Hetronic, Inc. a Methode Electronics company is the leading manufacturer of configured Industrial Radio Remote Control (RRC) systems in the world. Through our global network of partners, distributors and service operations we have delivered over 350,000 remote control systems to over 3,000 customers during our 32 years of operation.
Our commitment to our customers is to listen to and understand their operational needs and provide them the ideal control system for their specific application needs. Our world-wide network of service and support centers, located in over 40 countries, delivers world class service whenever and wherever needed.
Hetronic's experience and expertise understanding that each customer application is special allows us to develop configured control systems that are intrinsically safe, high performance and ruggedly reliable. As technology rapidly changes industrial equipment, requiring multiple functionality as well as more complex and precise operations, Hetronic is committed to meet industry demands through innovation. Hetronic is developing and implementing new technologies to improve RF system operation and customer productivity. Recent introduction of patented User Interface (UI) touch technology, new proportional control options, video technology for improved safety and real-time operation feedback provide customers with safer, more reliable and intuitive systems that improve operator productivity. Technological improvements in redundant safety systems, proportionality control and frequency management and integration of sensor technology provide customers control systems that are safer, faster to respond, more accurate and allow for greater productivity.
Working directly with our customers we gain a thorough understanding of your application and requirements allowing us to design a flexible and customized Radio Remote Control machine control solution that is the ideal system for your application.
Hetronic is always available to discuss your application and help configure a world class, cost effective wireless radio remote system for your specific industry application. Contact an Hetronic technical expert to discuss your ideal solution.
Hetronic International: A Brief History
Hetronic was established in 1982 as Heckl Electronics and the same year produced its first radio remote, the GR. In the late 1980’s Heckl Electronic became Hetronic Steuersysteme GmbH and introduced the GL transmitter with SMD technology and received TÜV Safety approval.
During the early 1990's, Hetronic Steuersysteme released the TG, HH, Ergo, Nova and GL-3 transmitters and introduced standard systems for tower cranes. In 1993 Hetronic Steuersysteme became ISO 9001 certified and produced its 25,000th radio remote control and by the end of the decade, Hetronic’s production capacity exceeded 20,000 systems per year. Hetronic USA incorporated in Oklahoma City, USA in 1993 and became Hetronic International headquarters the same year. Hetronic continued to expand internationally and incorporated in Mosta, Malta, Quito, Ecuador, Brisbane, Japan and Australia by the end of 1999. At the end of the century Hetronic Steursysteme identified new emerging market applications and developed an explosion proof line of radio remote controls and received PTB approval.
From 2000 through 2011 saw significant growth and change for Hetronic. Hetronic International incorporated in Oklahoma City in 2000 and continued its global expansion into the South American and European markets while also incorporating both Hetronic Canada and Hetronic Asia in 2002. As Hetronic entered new markets the product line expanded with development and introduction of new transmitter families including the NOVA series, Pocket MFS system and MFSHL series. Hetronic International Inc. was acquired by Methode Electronics, Inc. a global electronics innovator in 2008. Since 2008 Hetronic has further expanded its worldwide presence and our service and support organization is present in over 40 countries.
Hetronic has also penetrated additional markets now providing remote control solutions for Locomotive/Railway, Marine and Mobile Hydraulic applications. In addition, Hetronic has expanded its design capability, integrated innovative technology into its products and expanded and improved manufacturing processes to meet customer demands. Hetronic is committed to provide our customers safer, more reliable, efficient and productive Radio Remote Control solutions that are the ideal system for customer applications.