Remote control systems give an operator the ability to remotely activate and deactivate the flow of air and abrasive at the nozzle. Pressure-release remote control systems pressurize and depressurize the abrasive blasting pot each time the operator activates and deactivates the remote control switch, allowing for the abrasive blasting pot to be filled between activation cycles. This increases productivity and eliminates the need for a pot tender.
Electric Remote Control Systems allows the operator to remotely activate and deactivate the abrasive blasting pot from the nozzle, eliminating the need for a pot tender.
OSHA requires an abrasive blasting pot to be equipped with a remote control system, which only operates with continuous hand pressure and closes immediately upon release of the control switch by the operator (29 CFR 1910.244(b)). This remote control system meets the OSHA requirement by providing a “Fail-to-Safe” configuration, which will deactivate the remote control system in the event the operator drops or loses control of the remote control system.