Besides preventing serious injuries, Laird's "Wireless Automation and Control Solutions" also boost the efficiency and productivity of their many users in the field of material transportation by enabling them to control machinery from not only a safer, but frequently also more efficient, position. Since Laird acquired Cattron Group International, including Cattron-Theimeg, just over seven years ago, the group has been operating as its Wireless Automation and Control Solutions division. With more than 7,000 customers at 46 locations in 16 countries, the group is one of the largest global manufacturers of industrial radio remote controls.
In the international railway industry, Laird is well-known as the market leader in radio control systems for locomotives. This major achievement stems from its brainchild the TH-EC/LO, the world's first radio control system for locomotives developed and manufactured to conform to the European Safety Standard EN 50239. The modular concept behind the TH-EC/LO, which Laird is showcasing at CeMAT 2018 in Hannover, is designed to open up a whole range of rationalization options in locomotive engineering. If that’s not enough, Laird is also reminding visitors to CeMAT of its prowess as a leading developer and manufacturer of equipment for protecting electronic devices against electromagnetic interference (EMI), not to mention its expertise in telematics, thermal management and antenna systems.