Nova Series Radio Remote Control Transmitters

NOVA transmitters and matched receivers represent the latest in RF and HMI technology integrated with expert electronics and mechanical design. Nova transmitters are used in a number of applications including:Cranes, Mining, Concrete Pumps, Material handling, Construction, Oil & Gas, Drilling, Mobile Hydraulics and Specialty Applications Available as pre-engineered “off-the-shelf” or fully customized Hetronic South Africa has the right product for your application.

Contact a Hetronic technical expert who will discuss your application and create your ideal solution.


DIMENSIONS: H 125MM (4.9″) X W 160MM (6.2″) X D 70MM (2.8″)


When your application requires ease-of-use, reliability and light weight, the NOVA-S is the go-to solution for applications that only require limited digital functionality. A cost-effective yet rugged transmitter, the NOVA-S features optional toggle switches or push-button controls. Due to its light weight, the unit can be held by the operator or attached to a waist belt that assures freedom of movement while reducing operator fatigue.

The Nova-S is a favorite among operators in the forestry and concrete pump market. When used in combination with a Hetronic receiver, the Nova-S assures effortless integration of the machine circuitry.

Weight 910g (2.1lbs)
Configurable: Single axis joysticks, STOP Button, other options
Up to 20hrs continuous operation
Range 100m
Frequencies: 4xxMhz, 868Mhz, 1.2Ghz, 2.4Ghz
DIMENSIONS: H 150MM (5.9”) X W 180MM (7.1”) X D 110MM (4.3”)


The NOVA-M offers a step up in functional capability from our “S” model transmitter with additional control pad room for joystick (digital or proportional) and needed auxiliary functions. User functionality can be enhanced by adding either two (2) dual-axis joysticks or one (1) dual axis joystick to meet control needs.

The Nova-M layout also provides the operator with enough room for operation while wearing gloves. Together with HETRONIC RX 14 HL Series or BMS-2 receivers our control solution will meet your needs for a “never fail” Radio Remote Control Solution.


Weight 1kg (2.3lbs)
Configurable with Multi axis joysticks, Push Button START/HORN, STOP Button
Frequencies: 4xxMhz,868Mhz
Range: 100m
Safety address 20bit over 1M possibilities (ADMO)

DIMENSIONS: H 235MM(9.4”) X W 160MM (6.4”) X D 95MM (3.8”)


When heavy equipment operations require sturdy, efficient and high performance process control they choose the NOVA L transmitter.

A control pad larger than the NOVA M, the L provides a platform for increased functionality for a wide range of applications.

HETRONIC will customize this unit with either two (2) dual-axis joysticks (digital or proportional) or with up to six (6) fully proportional paddle levers. A number of control combinations are available for your specific application. Together with our BMS-2 or Modular receivers the NOVA-L will work seamlessly with your equipment to safely and reliably meet your control needs.


Weight 1.9kg (4.1lbs)
Configurable: single/dual axis joysticks, Key, toggle, button switches, Rotary switches, STOP Button
Optional half or full duplex
Cable Back up

DIMENSIONS: H165MM (6.5”) X W 312MM (12.3”) X D 170MM (6.7”)


Hetronic’s innovative, multi-purpose NOVA-XL has been designed to meet the most stringent requirements for functionality and ruggedness. This workhorse belly pack, Nova XL, can be designed with up to four (4) dual-axis joysticks (digital or proportional) or up to eight (8) fully proportional paddle levers.

The NOVA XL control panel provides ample space for additional toggle switches and an optional graphic display up to 4.3” is available. With easy-to-reach E-Stop, “man-down” tilt sensor and an ergonomic design, the XL is designed for performance and efficiency.

Nova L 2.4

Weight: Approx. 1.8kg (3.96lbs)
2.4” Color back-lit TFT display (GUI Interface Option)
Fully Configurable with joysticks, paddle levers, toggle switches, push buttons
Safety address: 20 Bit over 1M possibilities (ADMO)
GUI Customizable to Customer Feedback Needs

DIMENSIONS: H 165MM (6.5”) X W 312MM (12.3”) X D 170MM (6.7”)

NOVA L 2.4

Hetronic introduces the next generation of NOVA Transmitter with leading edge technology to connect Man to Machine. The NOVA L 2.4 is ergonomically designed with a high resolution 2.4” TFT Color display and larger control panel on the L size housing. The NOVA L 2.4 is ideal for real-time data capture, programming and as a fault diagnostic tool for a wide range of industrial process control applications.

The NOVA L 2.4 also continues Hetronics’ tradition of implementing new technology to meet customer application needs by integrating a new long life Lithium Ion battery pack and man-down sensor capability.

Customers can fully configure the NOVA L 2.4 to meet a wide range of applications with up to two (2) dual-axis joysticks (digital or proportional) as well as a range of toggle switches, paddle levers, LED’s and/or other controls to meet their needs.

Nova XL 2.8

Weight: 1.8kg (3.97lbs)
Integrated 2.8″” color TFT display
Half duplex or Full Duplex
Optional 9Ah or 10.6Ah Lithium Ion battery packs; 10 hrs. operation
Safety: 20-bit programmable address with 1 million combinations
Range: 100m (328′)

DIMENSIONS: H334MM(13.15″) X W216MM(8.5″) X D160MM(6.3″)


Continuing our world-class leadership in Radio Remote Control technology the new NOVA XL2.8 belly pack offers expanded capability for real-time operator feedback with customizable GUI on a larger 2.8″ Color TFT back-lit display. The cutting-edge NOVA XL 2.8 is designed with the latest man to machine interface technology including a wide range of control frequencies, 4xxMHz, 868MHz, 1.216GHz or 2.4GHz. We have field tested the NOVA XL2.8 at a range of 100m with internal antenna and operating time of 10 hours using our 9Ah or NEW 10.6Ah lithium ion battery packs.

If you are looking for a Radio Remote Control that helps improve operator safety and efficiency the NOVA XL 2.8 is your solution! Hetronic safety, rugged dependability and ergonomic design allows you to configure the NOVA XL2.8 to meet your specific application needs. Offering up to four (4) multi-axis joysticks, up to 8 linear paddle levers, key switches, toggle switches, push buttons, rotary switches and a large stop switch the NOVA XL2.8 is the right radio remote for your application. Additional customer options include our patented tilt-sensors in the handle or cable back-up.

Nova XXL 4.3

Weight: Approx. 2.4kg (5lbs)
Integrated 4.3” color TFT display
Configurable: joysticks, paddle levers, Toggle switches, push buttons, key sw., STOP
Optional Video Feedback available (VF)
Range: 100m


The cutting-edge NOVA XXL 4.3 becomes the flag-ship of the field proven NOVA series of Radio Remote Control transmitters. The NOVA XXL 4.3 offers the latest machine-to-man interface technology with a new 4.3” TFT color display, tilt-sensors in the handle for improved safety, optional 9.0Ah or 10.6Ah lithium-ion battery pack for extended use and real-time data capability.

The NOVA XXL 4.3 is designed with Hetronic safety, rugged dependability and ergonomics that provide room for up to 16 proportional functions. Customer options include dual-axis joysticks (digital or proportional), linear paddle levers, toggle switches, rotary switches, buttons and LED’s.

The 4.3” TFT color display is available for real-time data access and process feedback and wireless real-time video capability. Other features of the NOVA XXL 4.3 include optional internal adjustable tilt sensor or leading edge TouchSensor™ sensors in the handles that provide an enhanced “man-down” safety feature.