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Service design and endless options

IK4 is the most configurable console box from the Ikontrol transmitters range. It is used for applications, which demand up to 8 proportional outputs and 20 auxiliary mechanisms.

Machines such as shotcrete pumps, highway and airport paving equipment and machines that demand a high degree of customization benefit from the use of an IK4 on the field.

Features and benefits

The IK4 includes the option of installing 6 auxiliary functions and 3 MO70 joysticks, 4 Hall or Euchner joysticks or 8 MA70 paddles. 

4.3" display option available for systems working in 2.4 GHz frequency band.

3.5” color TFT display with high image quality for displaying feedback information. Possibility of full-duplex communication. 

The panel of the IK3 and IK4 transmitters has a maximum number of 12 LEDs and can incorporate two side lanterns.  
The face plate design and the number and disposition of the LEDs is 100% customizable, according to the customer’s requirements. 

Removable memory card. Quick and easy restoration of service with a spare unit in the event of transmitter or receiver failure. If the transmitter is damaged, the replacement can copy the EEPROM from the receiver. 

The remote can only be used when there is an infrared connection between the infrared transmitter and the radio transmitter. This rules out risk situations caused by activating the remote without a clear and safe view of the machine.

The most compact TANDEM solution. 
A system conformed by a master transmitter (Push button or Console box) which controls using radio signals simultaneously. In a synchronized way the movements of two cranes working in tandem mode.

This technology modifies the power of the radio transmission in order to minimize battery consumption and interference between nearby pieces of equipment. So that longer battery life can be provided and continuity of operations between devices in the same working environment can be achieved, respectively. 

Worldwide compatible multi-band radio. Possibility of full-duplex communication. Easily customizable via EEPROM. 

The Link Quality Indicator is a metric that indicates signal quality between the transmitter and the receiver. Three possible quality levels of the link are displayed by means of an icon: low, medium or high. In addition, the icon flashes to warn the user about possible interference. This functionality is available for the whole range of I-KONTROL transmitters (IK2, IK3 and IK4). 

Used to detect an unusual, high transmitter angle. It allows several intervention modes: 

  • Activate the transmitter buzzer 
  • Disable all radio remote functions or only those considered necessary

Possibility of working with multiple transmitters and a single receiver. The first device to link up assumes control of the machine. 

On transmitter start-up, the radio remote equipment will automatically look for a free channel. If another user activates a radio remote device on the same working channel, the transmitter can simply be switched off and on again. Helping to find another free channel and allow work to continue. 

For situations requiring the use of two or more independent cranes moving simultaneously. The master transmitters can choose whether to work simultaneously with several receivers or independently with one of them. 

Possibility of working with a single transmitter and multiple receivers at the same time. 

Tether connection between the transmitter and receiver as an alternative to radio connection. If radio control is not permitted or there are no charged batteries, the radio remote can be used with a wired connection between the transmitter and receiver. If a wired connection is used, the transmitter is powered by the receiver. 


Transmitter  IK4
Stop function Cat. 3 – PLd 
Ingress protection  IP65/NEMA4 
Anti condensation system  Goretex film 
Frequency band  Multiband (400 – 930 MHz) 
Main mechanisms (max. #) Joysticks (4) / Paddles (8)
Auxiliary mechanisms  Pushbutton, toggle and rotary switches 
Removable EEPROM  External 
Battery model  BT27IK 
Battery life 16 h 
Operating temperature range  -20C +70C (-4F +158F) 
Weight (with battery) grams 2300 g
Harness  Belt / shoulder strap
Display  3.5-inch color TFT 
Cable connection  Yes (M12 connector) 
Range limiter  Yes 
Associated receivers  R13/R70/R70 PLUS/MPCAN/MP20 


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Data sheet IK4 transmitter data sheet English Multiple 25 Apr, 2024 1.1 MB .pdf
Data sheet IK4 Transmitter Data Sheet Chinese (CN) Multiple 04 Nov, 2020 389.8 KB .pdf
Data sheet IK4 Transmitter Data Sheet Spanish, Castilian Multiple 02 May, 2019 320.0 KB .pdf
User guide IK4 Transmitter User Manual English Multiple 06 May, 2021 5.0 MB .pdf
User guide IK4 Transmitter User Manual Portuguese Multiple 01 Jul, 2024 5.0 MB .pdf
User guide IK4 Transmitter User Manual Spanish, Castilian Multiple 30 May, 2019 4.7 MB .pdf
Data sheet TM70 and Ikontrol Installation Guide English Multiple 28 Sep, 2021 696.7 KB .pdf

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