crane camera systems in the past as a proactive,
accident prevention tool.”
Ben Windass, managing director and joint owner of
BlokCam Ltd said:
“We are at the dawn of a new era of widespread
uptake of crane camera systems to the point
where I envisage their use will soon become
ubiquitous and even a specified requirement on
"The first BlokCam Pro wireless repeater
camera system to be installed to a mobile tele-
scopic crane is a landmark moment."
Video presentation of
BlokCam features and
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TORC Robotics and Caterpillar
announce the avail-
ability of the RemoteTask remote control system
for Cat D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and
Compact Track Loaders.
The RemoteTask system enables operators to
precisely control the machines from outside the cab—as
far away as 1,000 ft (300 m) and at a safe distance from
potentially hazardous tasks and environments.
“Providing customers a solution to remove the
operator from harm’s way while operating Cat
compact loaders in certain applications further
supports Caterpillar’s commitment to safety,”
stated Jeff Griffith, Sr. Market Professional for
The controls feature virtually no lag in machine re-
sponse time. With it, the remote operator’s performance
is as fast and smooth as in-cab operation. The intuitive
remote control interface is designed to closely mimic
in-cab machine controls, creating an easy operator tran-
sition from manual to remote operation.
Transforming a machine is simple. It only takes about
an hour for a Cat dealer to install the system.
With the sys-
the machine can
manual to remote
mode at the turn
of a key switch.
The system is completely transferable between units.
The portable, yet durable, console allows the oper-
ator to move as needed for good lines of sight.
RemoteTask can be integrated into 16 models of Cat
D Series Skid Steer, Multi Terrain and Compact Track
Loaders and can control more than 200 work tools with
all hydraulic functions controlled via the remote