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R&M Materials Handling and Drivecon Introduce the LoadMate® PWRMicro Radio Combo

R&M Materials Handling, Inc., and Drivecon, Inc., have combined two of their hallmark products in a single high-performance package—the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist - PWRMicro Radio Combo. This feature-packed combination incorporates the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist from R&M with the ergonomic PWRMicro Series radio remote controls from Drivecon to maximize productivity, ensure safety, and streamline operations.
Recognized for innovation, performance, and reliability, R&M Materials Handling produces a wide range of products and services for the material handling industry. The advanced designs and manufacturing techniques of R&M Materials Handling ensure safe operation, reduced maintenance, and longer component life. Equipped to lift up to 5 tons, the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist by R&M provides precision gearing, ease of operation, and easy mounting through a compact design.

For nearly three decades, Drivecon has supplied drive systems, components, and engineering services to crane manufacturers for a diverse set of applications including aerospace, automotive, power generation, steel, and paper industries. Drivecon’s compact and lightweight PWRMicro Series radio remote controls are designed with a wide range of features to increase workplace efficiency.

The LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist - PWRMicro Radio Combo merges the quality features of the LoadMate® with those of the PWR Micro Series, interfacing two highly efficient designs to help achieve optimum productivity with fast installation, safe and easy operation, and built-in durability.

Central to the core of the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist - PWRMicro Radio Combo’s structure, the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist is engineered to extend service life and reduce downtime. The hoist body is constructed of durable pressure-cast aluminum for lightweight and easy handling, epoxy-painted for corrosion resistance, and ribbed for better heat dissipation. The completely enclosed motor includes IP55 protection, minimum class F insulation, and a Klixon type bimetal switch for thermal protection. The chain guide ensures precise alignment—reducing wear and prolonging chain life.

The LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist is equipped with features that reinforce operator safety of the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist - PWRMicro Radio Combo. All LoadMate® models are equipped with a torque-limiting device for hoist overload protection, as well as upper and lower limit switches, low-voltage controls, a slip clutch, and an alloy steel load hook to further ensure safe operation.

The ergonomic controls by Drivecon complement the features of the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist by enhancing operator control. Compact and lightweight, the PWRMicro Series offers single or dual speed, up to five motions, and a control range up to 500 feet. The controls feature an emergency-stop button, removable on/off/start key, programmable auto shut-down, and an optional antenna extension for a control range up to 1,500 feet. With operating temperatures as low as -31°F and as high as 167°F, the PWRMicro Series is equipped with seventy-six communication channels and IP65 protection (NEMA 4 type), and is FCC approved.

The flexible design of the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist - PWRMicro Radio Combo can be customized to meet a variety of applications. Trolley options include the swiveling motor driven trolley for shorter curve radius tolerances on custom monorail applications, and the patented Track Trolley with hardened steel flat tread wheels designed for maximum bearing surface contact. Special control options include variable frequency drives to enhance motorized trolley operation, and tandem control to support two simultaneous hoists. For food handling and pharmaceutical applications, hoist options are available with a food grade lubricant, a stainless steel load chain, lower hooks, and bottom block.

For more information on the LoadMate® Electric Chain Hoist - PWRMicro Radio Combo, or to obtain more information on all the ways R&M Materials Handling, Inc., can benefit your material handling challenges, contact R&M Materials Handling, Inc., 4501 Gateway Boulevard, Springfield, OH, 45502. You may also visit or call 800/955-9967. For more information about controls, drive systems, and electrification for overhead material handling from Drivecon, please contact Drivecon, 820 Lakeside Dr., Gurnee, IL, 60031, or call 800/374-8266. You may also visit

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