Two Way Radios in Manufacturing

two way radios in manufacturingTwo way radios are an invaluable communication tool within the manufacturing industry. Two way radios offer instant communication with a touch of a button and provide a reliable solution for passing critical information immediately.

Plant managers and supervisors rely on two way radios to effectively coordinate the workforce and activities throughout a manufacturing plant, warehouses, and supply chain. Furthermore, two way radios enhance workers’ safety.

Two way radios are designed and tested to be rugged and durable devices therefore drops and falls on tough concrete flooring of a manufacturing plant wouldn’t damage the radio. Additionally, most of the radios are dust and waterproof.

One of the crucial features of two way radios in manufacturing is their long lasting battery life. Batteries are designed to last about 8 hours and are specifically designed to ease shift patterns. You can even create 24 hour operation with spare batteries.

Manufacturing plants are often noisy environments and two way radios offer high volume, industrial noise cancellation, and a wide range of accessories fit for purpose.

Depending on the manufacturing plant needs, two way radio offers additional safety features such as Lone Worker and Mandown.


Benefits of two way radio communication in manufacturing:

  • Enhanced safety and efficiency
  • Instant communication of critical messages
  • Rugged devices – specially designed and tested against drops and falls
  • Dust and Waterproof
  • Long lasting battery life – batteries are designed to last at least 8 hours, they are also easily changeable (designed to ease shift patterns and even create 24 hours operation)
  • High volume audio (digital radios come with industrial noise cancellation)
  • Additional safety features such as Lone Worker and Mandown
  • Additional applications and software available
  • IP connectivity – connect multiple sites


Manufacturing plants and warehouses are often large sites and that’s why we would recommend you go for licenced radio equipment as it will provide better coverage. You can decide between analogue and digital radios.

From analogue versions we would recommend the Icom F1000 / F2000 as it is dust and waterproof, very cost effective, and easy to use.

A similar version would be the Hytera TC610 which is also a very cost effective and easy to use solution.

However, the digital radios offer extra features such as better audio, safety features, software applications, IP connect etc…

We have a few recommendations for every budget and communication needs:

Motorola DP4400 is one of the best-selling, digital radios on the current market. It offers special features, it is easy to use, and it is very durable radio. It is the newest replacement for the analogue versions of GP340 and GP380 which were widely used in the manufacturing industry.

Hytera PD785 is also a very tough and durable digital radio.

Icom F1000D / F2000D is the newest digital radio from Icom. It is a tough and durable radio, dust and waterproof. The F1000D/2000D provides a great digital solution for a great price.

Apex 1000 and Apex 1200 are very easy to use digital radios. These models are great for tight budgets.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or just for a chat to see how we can improve your communication on 0191 228 0466.

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