Blickle had the ideal solution to meet this challenge: the ErgoMove 1000 electric drive system. The system has a load capacity of 1,000 kg and reduces the amount of force required to get equipment moving to a minimum. An integrated inversion brake helps with braking. ErgoMove also includes a steering support system. The system is controlled with an ergonomic handle which transfers the motions of the user to the drive castors.
Blickle’s experts tailored their solution to suit the service equipment of the Swiss company. The wheels needed to be able to bridge gaps of up to 60 mm so that they would not get stuck in the track. That’s why Blickle chose to fit twin wheel castors on Cromatech’s maintenance vehicles.
Blickle was also able to overcomes the challenges posed by the large number of inclines in the area. An easy-to-use locking system reliably locks equipment in place to prevent it rolling away on an incline. The integrated dead man’s brake is only unlocked if the system detects the user’s hands. The drive support system makes it easier to overcome inclines, while the inversion brake prevents runaway vehicles on slopes. Blickle and Cromatech used real world data to determine how steep these inclines could be in practice and configured the software of the ErgoMove system accordingly. The batteries used by the system are quick and easy to replace, minimising downtime.