Rated Capacity Indicator / Overload Warning
The 2RCi is a rated capacity indicator designed to increase safety during lifting operations. All lifting equipment and excavators have a specified safe working load, stated by the manufacturer, to safeguard both the operator and the machine.
The 2RCi is a flexible safety system which in its basic form is a simple load indicator - but can easily be configured to incorporate height and slew monitoring. The 2RCi is also available with intelligent motion cut facilities to control the safe movement of height, slew and or load, which satisfies and exceeds the requirements of major contractors like Interserve who require specific RCI options.
In response to changing requirements, especially for Highway construction, this latest version offers the option of a Virtual Wall' function.
The virtual wall or envelope control function can be programmed to the safe parameters of the machine's required working area, working in conjunction with the slew and height control - this prevents the excavators boom operating outside its safe-zone. This function increases the usability of the machine and allows for optimisation of the 'working area'. Should the machine approach its pre-set limit an external audible alarm will warn the operator. The optional intelligent motion-cut, if installed, will stop the machine and only allow safe movement.
In addition to the rated capacity indicator functions and the virtual wall, the 2RCI provides added benefits to the user, with digging depth indication, which helps to reduce over-digging of trenches. Height limiting also allows the operator to operate in restricted headroom areas.
The system also has the option of a data logging function which updates at 1-second intervals - rental companies find this function very useful to monitor their machines.