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Flex Radio Remote Control Systems

AG Cranes we are a proud UK stockist of Magnetek Flex radio remote systems designed especially for overhead gantry crane and jib crane use. We usually keep common remotes in stock and most items can be sent out on next day delivery.

We tend to use the Flex Base standard crane/hoist systems. These are cost effective, lightweight and work for peoples needs in most cases. They are very reliable and are a known type of radio remote. Ideal use of these are with chain hoists and small cranes. We use these on all products that we offer!

The Benefits
  • Cuts out operator error; pulling on the pendant cable.
  • Allows the crane operator to stand at a safe distance from the load.
  • Allows the crane operator to view the load from all angles.
  • Proven to be far less expensive that old fashioned crane pendants as they eliminate pendant cable, c track and swinging handset damage.


The Flex Base wireless control system.

The standard Flex Base radio remote control system come has a very small receiver that is easy to fit onto even the smallest chain or wire rope hoists. Including the 2 x six button handsets receiver and instructions it is delivered in a box the size of a shoe box.

radio remote kit

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. They are rated for more than one million press cycles.
  • All you need are two “AA” alkaline batteries, these give you 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.
  • This system is packaged with MRX or Flex Base receivers for a complete solution. See below for more information.


flex base 6 button crane radio

flex base 6 button crane radio

MRX Receiver
This receiver can be mounted on the control panel or hoist. This causes no system imbalance. There are three power supplies (9-36 VDC, 24-48 VAC, and 48-240 VAC), the voltage select feature will adapt automatically. Includes 1.8m of cable and mounting hardware. IP66 rated.
Size: Dimensions: 120 mm (L) x 90 mm (W) x 55 mm (H) – – Weight: 900 kg

MRX reciever

Flex Base Receiver

This receiver has more 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, we offer a huge saving to buy a spare transmitter at the time of purchase. There are provided with internal antenna.

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

We offer four, six and eight 2-speed push buttons, depending on your needs. To quote we will need to know how many buttons and the control voltage you are after.


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 the long run, as your radio remote will not need to be replaced as often. 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 2020.

Base Rubber Boots

Base Rubber Boots


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


Retractable Belt Clip

Retractable Belt Clip


We are also stockist for Telemecanique crane pendants and spare parts. we can even supply a back up pendant for your crane if you require.


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

The other type of radio remote is the Flex Ex system- if this is something you are interested in, please let us know and we will be happy to quote.