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Flex Radio Remote Systems

Flex 4, 6, 8 and Flex 12 Radio Remote Systems, Allowing Safer Overhead Crane Operation.

AG Cranes we are a proud UK stockist of Magnetek Flex radio remote control systems designed especially for overhead gantry crane and jib crane use. We are stockists of the common remotes in stock, moreover they are usually  on a next day delivery.

We tend to use the MRX space saving Flex Base standard crane/hoist systems complete with a spare handset. These are very cost effective, equally important are lightweight and work for most crane applications and industries. They are very reliable and economical and are therefore the UK’s market leader of crane radio remote systems. Flex radios are ideal for using with chain hoists, wire rope hoists, and standard overhead gantry cranes,. In addition they work well on jib cranes and wheeled A Frame gantry cranes. We offer these as an option on all products that we quote, insomuch as they are a safer option.

The Benefits of The Flex Radio Remotes.
  • Cuts out operator error; pulling on the pendant cable and c-track damage.
  • Allows the crane operator to stand at a safe distance from a swinging or unstable load.
  • Allows the crane operator to view the load from all angles.
  • Spare handset.
  • Proven to be far less expensive than old fashioned crane pendants; as they eliminate pendant cable, c-track and swinging handset damage.
  • Results in less operator injuries than pendant control.
  • Increased safety, allowing the crane operator to become detached from the crane.
  • Operational and operator freedom from the load.
  • Lastly suitable for all crane and hoist radio remote control systems.
The Flex Base crane radio remote wireless control system.

The standard Flex Base radio remote control system has a very small receiver, ideally suited to even the smallest chain or wire rope hoist. Additionally we include the two six button handsets, perfect if one becomes damaged.

The MRX space saver receiver, 1800 mm of connection cable, mounting hardware and instructions are all standard, for ease of use. Delivered in a package the size of a shoe box, enabling easy storage.

Flex Radio Remote Systems

Flex radio remote control systems for cranes and hoists

Flex Base radio remote control kit


There are numerous programmable functions to suit all types of applications.
  • Spare parts and accessories are readily available at competitive prices. This includes; spare transmitters, protective rubber boots, vinyl pouches or label sheets.
  • The push buttons come with gold-plated contacts and snap-action steps, this enables easy use even when wearing gloves. Rated for more than one million button press cycles.
  • All you need are two “AA” alkaline batteries, these give you around 100 hours of operation. Rechargeable AA batteries are also an option, to keep your system topped up at all times.
  • These remotes offer an expected line of site distance of 100 meters, perfect for industrial use.
  • This system is packaged with MRX or Flex Base receivers for a complete solution, hence the correct solution is always available.. See below for more information.


flex base 6 button crane radio

Flex Base 6 button crane radio

MRX FLEX BASE 6 Radio Receiver; Our biggest seller for cranes, hoists, A-Frames gantries and pillar cranes.
This ultra lightweight radio receiver mounts easily on the control panel or hoist. Despite its size, it even fits on small Stahl chain hoists. It is so light it does not cause the system to unbalance. There are three power supplies (9-36 VDC, 24-48 VAC, and 48-240 VAC), the voltage select feature automatically adapt to the one you are using. It includes 1.8m of cable and mounting hardware. Ingress protection is IP66 rated.
Size: Dimensions: 120 mm (L) x 90 mm (W) x 55 mm (H) Weight: 0.9 kg or 2lbs.

MRX reciever

Flex Base 8 Receiver

This receiver is slighty larger and has many control capabilities and options suitable for overhead cranes. You can use additional functions such as lights, magnet controls, and powered lifting devices. Includes 1.8m of cable and mounting hardware. IP66 Rated.

Dimensions: 260mm (L) x 204mm (W) x 83 mm (H) Weight: 2.5 kg.

Flex Base Receiver


Each flex base system includes the following:

1 receiver and 1 or 2 transmitters, offering huge savings at the time of purchase. There are provided with internal antenna, therefore damage is very rare.

Manual on CD, transmitter label sheet, wrist strap, vinyl transmitter cover, output cable, extra fuses, jumpers, batteries, and necessary mounting.

What Information Do we Need to Supply A Radio Remote for A Crane?

We offer four, six and eight button 2-speed radio remote controls for cranes. It all depends on you or your customers needs and usage. To quote or supply you a crane or hoist radio remote control we will need to know how many buttons, or directions of travel or movement and the control voltage you are after. It’s that simple!

What Maximum or Minimum Temperature Can a Crane Flex Radio Base MRX OR Flex EX Remote System Work In?

The maximum and minimum temperature our Flex Radio Remote controls can work in is -25°C – +75°C on the Flex systems.

Recommendation to prolong the life of the remote control handsets.

To prolong the life of your radio remote we recommend the following items to be brought along side your purchase. These items are low cost and will no doubt save you money in and result in less downtime. Your radio remote will virtually never need to be repaired, notwithstanding operator error. We will include a set of rubber boots and a lanyard free of charge with any overhead cranes ordered with a radio remote control system until the end of 2023.

Base Rubber Boots

Base Rubber Boots


Below, people occasionally drop radio remotes, therefore to prevent damage we can supply a lanyard fall arrest system.

belt clip

belt clip

belt clip and radio cover

belt clip and radio cover

Lastly, we have an option of flashing beacons or strobe lighting to be used with the radio remote controls. This acts as a warning for the personnel that in the area, hence limiting accidents.

Crane flashing beacon / strobe light

crane flashing beacon/strobe light



We are also stockist for Telemecanique crane pendants and spare parts, not to mention Schneider. We can even supply a back up pendant for your crane if required, therefore, your production need never stop.

Please call, email or send an enquiry through our contact us page, to receive a quotation by return,  moreover, to buy a radio remote from us on please call us on 01527 894825.

Similarly we sell the Flex Ex system, if you are interested please let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.


Lastly, visit our YouTube channel to view radio controlled cranes in action, what’s not to like?