- LEGEND Radio Receiverlegend-informational
900MHz$0.00Our LEGEND is our new state of the art radio receiver. We’ve taken the core circuitry that we’ve proven in the field day after day for nearly twenty years, and built an entirely new feature-set around it: 35 input/output pins that can be configured in many different ways, dual CAN (normally via J1939), a processor that runs at over 100MHz, loads of memory (and a real-time clock) for datalogging, huge flexibility to run nearly any of our RF modules, and an expansion port for connection to some really neat bleeding-edge technologies only available to our OEM partners. The enclosure itself is fully sealed, and we can further encapsulate or conformally coat the internal electronics for severe duty use in mobile hydraulic off-highway systems. There are several display options available at the receiver, along with a control surface if desired for redundant/backup operation. Like all of our radio receivers, the LEGEND can be used either as a wireless receiver or as a standalone hydraulic controller or IO module for any number of different applications. Multiple connector and cabling options exist to match your application requirements. We have several announcements to follow on the LEGEND’s advanced capabilities to our OEM and distribution partners – make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter to keep up with how Kar-Tech is defining the state of the art in mobile control systems! Learn More
- MINI Radio Receivermini-receiver-informational
900MHz$0.00Our MINI radio receiver is Kar-Tech's wireless control of choice for low-cost, low I/O count applications. Whenever we find a hydraulic control application it fits, we don't hesitate to promote it. The wireless receiver is built to stand and take whatever you can throw at it. It's housed in a small, epoxy-potted enclosure, effectively turning it into a hockey puck, and making it virtually immune to moisture, salt-spray, vibration, etc. With an operating temperature range of -40° to +85°C (-40° to +185°F), it's ready to withstand any weather while you're working. Flexibility and field-programmability are built in so we can work with a wide variety of machinery. The MINI radio remote will run on a supply voltage of 9 to 30VDC, suitable for 12V and 24V systems, and can supply 5 amps maximum per output (all solid-state), and 20 amps system maximum. Learn More
- DUET Radio Receiverduet-informational
900MHz$0.00The DUET radio receiver is our largest one-box radio receiver right now, with a massive 48 I/O in it's low-profile, urethane-potted enclosure. It builds on the legacy of our VC-134, which has been our most widely deployed receiver over the past couple years. It's overpowered for our industry - running on dual ARM processors with tons of horsepower. It's highly I/O dense, packing up to 48 outputs in a robust package, and then urethane potted for severe duty use - vibration and weather are no longer issues. Of the 48 outputs, two are available as current-regulated PWM, 34 can be straight PWM without feedback, and we can configure in analog and digital inputs as well. RS-232 is on board for a variety of programming interfaces, as is CAN (typically via SAE-J1939), and the option for a display at the receiver. External connections are made via jacketed cable. Learn More
- VC-134 Radio Receivervc-134-informational
900MHz$0.00The VC-134 is our most widely deployed receiver over the past couple years. It's overpowered for our industry - running on an ARM processor with tons of horsepower. It's highly I/O dense, packing up to 24 outputs in a tiny package, and then urethane potted for severe duty use - vibration and weather are no longer issues. Of the 24 outputs, one is available as current-regulated PWM, many can be PWM without feedback, and we can configure in analog and digital inputs as well. RS-232 is on board, as is CAN (typically via SAE-J1939). External connections are made via jacketed cable. Learn More
- Wired Pendant Control Stations$0.00
Kar-Tech’s wired pendant control products are the industry standard for machine control in the mobile crane market, and have been used successfully across all areas in the construction equipment industry.
Kar-Tech’s pendant control products are made of high impact plastics, and use only the highest quality, most rugged and sealed switches, pushbuttons, thumbwheels and lights/displays. These are pendant stations designed to withstand a beating and can take whatever the job site can throw at them. Standard configurations of our control pendants run between two and ten switches, optionally with “deadman” switches or variable speed trigger for precise machine control; variations are common, and are easily accommodated for OEMs. They're used regularly as hoist pendants for hoist control or winch control pendants on mobile equipment.
Kar-Tech’s pendant controls come in a range of colors and have different switch configurations and connectors easily integrated into your final pendant control station design. Our pendant stations can be as simple as switching power, or can include our best-in-class electronics to drive your valves directly.Learn More
- Valve Drivers$0.00
We got our start in valve drivers, and to this day continue to produce them in dozens of configurations and sizes. Whether you need a simple card to take a joystick and drive a proportional valve, or you're looking for something much larger to drive several proportional sections from a wide range of control inputs with reduction inputs, etc - we've got you covered. Our baseline model is our Micro Valve Driver. It has two analog inputs (0 - 5V range, or optionally 0 - 10V or 4 - 20mA), and provides two current-regulated proportional outputs. It's perfect for interfacing between a common electronic joystick and a three way proportional valve. You can calibrate with nothing more than a screwdriver, using onboard jumpers and potentiometers to set your minimum and maximum currents, ramping profiles, and other configuration, or hook up to our patented Palm interface for simple, painless programming. Kar-Tech's valve drivers come in three flavors, the Universal Valve Driver, loaded with preset valve information for all the major manufacturers presently on the market,our single and dual potentiometer boxes - valve drivers with a control surface on the face for a plug and play system, or the Micro Valve Driver - an extremely low-cost two input/two output proportional valve driver for simple applications. All varieties offer advanced setup and calibration via Kar-Tech's patented Palm Pilot interface, and have been designed rugged enough for any application.
With Kar-Tech's system, setting up your machine is as easy as defining your inputs and outputs, and defining which ones to talk to each other. Typical setup time is less than five minutes, and the ability to save settings makes attachment setup a breeze.Learn More
- VC-144 Radio Receiver144-informational
900MHz$0.00Our VC-144 receiver is the flagship wireless control platform in our lineup. It’s loaded down with I/O count and options, and can run any of our radios at any frequency. It’s a processing powerhouse for demanding applications with its high-powered DSP processor, and up to 37 pins available for I/O and data. It’s able to accept and provide almost any signal type common in the mobile industry. In addition, it’s got WiFi, RS-232, and dual CAN available (normally via SAE-J1939). We handle all of this in a module that’s only 5.76”x6”, highly environmentally hardened, fully solid-state, and 100% US-made (down to the board level) in our facility. We don't expect you'll use it's maximum capabilities, but it should handle whatever machine you can dream up. Full tech specs are below, and we're happy to take your call or email and go over a specific application with you. Learn More
- VC-129 Radio Receiver129-informational
900MHz$0.00Our VC-129 receiver is the go-to wireless control platform in our lineup for systems that need multi-current-regulated proportional. It's loaded down with I/O count and options, and can run any of our radios at any frequency. It's a processing powerhouse for demanding applications with its high-powered ARM processor, and up to 22 pins available for I/O and data. It's able to accept and provide almost any signal type common in the mobile industry - digital (on/off), proportional (both straight PWM and with current regulation), 0 - 5V or 0 - 10V analog, and 4 - 20mA, pulse/frequency, and quadrature. In addition, it's got RS-232, and dual CAN available (normally via SAE-J1939). We handle all of this in a module that's only 5"x4", highly environmentally hardened, fully solid-state, and 100% US-made (down to the board level) in our facility. We don't expect you'll use it's maximum capabilities, but it should handle whatever machine you can dream up. Full tech specs are below, and we're happy to take your call or email and go over a specific application with you. Learn More