HUBMASTER® JOYSTICK CONTROL
Operating stacker cranes and forklifts can sometimes be very challenging and requires a skilled operator to master it. If the controls are complicated it can take an operator a long time to fully master it.
One important feature about the HUBMASTER is its ease of use. With the HUBMASTER, you no longer need to rely on a skilled operator—almost anyone can do it. To learn the operation of the HUBMASTER requires very little training. As a matter of fact, no license is even required to operate it. The HUBMASTER is an overhead travelling stacker crane, and in most countries an official license is not required to drive an indoor overhead crane (licenses are mandatory only to drive large outdoor cranes subject to wind and atmospheric conditions). The only training you need to safely drive a stacker crane is training from the manufacturer or an expert. At HUBMASTER® Storage & Handling Solutions we always do the training immediately after installation.
With the HUBMASTER operators can handle loads of up to 2,200 kg from the ground level with ease. The two joysticks on the HUBMASTER’s control panel make loading and unloading pallets as simple as playing a videogame and are very easy to use. The left joystick is for forwards, reverse and sideways motions, as well as forks rotation. The right joystick does the lifting and carriage synchronization. These joysticks can control multiple different movements depending on whether the motions selector on the control panel is moved to the “black dot” or the “red dot”. When “black dot” has been selected, the left hand joystick controls forwards, reverse, and sideways travel movements. If “red dot” has been selected, the right hand joystick controls the mast rotation movement. Other features on the control panel include a horn, down-aisle assistant light, reset button, and an emergency stop button.
Having a stacker crane like the HUBMASTER that is so easy to use means you do not have to use valuable time training. It also means that you do not have to rely on more experienced operators, and that anyone can use it after minimal training.