The cockpit and its functions.
The cockpit of the ErgoMove® 2000 is available in two versions. The version with one rotary joystick is suited primarily for applications involving straight travel over long distances. In addition, the cockpit with two rotary joysticks offers the ability to easily manoeuvre heavy loads within even tight spaces. In the ErgoMove® 2000P variant, a plug&play version with ergonomic handle, integrated control and exchangeable batteries is also available.
Cockpit – versions
1 Simple operation
The ErgoMove® 2000 is operated with a rotary joystick. The operation of the rotary joystick determines the drive torque of the two driven fixed castors. Depending on the mode, the two castors are controlled synchronously or individually. The operating handles also feature integrated sensor-based hand detection for unlocking the electro-mechanical dead man’s brake.
2 Emergency stop
In hazardous situations, the electric drive system can be switched off by operating the easily visible and quickly accessible emergency stop. This activates the electromechanical dead man’s brake and brings the ErgoMove® 2000 to a standstill.
The horn of the ErgoMove® 2000 is connected to the control box by a 1.5 metre cable and can be freely positioned on the trolley. It makes an important contribution to the safety of goods transports and is therefore required for a valid CE declaration.
6 Mode “I” and “II”
Version with one rotary joystick:
Mode I: Forward, reverse 2 km/h
Mode II: Forward 4 km/h, reverse 2 km/h.
Version with two rotary joysticks:
Mode I: Both motors are controlled together (forward 4 km/h, reverse 2 km/h)
Mode II: Motors are controlled individually by the respective rotary joystick (forward, reverse 2 km/h).
7 Control box / battery
The control box contains the battery and control unit of the ErgoMove® 2000 and represents the connection between the driven wheels and the cockpit. The ErgoMove® 2000 is equipped with state-of-the-art rechargeable battery technology. At full capacity, the battery can make up to 500 starts with a load of 2,000 kg. The charge time is approximately four hours (90 percent of capacity).
9 Anti-trap protection
The anti-trap protection on the ErgoMove® 2000 is implemented with a pressure-sensitive mushroom button. If the button is pressed against the operator, the trolley will go back a little in the opposite direction.
Variant Cockpit ErgoMove 2000P
1 Intuitive control
The ergonomic handle with integrated power sensor detects the force applied by the operator in two dimensions: front / back, left / right. This force is converted into control signals to support the steering. This in turn provides simple and intuitive handling. The cockpit with two rotary joysticks controls the driven castors with the joysticks. On this version, the motors are controlled synchronously when operated with one hand and individually when operated with two hands.
2 Emergency release
If necessary, the key switch can be used to release the dead man’s brakes. This makes it possible to move the trolley without a power supply.
3 Battery level display (a) and replaceable batteries (b)
The battery unit uses standard replaceable batteries, which can be quickly replaced with a simple plug mechanism. In this way the permanent operation is guaranteed through replacement batteries.
4 Modes “Turtle” / “Hare”
Turtle mode forwards 2 km/h, reverse 2 km/h.
Hare mode forwards 4 km/h, reverse 2 km/h.
Both the power sensor and joystick versions come with a horn. This is integrated into the cockpit. It makes an important contribution to the safety of goods transports and is therefore required for a valid CE declaration.
6 Anti-trap protection
The anti-trap protection on the ergonomic handle with rotary joysticks is implemented with a pressure-sensitive mushroom button. If the button is pressed against the operator, the trolley will go back a little in the opposite direction. In case of the ergonomic handle with power sensor, the power sensor has the function of an anti-trap protection. The handle is capable of detecting very small levels of force (max. 28 N required at 1,000 kg).