Cavotec MC 3200-EX Radio Remote Control

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For more than 30 years, Cavotec has engineered advanced radio remote control systems in close co-operation with customers worldwide.

Cavotec MC 3200-EX Radio Remote Control

The Cavotec MC-3200/MC-3300 EX radio remote controls are advanced systems for ports & maritime, mining & tunneling and other hazardous industrial applications.



  • Engineered to global standards, MC-3200/MC-3300 EX radio remote control systems are ATEX and IECEx tested, approved by Norwegian certification body NEMKO, and have INMETRO and EAC certifications.
  • Simplex and duplex communication compatible.
  • Up to 32 digital and 13 analogue functions.
  • Units enable operators to receive messages, set alarms and receive status indications.
  • Entirely EX functional, our receiver units can be fitted with serial interface or industry standard analogue and digital I/O, and installed with EX approved enclosures.
  • Long life time rechargeable batteries can be replaced within EX zones.
  • Operator terminal layouts are configured according to application and customer requirements:
    - Fitted with analogue or digital joysticks, pushbuttons, toggle switches and rotary switches.
    - Safety features with start-stop push-button, On/Off switch.
    - Optional: LEDs and displays for feedback information, cable back up


  • Oil skimmers and oil recovery systems.
  • Land based drilling rigs, oil and gas platforms, offshore cranes and winches, oil skimmers, petro chemical plants.
  • Coal mining machines, underground mining equipment.


Technical characteristics

Terminal MC-3200/MC-3300 EX

  • Complete operational control with unique signal encoding prevents unintended operations.
  • Activity check on start up to prevent unintended operations.
  • Stop relay activation in 50 mS.
  • License exempt frequency with low power outputs; European ISM band width 418-870 MHz (other frequencies available on request).
  • Digital and analogue feedback.
  • PLC functionality for interlocking, sequencing and timing functions programmed directly without additional hardware.

Receiver Unit

  • The MC-IRX receiver unit is highly flexible as it can have multiple digital and analogue inputs and outputs.
  • Easy use with direct connections to most available fieldbus systems: ProfiBus, ModBus RTU, CANopen, Device Net, ModBus Plus, ModBus TCP, Ethernet IP.
  • Back up solution with cable connection for programming and control.
  • Multiple terminal and/or multiple receiver unit systems possible, e.g. for tandem operation.

General data

  • MC-3200/MC3300 EX Terminal : Approved for Ma, Gb and Db (Mining, Zone 1, ATEX and 21), Gas group IIB and Dust group IIIC, Temperature class T4
  • Digital functions : Depending on configuration
  • Analogue functions : Depending on configuration
  • LED : Red, Green, Yellow, Blue
  • Display : Character display
  • Battery : Default battery package 7,4V / 1100 mAh Li-Ion, intrinsically safe
  • Recharge time : 1 hour
  • Battery charger : 12-24VDC, 110-230VAC
  • Operating time : Approx. 8-12 hours
  • Dimensions : 280 x 180 x 180 mm (11,02 x 7,08 x 7,08 inch) & 340 x 230 x 185 mm (13,38 x 9,05 x 7,28 inch)
  • Weight : From 2 to 4 kg (4,4 to 8,8 lbs)
  • IP : IP65 standard, IP66/67 optional
  • Temperature : -30°C to +60°C, -22°F to +140°F
  • Operating distance : Approx. 200m line of sight
  • Frequency : 418 MHz – 870 MHz

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