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How Up-Ten Works

The Up-Ten remote will work on any machine with a fine current control dial and steel control panel faceplate.


The RMSA fits behind the control panel on the Lincoln SA engine-driven welder; the only thing that shows is the receiver unit. It is mounted on a spacer bracket via a slip clutch to a reversible gear motor, connected to a receiver controlled by a small transmitter usually attached with velcro in your welding hood.


The RMUN magnetically mounts on your control faceplate. A belt connects the reversing gear motor to the fine current control dial. This unit will also install on the Lincoln SA machines with a pulley adapter. Both models still allow you to adjust your machine manually; this is a failsafe function of this system.

Extra pendant type transmitters can be programmed to your receiver if you need one for your helper. The transmitter battery life is three years operated 50 times a day.

Can be operated while welding--to get the perfect heat for the root pass or repair a burn-through. You can go up on the fly to clean up with the hot pass or cool things down on your filler pass. Then set the machine just right to get the cap perfect.



  • productivity

  • weld quality

  • safety

  • speed

No more dragging cords or remembering to flip a switch.

About the same price as a heavy remote box and the cord. Some of our customers stated they were frequently burning up connections on their old corded remotes or dropping the box in the mud or water and ruining it. This solves that problem. Our customers have stated they use the remote even when they are only 2 or 3 steps from the current control knob.

We have tested these units in the field under all weather conditions. Welder operators, from the pipeline to compressor stations to fence builders to bridge crews to farm repair to job shops.

Man Welding

The range is 300 feet, and there are 1 million codes on the transmitters, so interference is not an issue when several units are working nearby.


Install time is less than an hour on the RMSA and 5 minutes on the RMUN. The RMUN can easily be moved from one machine to another in minutes.

Developed by a welder for welders




  1. Remove and slide back the top of the hood for access to the front of the machines control panel

  2. Remove control knob on the fine current control (1) (loosen set screw then pull forward)

  3. Remove the wires on the back of the rheostat (18a-18b) (make sure to mark them so that you can replace them the same)

  4. Remove rheostat (17)

  5. Bolt motor mount (11) to the front of rheostat with barrel nuts (12a,b)

  6. Slide clutch shaft assembly (3-9) on OEM rheostat to the stop, then tighten set screw on the clutch shaft (9)

  7. Slip the chain (14) on the clutch sprocket (8) and the gear motor (15) with drive sprocket (13)

  8.  Slide the motor clamp (16) over the motor and motor mount (11) align the chain (14) in a straight line and adjust the chain tension by rotating the motor in the motor mount cradle, leave the chain (14) slightly loose, then tighten the motor clamp adjustment screw (19)

  9. Remount the modified rheostat assembly (3-19) on the faceplate of the machine through the original holes (4c) with the OEM 1/4x1/2 bolts to the barrel nuts (12a,b)

  10. Reconnect the rheostat wires (18a,b)

  11.  Slide shaft adapter (2) into OEM fine current control knob (1) and tighten set screw.

  12.  Screw fine current control knob (1) and shaft adapter (2) onto the clutch assembly (3-9), then set the clockwise and counterclockwise rotation stops with the jam nut (3)

  13. Set the slip clutch with the locknut (4) and set for a slight drag 

  14. Mount receiver (24) in your preferred place, allow line of sight (preferable) for the antennae; you can mount this with Velcro (23a-b), screws, magnets, or even zip ties

  15. Wire the motor (15) to the receiver (24) with the blue wires (20a-b), connect spades (21a-b), then wire the black wire(25) to 12 volt – ground. Wire the red wire (26) and the 3 amp fuse (27) to a 12 volt+ connection. This can be always on or switched; your preference

  16. Mount transmitter (22) with Velcro (23a-b); most stick it on the bottom inside edge of your welding hood

  17. Test rotation at this time you can switch the spade connects (21a-b) if you want to change it

  18. Check your wiring, make sure wires will not be pinched or rub, and have good connections. Be sure to allow clearance away from the rheostat as this gets hot enough to melt wire insulation.

  19. Replace hood on machine


Transmitter Notes:

  • Low Battery—at 2.1 volts, the LED will pulse on and off in one-second intervals (it will continue to operate at a reduced range)

  • Battery Type: CR032

  • Changing Battery: Open housing, remove and replace the battery. NOTE POLARITY!

  • Battery Life: Average 3 years at 50 operations per day.

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  1. Position the magnetically mounted gear motor assembly next to the fine current control dial and slip the round belt over it.

  2. Slide the gear motor assembly away from the dial till you have a slight tension on the belt.

  3. Tension the belt so the dial will not slip when the motor is turning but loose enough to manually adjust the dial by hand.

  4. Mount the radio receiver at a high point on your welding machine or rig, this unit is weatherproof.

  5. Wire the receiver to the 12-volt power supply on your machine, red wire with the fuse (pos), the black wire to ground (neg).

  6. Test the motor's rotation; if you want to switch rotation, reverse the blue wires on the receiver.

  7. Transmitter notes: at low battery, the blue led will dim; the battery type is a CR032.

  8. Changing battery: Remove screw, open housing, remove and replace the battery. NOTE POLARITY!

  9. Battery life: an average of three years at 50 operations per day.

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