Radio remote controls used for industrial applications have to suffer much. For this reason Tyro Remotes offers its clients reliable solutions for the most varied and exceptional situations.
Extremely low temperatures
By default, a Tyro remote control with display can be used in environments with changes in temperature from -20°C up to +60°C. But what happens when clients have a temperature environment that is much lower than -20°C? What are the bottlenecks of a remote control then?
Cold store companies that need remote controls
Companies operating in conditioned storage and logistics know the problems; the battery of the remote control is drained sooner in the cold store environment and the LCD screen freezes. The average temperature in cold storage is approximately -30°C; a standard remote with display cannot work in such conditions.
In cooperation with our cold store clients we have implemented a new battery which functions much better and longer in a cold environment. Additionally for remote controls that have to work in temperatures lower than-20°C there is a display available that functions fine at -35°C.
A comparison to show the difference.
To demonstrate what happens to the LCD, we placed two different remote controls in a climate chamber. In the video the remote control on the left has a standard display; the remote control on the right has a cold store display that is resistant to temperatures up to -35°C.
The screen response is slower
In the video, you can see exactly what happens; both screens react slower as the temperatures decrease. At a certain point the screen of the left remote control stops functioning, while the screen of the right remote control also slows down, but still functions well.
The test shown in the video is carried out as follows:
- first the response speed is shown at room temperature
- the remote controls are placed in a climate chamber for more than 30 minutes at a temperature of -20°C
- after 30 minutes, the response speed will be shown immediately after removal from the climate chamber
- the remote controls are once again put in the chamber, this time at a temperature of -30°C
- after more than 30 minutes both remote controls are removed from the climate chamber and the response speed can be seen
- the test is repeated again at a temperature of -35°C
Do you have questions or comments concerning this test? Or would you like to know more about our remote controls that are specifically suitable for cold storage and extremely cold environments? Please contact us without obligation!