rubber coating in combination with the glass fibre reinforced plastic core ensures that all electronic components can withstand extreme external mechanical influences. This means that the PocketEvo® can be used in particularly harsh environments without any problems.

Should a transmitter become damaged, you can connect the new device to the receiver and put it into operation in just a few minutes thanks to the integrated Radiokey. The key is removed from the device with the help of a screwdriver and inserted into the new one – your system is ready for operation again and expensive downtimes are avoided.

The jury of the Industry Prize was also convinced by the radio remote control, so that they awarded the PocketEvo® the “Industry Prize 2017”. The prize is awarded to particularly progressive industrial products that have a high economic, technological and ecological benefit. The PocketEvo® was awarded the “BEST OF” rating.

Compact, handy and easy to use, the PocketEvo® button transmitter allows you to work in complete safety conditions without reducing the effectiveness of machine operation.

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Technologies

SMP

The Surface Mounted Push-Buttons (SMP) are form-fit integrated into the PocketEvo® series housings. In the event of service, the operator can easily replace a broken button himself on site. The housing does not have to be opened for this purpose, so no protective measures against soiling need to be taken. [More info]

Multi-user system

The multi-user system enables radio communication between several transmitters and several receivers. Each transmitter can be optionally operated with several receivers at a workplace and / or vice versa. Provided that this connection is not otherwise used at this moment.

NBB battery system

Nickel metal hydride batteries (NiMH) have a high energy density. The contacts have a self-cleaning design. The NBB battery pack is charged with a high charge current with a NBB charger. This quick charge is thermally controlled to optimize recharging and prevent overcharging.

Radiokey

The safety risk is significantly reduced using the RADIOKEY. Here a defined range is available for the crane or machine operator in which the remote control system can be activated. As a result, unwitting or inadvertent activation of the transmitter is excluded and the receiver is not sent any control information.

LBT frequency search

When switching on or when switching the frequency, a check is carried out to determine whether the used frequency channel is reserved by another transmitter. If this is the case, the next frequency channel is checked until it is ensured that the transmitter can operate without disturbance. LBT is shortcut for Listen before Talk.

Data reporting

Visual representation of Operating Range, Transmission signal strength, Status of the machine function and Customer-specific information as well as logos supplemented by acoustic feedback (buzzer can be activated).

Applications

Boat lifter

Bridge & gantry cranes

Container hoists

Indoor & overhead cranes

Mixer

Storage systems

Winches / cables