Overhead Pendant Control
In addition to the normal controls, apendant control is available. Typically this is suspended from a boom at the guard front and allows the operator to remain seated at their truck at all times. Having loaded the machine, the operator withdraws forktruck, resets the safety equipment using the reset button and initiates the next complete automatic cycle by simply pressing start at the pendant. In the simple case of push button controls the operator remains seated whilst using the controls and at all times.
A pendant is used as an alternative to the normal panel by a simple stay put selector switch so that only one control position can be used at a time. All the stop buttons remain active whichever control position is chosen