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Local Control Functionality

What safety features do you bypass when you use the local control rocker switch?

Typically if a feature is software based in the controller then it will bypassed with local control.

These bypassed features include:

  • Soft Limits
  • Load Profiling
  • Phase reversal check - Caution: You can back wind the drum while using local control
  • Variable speed hoists will run at limited speed, approximately 30 FPS
  • Motor not moving notification- If the timing chain breaks the motor will still move possibly damaging other things in the hoist


Any safety feature that is hard wired into the control card:

  • Hard Limits
  • Slack line
  • Hoist capacity- still can't overload the hoist
  • Motor Brake
  • Load Brake
  • Overload relay


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