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Base Engineering
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North America - 1-800-924-1010 (Toll Free)    International - 1-506-635-2280
  • Overview
  • Features
  • Transmitter Specification
  • RECEIVER specification

Our popular LPG and Refined Fuels remote control systems are the result of over twenty years experience in pumping system and tank safety equipment design. They offer unrestricted hose end control greatly increasing productivity and improving safety over conventional truck mounted manual controls. With a service record dating back 15 years and over 50,000 systems in petrochemical service, this technology has a proven record of reliability and performance. Developed specifically for fuel delivery truck applications requiring explosion proof, severe-service remote controls, the ASKW system is available with one to eight control buttons in a rugged, compact package.

  • Compact polycarbonate receiver units are easily installed using prewired electrical harness supplied
  • External antenna/coax provides up to 1000 ft (300m) operating range with enough power to punch through brick, concrete, and metal walls
  • A small external ‘learn’ button allows for easy transmitter replacement. Systems are factory ‘married’ with unique 32 bit ID codes ensuring the receiver will not work with any other transmitter
  • Internal diagnostic LEDS monitor battery levels, signal connection, and wiring faults for easy troubleshooting
  • Receivers are energized only during pumping operations and have built-in ‘fail-safe’ feature closing all tank valves with any power loss or truck movement

ASKW systems are available for all makes of trucks, tanks, and chassis mounted pumping systems. Quick-connect remote wire harness can be factory ordered and pre-installed as an option from most major truck manufacturers. 12/24VDC, RS232, and J1939 CAN bus chassis interface connections are available. All systems use state of the art encryption technology to ensure an interference free, fail-safe signal.

BASE Engineering designs and manufactures its own proprietary radio modules to ensure quality control and optimal performance. Systems are FCC, CE, and ATEX approved for hazardous locations. Systems comply to USA DOT RSPA, Canadian CSA B620, and International standards for “off truck” remote controls. Wire harness, drawings, and button text specific to customer’s application are included with each system.

The cast aluminum handheld is waterproof and extremely durable. Up to eight transmitter buttons are custom labeled in any language. Transmitters will operate up to 300 hours continuously and have built-in low battery warning LEDS.


System examples below-contact BASE Engineering forCustom Button text and truck Controls

  • EMERGENCY STOP feature closes all tank valves, and kills the truck engine and pump. BASE’s ‘safety latched’ signal causes the tank valves and pump to remain inoperative until a manual system reset is performed. Pressing the E-Stop button repeatedly will send the same ‘shut-down’ signal. This system meets International regulatory requirements and is available for all types of pneumatic, cable operated or “Flowmatic” type tank valves and all truck engines.
  • QUERY option is required on LPG delivery vehicles in some countries and is available on all ASKW systems. This feature requires the operator periodically press a ‘QUERY’ button on the remote control to keep the pumping system active. If the operator fails to press the QUERY button within a factory specified time an audible warning is first sounded followed by activation of the trucks EMERGENCY STOP system. The operator can press the ‘QUERY’ button at any time during the delivery or audible warning period and reset the timer.
  • Engine RPM or THROTTLE option allows operator to increase/decrease truck engine RPM and corresponding pump volume from the customers tank/ hose-end of the delivery. Operator can begin delivery process, ensure product is flowing safely, then increase pump speed until tank is nearly full. Connections are available for any electronic or mechanical engine control system.
  • PTO(s) or PUMP option extends pump life and increases safety by allowing operator to engage and disengage the PTO and PUMP from hose end at customer’s storage tank. Truck PTO shaft is not turning, pump is not running in by-pass, and hose is not charged unless connected to the customers tank. PTO connection can be electric, pneumatic, “hot shift” or “clutch shift”. Remote PTO DELAY option automatically opens tank internal valve 5 seconds prior to engaging PTO allowing pump and product lines to equalize pressure. This feature prevents an excess flow ‘slug’ situation which when happens, starves the pump of product, and may lead to pump failure.
  • HOSE REEL(s) option allows remote Unwind and/ or Rewind control, greatly reducing effort required to pull the hose off the reel. Potential injury is reduced and productivity is increased through easier hose handling. Easy to install prewired hose reel motor solenoids and 70Amp breaker included with this option. System design prevents Unwind and Rewind circuits from being energized at the same time
  • ENABLE option can be specified to create a "two-step" process for activating certain buttons to further prevent unintended button operation.

TURN-KEY ‘plug & play’ systems are available with pre-wired pneumatic solenoids, relays, electric solenoids, and actuators. BASE supplies complete system packages to simplify conversion of existing manual truck controls or up-fit new chassis and tanks. Modular components allow for easy installation and field replacement. Air solenoids are extremely rugged and can be direct mounted to chassis allowing hose-end PTO, tank valve, and cargo pump interlock.



  • METHOD OF TRANSMISSION . . 56 bit DES encryption key
  • CONSTRUCTION . . . . . . . . . Rugged weatherproof aluminum enclosure
  • ANTENNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Externally mounted helical
  • NORMAL RANGE . . . . . . . . . Up to 1000 feet (higher power available)
  • BATTERY LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . 300 hours of continuous use w/flashing Low Battery LED indicator
  • BATTERY TYPE . . . . . . . . . . . Common ‘AA’ included (rechargeable transmitter available ASKR)
  • DIAGNOSTICS . . . . . . . . . . RF activity LED and Low Battery indicator
  • FCC APPROVAL # . . . . . . . . . N8KJ8T6J11 (non-licensed)
  • Certifications . . . . . . . . . Intrinsically Safe EX rated ATEX : EX II 1 G SIRA 11 ATEX 2317X IECEx : EX ia IIC T4 Ga SIR 11.0148X


  • POWER SUPPLY . . . . . . . . . . 12/24VDC (Optional 120VAC systems available)
  • CURRENT LOAD . . . . . . . . . Up to 4 Amps @ 12VDC per channel or 8 Amps total
  • CONSTRUCTION . . . . . . . . . Water resistant, impact resistant polycarbonate (can be mounted externally on machine)
  • ANTENNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Externally mounted to receiver (optional coax and remote mount antenna available)
  • WIRING CONNECTIONS . . . . Pre-wired to OEM requirements, quick connect fittings supplied
  • DIAGNOSTICS . . . . . . . . . . RF activity LED and Power On indication
  • SERIAL COMMUNICATION . . . Optional digital interface to OEM CAN bus network (ASKR series)
  • PROGRAMMING MODES . . . . . Up to 8 programmable channels including: Latched,momentary, Safety Channel Interlock,Channel Delay,Query(custom OEM programming available)