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AlterG M300 Series Specifications
Operation Manual
Medical
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
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This manual covers operation procedures for the following AlterG
products:
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill M310
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill M320
NOTE: The following symbol is used throughout this manual to call
attention to Warnings, Cautions or operational procedures that may
directly affect the safe operation of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
Read and understand these instructions and statements before
operating the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
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Warning, Cautionary statement or operational
procedure that may directly affect the safe operation
of the treadmill.
Note: The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill has been tested to IEC
medical standards for electrical safety. It is a Class I, Type B device.
Type B Medical Equipment
RoHS compliant product
IEC 60601-1-1 compliant
IEC 60601-1-2 compliant
IP20
AlterG and Anti-Gravity Treadmill are registered trademarks in the US
by AlterG, Inc.
CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device for sale by or on the order
of a practitioner licensed by the State in which he/she practices.
European Authorized Representative:
Obelis s.a.
Bd. Général Wahis 53
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +(32) 2.732.59.54
Fax: +(32) 2.732.60.03
Email: mail@obelis.net
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Contents
USER RESPONSIBILITY ..................................................................... 7
AlterG CONTACT INFORMATION ...................................................... 9
INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR USE ................... 11
SAFETY INFORMATION, WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS ................. 13
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION ........................................................... 17
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BEGINNING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM . 17
SECTION 2: SETUP AND INSTALLATION ...................................... 19
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT.......................................................................... 19
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................... 19
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................... 19
TRANSPORTING YOUR TREADMILL .............................................................. 20
SECTION 3: PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION ..................................... 21
PHYSICS & TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE ALTERG........................................ 21
DIFFERENTIAL AIR-PRESSURE (DAP) TECHNOLOGY .................... 21
PRESSURE REGULATION SYSTEM ................................................... 22
AIR SEAL SHORTS............................................................................... 22
SECTION 4: OPERATING THE ALTERG ......................................... 23
POWERING UP ..................................................................................... 23
STEPPING INTO THE ALTERG ........................................................... 24
Figure 4. Cockpit in the Lowered Position ............................................. 24
ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT OF THE COCKPIT .................................... 25
OPERATING THE TREADMILL AND UNWEIGHTING SYSTEM ......... 29
STEPPING OUT OF THE TREADMILL................................................. 32
HEART RATE MONITORING................................................................ 33
SECTION 5: LABELS, LOCATIONS, INTERPRETATION ................ 35
SECTION 6: ALTERG MAINTENANCE ............................................ 39
GENERAL CLEANING AND INSPECTION ........................................... 39
CLEANING THE WINDOWS ................................................................. 41
SHORTS ................................................................................................ 42
FABRIC ENCLOSURE MAINTENANCE ............................................... 42
REMOVAL OF THE FABRIC ENCLOSURE ......................................... 42
ADJUSTING TREADBELT TRACKING ................................................. 44
ADJUSTING TREADBELT TENSION ................................................... 46
ADJUSTING DRIVE BELT TENSION ................................................... 46
MOTOR BRUSH INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT ................................. 47
APPENDICES .................................................................................... 51
APPENDIX A: ALTERG SPECIFICATIONS ...................................... 53
APPENDIX B: OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES................................ 55
APPENDIX C: TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................... 57
APPENDIX D: EMC STATEMENT..................................................... 59
APPENDIX E: USER/READER COMMENT FORM........................... 65
APPENDIX F: WARRANTY INFORMATION ..................................... 67
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USER RESPONSIBILITY
This Product will perform as described in this Operator’s Manual and
by accompanying labels and/or inserts, when it is assembled,
operated, maintained and repaired in accordance with the instructions
provided. This Product must be checked periodically as described in
this manual. A defective Product should not be used. Parts that are
broken, missing, plainly worn, distorted or contaminated should be
replaced immediately. Should such repair or replacement become
necessary, it is recommended that a telephone or written request for
service advice be made to AlterG Inc. (contact information is available
on page 7 of this manual). This Product or any of its parts should not
be repaired other than in accordance with instructions provided by
AlterG Inc. authorized representatives or by AlterG Inc. trained
personnel. The Product must not be altered without the prior written
approval of the AlterG Inc. Quality Assurance Department.
The user of this Product shall bear the sole responsibility for any
malfunction which results from improper use, faulty maintenance,
improper repair, damage, or alteration by anyone other than an AlterG
Inc. authorized representatives.
Any unauthorized maintenance, repairs or equipment modification
activities may void the AlterG Product Warranty
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AlterG CONTACT INFORMATION
AlterG Inc. welcomes your inquiries and comments. Professional staff,
including physiologists, applications engineers, and customer support
specialists are available to assist you with any questions you may have
regarding your AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill system.
AlterG Headquarters:
AlterG Address:
Telephone:
AlterG URL
48438 Milmont Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
510-270-5900
www.alter-g.com
Service and Support:
AlterG Address:
Telephone:
Email address:
48438 Milmont Drive
Fremont, CA 94538
510-270-5369
support@alter-g.com
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INDICATIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR
USE
Indications for Use
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Aerobic conditioning
Weight control and reduction
Sport specific conditioning programs
Gait training in neurologic patients
Strengthening and conditioning in older patients
Rehabilitation following injury or surgery of the lower extremity
Rehabilitation following injury or surgery of the hip, knee, ankle
or foot.
Rehabilitation after total joint replacement
Precautions for Use
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Cardiovascular disease or respiratory compromise resulting in
limited exercise tolerance
Contraindications for Use
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Unstable fracture
Cardiovascular hypotension
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SAFETY INFORMATION, WARNINGS AND
CAUTIONS
Before using the AlterG please familiarize yourself with this manual so
that you may operate the AlterG in a safe and effective manner.
Instructions may be found throughout this manual, on the control
console and on labels applied to the machine. We want your
experience with the AlterG to be safe and enjoyable, so please make
sure you read and understand this entire manual before operating your
system.
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DANGER: Imminently hazardous situation to be avoided
that will result in serious injury or death.
DO NOT modify the plug provided with the treadmill. The AlterG
requires a 20A 220 VAC outlet protected by a 20 amp circuit
breaker. The AlterG comes equipped with a 6-20P NEMA plug.
If the provided plug will not fit in the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
Do not use any electrical adapters. To do so could result in an
electrical shock hazard.
Do not operate the AlterG in wet or damp environments.
Do not operate the heart rate monitor transmitter in conjunction
with an electrical heart Pacemaker or similar device. The
transmitter may cause electrical disturbances, which can
interfere with pacemaker function.
Always unplug the AlterG before cleaning or servicing.
Do not soak any part of the AlterG with liquid during cleaning;
use a sprayer or damp cloth. Keep all liquids away from electric
components. Always unplug the machine before cleaning and
maintenance.
Only an authorized technician should service the system.
Do not place any liquids on any part of the AlterG.
Do not unplug or alter any of the internal wiring on the machine
after installation.
Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used.
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WARNING: Potentially hazardous situation to be
avoided that could result in serious injury or death.
Consult with your physician before beginning any exercise
program. This is particularly true if you have any of the
following: history of heart disease, high blood pressure,
diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, elevated cholesterol, if
you smoke cigarettes, or have any other chronic disease or
physical impairment.
If you experience dizziness, chest pains, nausea or any other
abnormal symptoms while using the treadmill stop immediately.
Consult a physician before continuing.
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CAUTION: Potentially hazardous situation to be avoided
that may result in minor or moderate injury.
Consult a qualified electrician before using any extension cords.
Long extension cords cause a voltage drop to the machine,
which may cause it to operate improperly
ALWAYS USE THE EMERGENCY SAFETY LANYARD
SUPPLIED WITH THE ALTERG! It should be fully attached to
the user’s clothing. This is very important for your safety in case
you fall during your workout.
The AlterG treadmill belt operates like any other conventional
treadmill belt. If the patient’s Base of Support (BOS) is outside
of their Center of Gravity (COG), the belt can slide slowly
forward or backward. This can be alleviated easily by instructing
the user to properly position their BOS. Care should be taken
when entering, exiting, and standing in the cockpit.
Read and understand all instructions before using the AlterG.
Read about, understand and test the emergency stop feature.
Never leave children unsupervised around the AlterG.
Inspect the AlterG for worn or loose components prior to use.
Tighten/replace any worn or loose components or bolts prior to
use.
Pregnant women or women who may be pregnant should
consult their physician before using the AlterG.
The AlterG must be used under the supervision of a properly
trained operator. At no time should a user of the machine
exercise without appropriate supervision; even if having been
previously trained in the proper operation of the device.
Set up and operate the AlterG on a solid, level surface.
Keep all loose clothing and towels away from the treadmill
running surface. DO NOT store anything (like shorts) inside the
bag.
Prior to beginning a workout, check to make sure there is no
debris inside the AlterG.
Always keep the running surface clean.
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Keep the area around the treadmill clear. Make sure you leave
at least 2 feet on either side of the AlterG to accommodate bag
expansion during inflation.
Keep hands away from the bag and frame structure during
inflation to avoid pinching.
Keep hands away from all moving parts.
Wear proper athletic shoes, such as those with rubber or hightraction soles. Do not use shoes with heels or leather soles.
Make sure no stones or sharp objects are embedded in the
soles.
As with any treadmill workout, include a cool-down phase at the
end of your exercise session. Return to full body weight and
exercise moderately before stopping. Avoid abruptly ending or
pausing your workout while at reduced body weight or high
speed.
The safety and integrity of the machine can only be maintained
when the AlterG is regularly examined for damage and wear
and is properly repaired. It is the sole responsibility of the
user/owner or facility operator to ensure that regular
maintenance is performed. Worn or damaged components must
be replaced immediately and the AlterG removed from service
until the repair is made. Only manufacturer supplied or
approved parts should be used to maintain and repair the
AlterG.
The Strataglass windows on your AlterG unit require
conditioning to prevent premature cracking. After each workout,
please lock the cockpit at position 15 (highest setting).
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SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BEGINNING AN
EXERCISE PROGRAM
CONSULT A PHYSICIAN
Anyone considering an exercise program or an increase in activity
should consult a physician. If you have cardiovascular disease or there
is a history of such disease in your family, are overweight or are not
currently involved in an exercise program, it is highly recommended
that you follow the guidance of your physician before and during an
exercise program or any other increase in physical activity.
CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL FITNESS TRAINER
In addition to following the recommendations of a physician it is
advisable to consult a professional fitness instructor or personal trainer
to develop an overall fitness evaluation/wellness program that is
tailored to your particular needs.
UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WARMING UP AND COOLING
DOWN
It is important to gradually “warm up” and “cool down” prior to and at
the end of each work out, respectively. Always try to incorporate a
series of basic stretches before and after each workout. Stretching
encourages the necessary flexibility to help prevent sore muscles and
injury during daily activities. Do not abruptly end your exercise session
on the AlterG. Always restore your full body weight slowly and include
a few minutes of walking at full body weight and low intensity before
stopping your exercise session.
HOW OFTEN AND FOR HOW LONG SHOULD YOU EXERCISE?
The American College of Sports Medicine recommends a frequency of
3 to 5 days per week for a duration of 20 to 60 minutes, dependent on
the intensity of the exercise session.1 The United States Department
of Agriculture suggests that physical activity should be moderate or
vigorous and add up to at least 30 minutes a day. The USDA defines
moderate as walking briskly at about 3.5 miles per hour while vigorous
activity is running or jogging at 5 miles per hour.2 These are general
guidelines; you should determine what is appropriate for you with the
help of your physician.
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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Volume 30 (6) pages 975-991, 1998
http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/ physical_activity.html
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SECTION 2: SETUP AND INSTALLATION
An AlterG qualified technician will install the AlterG Anti-Gravity
Treadmill after delivery. Please make sure that you inspect the AlterG
upon delivery for any damage that may have occurred during
transportation. Take pictures and immediately report any damage to
the shipping company and AlterG. When you sign for the shipment of
your AlterG, you are taking responsibility for any damage that may
occur before installation.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT
The recommended electrical outlet/power source for the AlterG AntiGravity Treadmill is a 20 ampere, 220VAC @ 60 Hz dedicated circuit
with ground. The plug supplied with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
is designated by the NEMA configuration system as 6-20P. The
corresponding receptacle for the plug is a NEMA 6-20R.
International systems are shipped without a plug on the power cord.
An appropriate plug for the country and facility in question should be
wired as follows:
Black Conductor: Line
Black Conductor: Line
Green/Yellow Conductor: Ground
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
The AlterG must be grounded electrically. If there is an electrical
malfunction, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric
current to reduce the risk of electric shock. The AlterG is equipped
with a power cord with a grounded plug (domestic systems). This plug
must be plugged into an appropriate receptacle (NEMA 6-20R) that is
properly installed and grounded in accordance with the current
National Electrical Code as well as all local codes and ordinances. If
you are at all unsure of these requirements, contact AlterG for
clarification.
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
The AlterG is 38 inches wide and 84 inches long. It weighs
approximately 750 pounds. It needs to be placed on a structurally
sound surface. If it is used above ground level it is advisable to place it
near the corner of the room or where the floor will be strongest to
ensure maximum support during high-speed, high-impact use. The
surface should be level to ensure minimal flexing of the AlterG frame.
It is recommended that the AlterG be placed on a rubber mat or
padded indoor/outdoor style carpet. The front of the AlterG needs to be
within 10 ft (3.05 meters) of the proper electrical outlet. Check with a
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qualified electrician or AlterG if you plan on extending the cord in any
way. Make sure you leave at least 24 inches on either side of the
AlterG to allow the bag to expand during inflation. Allow 40 inches
behind the AlterG to accommodate a user getting in and out of the
AlterG system safely.
We recommend an area at least 12 feet (3.66 meters) long by 8 feet
(2.44 meters) wide to provide adequate space for operation and user
access. Also check ceiling height to ensure users won’t hit their
heads. The treadmill surface is approximately 8” (20 cm) off the floor
when level and can be higher when the subject is running on a grade.
An 8 foot (2.44 meter) ceiling may be too low for taller users.
TRANSPORTING YOUR TREADMILL
Contact AlterG if you plan on moving your treadmill. Damage
sustained by improperly moving the AlterG will not be covered by your
warranty.
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SECTION 3: PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION
AlterG’s technology was originally conceived as part of an effort to help
NASA’s astronauts maintain fitness during prolonged space flight.
AlterG pioneered the concept of combining this technology with an
advanced pressure regulation system and treadmill into a machine that
provides the most effective and comfortable body weight support
system available today.
PHYSICS & TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE ALTERG
Figure 1. Diagrammatic Representation of Lifting Force
DIFFERENTIAL AIR-PRESSURE (DAP) TECHNOLOGY
The physical lifting force generated by the AlterG comes from a
difference in air pressure around the user’s upper and lower body.
AlterG uses this methodology, known as Differential Air Pressure
(DAP) technology to unweight the user.
An inflatable fabric enclosure covers the treadmill. In the middle of the
enclosure is a hole through which the user steps onto the surface of
the treadmill. The user wears a special pair of shorts, and these shorts
are zipped into the hole in the enclosure. A blower is used to inflate
the enclosure. The pressure generated in the inflated enclosure
provides a lifting force against the body. Because the pressure is only
slightly above atmospheric and evenly distributed, the force on the
lower body is almost imperceptible. The AlterG provides a level of
comfort while exercising unmatched by other unweighting systems.
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PRESSURE REGULATION SYSTEM
AlterG has developed an advanced and very sophisticated pressure
regulation system that ensures the AlterG has extremely accurate
weight control with good reproducibility between sessions. When you
run in the AlterG, the natural bouncing motion of your body changes
the shape and volume of the bag. This effect would change the interior
pressure of the bag and your effective exercise weight if it were not for
the pressure regulation system in the AlterG that monitors and reacts
to these changes. This technology makes rapid adjustments to the
bag pressure, maintaining the pressure in the bag and your exercise
body weight at near constant levels.
AIR SEAL SHORTS
In order to seal users into the AlterG in a comfortable and convenient
manner, AlterG has designed a special pair of shorts. These create an
airtight environment around the lower body, and the zipper provides a
mechanism to quickly attach and detach from the enclosure. The
shorts are easy to take on and off and sealing with the machine is as
simple as zipping up a jacket. The shorts are similar to those worn by
many professional athletes for compression and support during training
activities.
Figure 2. AlterG Compression Shorts
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SECTION 4: OPERATING THE ALTERG
POWERING UP
The AlterG is turned on by
operating the switch located
on the front cover of the
system.
Note: Once the power
switch is turned on, wait
30 seconds before the
subject attempts to use
the AlterG. The system
requires 30 seconds to
run a series of diagnostic
tests. The weight control
display will show 0 or L
and the treadmill display
will be blank when the
system is ready to be
used.
Figure 3. Front power switch
PUTTING ON THE SHORTS
Your AlterG comes with dedicated shorts that ensure an airtight seal in
the fabric enclosure. Slip the shorts on in the same manner as a
conventional pair. The life of the shorts will be extended and they will
be easier to put on if you first remove your shoes.
Select a short size that is snug but not uncomfortable, and make
certain the tag is at your back and on the inside of the shorts. The
long tail of the zipper should be in front. It is advisable that you wear a
pair of running shorts or tights under the AlterG shorts.
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STEPPING INTO THE ALTERG
Lower the cockpit so it compresses the bag against the treadmill
surface (Figure 5). Push it all the way down for ease of entry. Enter
from the back and step into the opening in the fabric enclosure. It is
fine to step on the fabric as you enter, but make sure that you have no
rocks or sharp objects embedded in the soles of your shoes that could
mar or damage the bag.
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CAUTION: The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill belt operates
like any other conventional treadmill belt. If the patient’s
Base of Support (BOS) is outside of their Center of
Gravity (COG), the belt can slide slowly forward or
backward. This can be alleviated easily by instructing the
user to properly position their BOS.
Step over the cockpit and
through the opening in the
enclosure
Step on this surface to
enter
Figure 4. Cockpit in the Lowered Position
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ADJUSTING THE HEIGHT OF THE COCKPIT
The cockpit slides up and down on a bearing system and is counterweighted to make it easy to lift.
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CAUTION: Before lifting the cockpit, ensure that the
cockpit lock is in the open position, all the way to the left
side of its travel. If it is not fully unlocked, it may engage
in the lowest position as you lift. See Figure 6.
Cockpit lock in open position
Figure 5. Cockpit Lock in Open Position
Stand centered in the hole in the fabric enclosure facing forward with
both feet on the treadmill belt. Lower yourself by bending at the knees
and grasp the cockpit on either side. With a straight back and good
lifting technique, lift the cockpit to the appropriate height and engage
the lock by pulling the lock lever to the right. Do not force the lever.
You may have to “jiggle” the cockpit up and down slightly to get the
lock pins to engage. When fully enaged, the lock lever will be
positioned all the way to the right in the slot. See Figure 7.
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Cockpit lock in closed or locked
position
Figure 6. Cockpit Lock Fully Engaged
There is a range of heights at which the cockpit can be placed. For
greatest freedom of movement, place the tubing that comprises the
cockpit slightly below the greater trochanter of the femur. Figure 8
demonstrates this position.
Top surface of cockpit slightly
below greater trochanter
Figure 7. Cockpit Location Relative to Trochanter
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For more support and stability place the cockpit in a higher position.
Some users use the iliac crest as a reference point. Pull up on the
zipper sewn to the enclosure and align the zipper with the iliac crest as
shown in Figure 9.
Zipper at level of iliac crest
Figure 8. Adjustment of the Cockpit to Align the Zipper with the Iliac
Crest
You should never attempt to move the cockpit while the fabric
enclosure is inflating or when fully inflated. If you discover while you
are exercising that you need to reposition the cockpit, you will have to
stop the workout, re-adjust the height of the cockpit and start again.
ZIPPING INTO THE FABRIC ENCLOSURE
Once the cockpit is in place, zip yourself into the AlterG. The zipper
should be started at the front and center of your body and zipped
counter-clockwise all the way around until it returns to overlap in the
front. Make sure that the zipper is completely closed.
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USE OF THE SAFETY LANYARD
It is essential that you ALWAYS use the magnetic safety lanyard
supplied with the machine. Secure the clip all the way onto your
clothing and place the red magnet on the circular locator labeled
“Emergency Stop”.
The lanyard and magnet serve as a safety switch mechanism. If you
become uncomfortable during exercise you can pull or swipe the
lanyard to displace the magnet and stop the system. Should you fall
while exercising, the magnet will be pulled from the console and the
system will stop.
Clothing must be fully
inserted into the clip
Figure 9. Safety Lanyard and Magnet Location
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WARNING: NEVER attempt to defeat this critical
safety feature by attaching the lanyard to the
structure of the machine or anywhere else besides
your clothing.
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OPERATING THE TREADMILL AND UNWEIGHTING SYSTEM
Figure 11. Operating Console
All treadmill and pressure functions are controlled from the console.
Graphic icons and labels identify button locations and functions.
Buttons are touch sensitive and require light pressure to operate.
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Press START to
begin
Press PAUSE to
pause treadmill
Press STOP to
end exercise
LED’s display % of
your full body weight
Press + to increase
body weight
Press - to decrease
body weight
Figure 12. Left Side Console Controls
STEP 1: PREPARATION FOR EXERCISE.
Before pressing START, stand still on the surface of the treadmill belt.
Do not hold onto or support yourself on any part of the system
structure. The system weighs you prior to exercise and the treadmill
must support your full body weight.
STEP 2: BEGINNING THE EXERCISE SESSION.
Press START to begin the exercise session. The AlterG will proceed
with a calibration routine that allows the system to determine the
relationship between enclosure pressure and your body weight.
During this routine the display will say CAL and the single green LED
next to the word Calibrating will light. You will feel the pressure in the
bag change as the system calibrates. It is best to cross your arms
while the routine runs to avoid touching any part of the structure and
ruining the calibration.
The READY LED will light at the end of the calibration routine. The
Weight Control display will now read 100%, indicating you are at full
body weight on the surface of the treadmill. Power will be applied to
the treadmill and its’ displays will light and the buttons will become
functional.
STEP 3: ADJUST YOU BODY WEIGHT.
Adjust your body weight with the + and – button controls. Pressing –
decreases your body weight, pressing + increases your body weight.
Your body weight is displayed as a percentage of your full body weight.
You can adjust your body weight at anytime during your exercise
session.
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CAUTION: At 40% body weight and lower, you can
become unstable if you jump or perform any other
activity besides walking or running. Reduce your body
weight percentage slowly so you can become
accustomed to the new sensation and adjust your gait
mechanics accordingly.
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Data display
LED indicates current
display
Speed display
Press + to
increase, - to
decrease speed
Select
display
Press for reverse
walking, LED lights
Figure 13. Right side console controls
Press + to
increase, - to
decrease grade
STEP 4: SELECT TREADMILL DIRECTION
When the treadmill turns on, it is programmed for forward ambulation.
Press the REVERSE button to walk backwards. The green LED next
to the button will light when the treadmill is programmed for reverse.
STEP 5. ADJUST TREADMILL SPEED.
Speed is incremented and decremented by pressing the + or – button
respectively. In the forward direction, speed will increase in .1mph (.16
km/hr) increments for each button push. When the treadmill is
programmed in reverse, speed will increase in .1 mph (.16 km/hr)
increments up to a maximum of 3 mph (4.8 km/hr). Holding either
button down for more than 2 seconds causes the speed to increment
or decrement at a faster rate.
Note: For speeds above a value of 10 (for both mph and kph) the
speed display alternates between the integer and fractional speed
setting.
STEP 6: ADJUST TREADMILL GRADE
Press the + button to increase grade, press the – button to decrease
grade. Holding the button down for more than 2 seconds will cause
grade to change at a more rapid rate.
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Note: Treadmill grade cannot be adjusted greater than 5% if
speed is set for less than .5 mph (.8 km/hr).
STEP 7: ENDING THE EXERCISE SESSION
Return the treadmill to 0% incline before stopping your session.
Press the STOP button to end exercise. The treadmill will run through
a shutdown routine and the pressure will be released from the inflated
enclosure. All exercise information will be cleared from the display.
FUNCTION OF THE PAUSE BUTTON
Press the PAUSE button to place the treadmill in the pause mode. The
treadbelt will stop but all statistical information will be preserved. Body
weight support is maintained while in the pause mode. Press the
PAUSE button again to resume exercise.
FUNCTION OF THE DISPLAY BUTTON
Press DISPLAY to choose a different statistic to be displayed. Each
button push causes the display to proceed to the next exercise
variable. The green LED will light next to the variable being displayed.
The following statistics are available for display:
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Time
Distance
Incline %
Calories burned (an estimate at 100% BW and 0% grade)
Heart Rate
Pace (minutes/mile)
If the DISPLAY button is held down for more than 2 seconds,
the display will cycle through the data continuously. A second
press will stop the cycling.
STEPPING OUT OF THE TREADMILL
Wait for the treadbelt to stop and the enclosure to fully deflate before
exiting the system. Unzip your shorts and pull the top “skirt” of the
shorts from under the enclosure lip. Open the cockpit lock to
disengage it from its locked position. Lower the cockpit onto the
surface of the treadbelt and exit to the rear of the system.
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HEART RATE MONITORING
HEART RATE MONITOR
The AlterG display is designed to receive a user’s heart rate in
conjunction with the use of a Polar® (Chest Strap) Heart Rate
Monitor.3 Polar chest straps can be purchased at most popular
sporting goods stores or online. In order for the screen to correctly
display a user’s heart rate, the receiver within the display must obtain a
stable heart rate signal from the Polar transmitter. The Polar Heart
Rate System consists of two main elements: 1) the sensor/transmitter
and the receiver within the AlterG display.
HOW TO WEAR THE CHEST STRAP TRANSMITTER
The Sensor/Transmitter is worn just below the chest and at the top of
the abdomen, directly on bare skin (not over clothing). The transmitter
should be centered below the pectoral muscles. Once the strap is
secured, pull it away from the chest by stretching the band, and
moisten the conductive electrode strips with plain water. The
transmitter operates automatically while you are wearing it; it does not
operate while it is disconnected from your body. However, as moisture
may activate the transmitter and salt buildup from sweat can be a
problem, rinse the transmitter with water and wipe it dry after use. The
chest band is washable. After you have detached the transmitter, wash
the band in warm water using mild soap and rinse thoroughly in clean
water.
THE RECEIVER
You must be within two and a half feet of the receiver in order for the
signal to be received. Please take note that your transmitter may
fluctuate erratically if you are too close to other Polar equipment.
Maintain at least a three-foot distance between other Polar units.
NOTE: Erratic heart rate reception may occur if the Polar Monitor is
too close in proximity to strong sources of electromagnetic radiation,
such as television sets, Personal Computers, electric motors and some
other types of fitness equipment. Only one transmitter should be used
inside the range of any one receiver as the receiver may pick up
several signals simultaneously, causing an inaccurate readout.
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SECTION 5: LABELS, LOCATIONS,
INTERPRETATION
Read and understand the labels on the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
The labels provide information on the operation of the system and
should be followed for a safe and enjoyable exercise experience.
Should any of the labels become damaged and unreadable,
immediately contact AlterG for replacements.
The location of the labels is indicated in Figure 14. Refer to the
diagram to locate the label being described.
Figure 14. Label Locations
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3
2
1
5 &6
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Label #1. This label is located on areas of the
Anti-Gravity Treadmill frame that present a
pinch hazard. Hands or any other part of the
body should not be placed in these areas
during operation of the system.
Label #2. This label is located within the
structure of the Anti-Gravity Treadmill and
indicates a high voltage is present in that
location. If you see this label, do not get close
to or disassemble any of the components to
which it is attached. The high voltage can
cause serious injury or death. Only a qualified
AlterG Service Technician should attempt any
repairs in these areas.
Label #3. This label is located on the front of the cockpit structure.
You must be in good health
to exercise on the AlterG.
Consult with your physician
before beginning an
exercise program. If you
experience discomfort or
unusual symptoms while
exercising on the system,
stop immediately and
consult your physician
before resuming your exercise program. You must be trained in the
proper use of the machine and its safety features prior to exercising.
Always use the safety lanyard.
Read and understand the Operator’s Manual before using the AlterG
Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
Lock the cockpit in place by moving the locking lever from left to right.
Make sure the lever is all the way to the right prior to operating the
system.
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Label #4: The emergency
stop label indicates where
you should place the
emergency stop magnet prior
to exercising. In use, if any
sort of emergency should arise, a tug on the attached lanyard will
displace the magnet and stop the treadmill. The label is located on the
front of the cockpit structure.
Label #5: This label is
located at the front of the
treadmill on the base
frame. AlterG
manufactures the AlterG
Anti-Gravity Treadmill in
its facilities in Fremont,
California, USA.
Label #6. Located at
the front of the treadmill
on the base frame,
AlterG’s representative
in Europe is Obelis s.a.
European Authorized Representative:
Obelis s.a.
Bd. Général Wahis 53
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +(32) 2.732.59.54
Fax: +(32) 2.732.60.03
Email: mail@obelis.net
Label #6:
This label is located on
the back of the cockpit
carriage between the
stanchions. The AlterG
Anti-Gravity Treadmill is
a prescription device in the United States.
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SECTION 6: ALTERG MAINTENANCE
In order to ensure the safe operation and longevity of your AlterG AntiGravity Treadmill periodic maintenance should be performed. For the
more complex tasks AlterG recommends that you employ the
services of a qualified technician.
!
WARNING: Make sure the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
is turned off and unplugged before performing any of
the maintenance detailed below.
GENERAL CLEANING AND INSPECTION
Periodic cleaning and inspection will help lengthen the life of your
treadmill and keep it looking good. The biggest contributor to the
failure of the machine will be dirt and debris accumulation inside the
treadmill. To prevent this, ensure users always wear clean shoes
while they exercise. Since it is a sealed system, the presence of dirt
and debris greatly reduces the longevity of the product.
Keeping the system clean will also make it easier to spot any problems
that might not otherwise be found until it is too late. Below is a general
guideline on cleaning and maintenance intervals. If the treadmill is in a
dirty environment or under heavy use, cleaning and inspection
intervals should occur more frequently. Do not use abrasive brushes or
cleaners, as they will mar and scratch the paint and plastic surfaces.
Also, do not soak any surface with a liquid, as the electronics can be
damaged or when wet may, pose an electrical hazard.
DAILY:
1. Inspect the interior of the fabric enclosure for any loose debris
and remove.
2. Check for abnormal operation.
Ensure that there are no unusual performance characteristics
such as:
- Unusual sounds (from the treadmill, air blower, or
fabric enclosure such as hissing or air leaks).
- Unusual sights, or smells that appear out of the
ordinary.
- Any operational characteristics that have changed
such as reduced speed of treadmill or erratic or low
fabric enclosure pressure (Note that low fabric
enclosure pressure can be a cause of a miscalibration so ensure that you have properly followed
the calibration steps before you determine there is a
pressurization problem).
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WEEKLY:
1. Check overall condition of the treadmill.
2. Inspect the fabric enclosure for tears or leaks.
3. Wipe down exterior surfaces with a damp cloth. A mild soap
solution can be used. IMAR™4 Strataglass Cleaner is
recommended for cleaning the clear windows.
4. Clean the control console with a mild soap solution to remove
grime.
5. Vacuum the interior of the fabric enclosure through the access
hole in the top. You can position the cockpit in the highest
position and crawl inside for better access. Vacuum or wipe
down the deck area between treadbelt and frame.
6. Check shorts for rips or holes.
MONTHLY:
Perform weekly maintenance items and in addition do the following:
1. Unplug the M300. Let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Remove the front third of the base of the bag. Take off the
motor cover and vacuum the inside of the motor area being very
careful to avoid touching sensitive electronics.
3. Clean the rear treadmill mounts
 Remove bag from rear third of treadmill
 Lift rear of treadmill a few inches so the treadmill rear feet
clear the retaining cups
 Reposition treadmill left to expose right load-cell cup
 Vacuum debris from inside of cup and the base board
 Repeat process moving treadmill to right side exposing the
left cup
 Vacuum debris from left cup and base board
4. Feel the surface of the deck under the treadbelt. It should feel
slick and slightly moist with lubricant. If there is debris
accumulation or if it is dry or tacky perform the following:
 Wipe the deck and underside of the treadbelt with a clean
towel. Rotate the belt to expose the remaining section and
wipe again.
 Apply one 1 ounce packet of SlipCoat5 under the treadbelt.
Walk for one minute on the treadmill at a low speed to
disperse the lubricant. SlipCoat is very slippery. If you get it
on the top surface of the belt or railings, clean with rubbing
alcohol and a sponge.
SlipCoat may be found online or you can order directly from
AlterG.
5. Check drive belt tension.
6. Check tread belt tension.
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5
IMAR is a trademark of IMAR Products, LLC. Manassas, VA.
SlipCoat is a product of Landice Inc., Randolph, New Jersey.
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SEMI-ANNUALLY:
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Check motor brushes for wear. Dress commutator with stone if
needed.
ANNUALLY:
Note: AlterG recommends that you have a qualified
technician perform the annual maintenance.
1. Perform the following procedures annually:
- Inspect all nuts and bolts. Tighten any that are loose.
- Remove the bag and thoroughly vacuum under and
around the treadmill.
- Clean the running surface, if necessary use a bristle
brush to remove heavy grime.
- Check and adjust treadbelt alignment if needed.
- Wipe down the treadmill deck under the treadbelt.
- Lubricate the treadmill deck with SlipCoat.
- Vacuum under the treadmill motor cover.
- Adjust the drive belt tension. Replace the belt if worn or
damaged.
- Inspect the treadmill motor brushes and replace if worn
below 3/8 inch. Dress the commutator if needed.
SEASONALLY:
1. In autumn & winter the drier climate in many regions of the
country may cause a static charge build-up to occur when the
treadmill is used. Spray the running surface with a staticide
spray to prevent static shock to treadmill users and to prevent
interference with the treadmill’s electronic systems. A worn out
treadbelt can also contribute to a static problem. Examine the
belt for excessive wear and replace if necessary.
CLEANING THE WINDOWS
The windows on your AlterG are made of Strataglass™6. Special care
must be taken to ensure they remain clean and clear. Strataglass
recommends the use of IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner for
general cleaning. Other cleaning products may dull the clear finish.
You should do this cleaning regularly (about once a week, depending
on usage).
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Once annually, apply IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish. A coat of
polish protects against pollutants and will help to keep the Strataglass
clear and flexible. Both products are available from AlterG.
SHORTS
Always remove your shoes when getting in and out of the shorts if at
all possible. Keeping your shoes on while putting on the shorts creates
a great deal of stress on their seams and WILL SIGNIFICANTLY
REDUCE THE LIFE OF YOUR SHORTS.
Wash the shorts frequently to keep them sanitary. HAND WASH OR
USE A GENTLE WASH CYCLE WITH COLD WATER AND LET AIR
DRY. DO NOT PUT SHORTS IN THE DRYER!
Lubricate the zipper on the shorts as needed. Zip Care™7 is a readily
available product designed for this application and is available online
or from AlterG.
If any part of the shorts wear out (wire, seams, etc.) discontinue use.
FABRIC ENCLOSURE MAINTENANCE
Check the fabric enclosure for any leaks and note any large abnormal
hissing sounds. A small leak at the corners of the base or through the
shorts and zipper is normal. If these or other leaks start affecting the
maximum pressure capabilities of the AlterG system, contact AlterG for
troubleshooting and support.
Lubricate the zipper on the fabric enclosure as needed.
The Strataglass windows on your AlterG unit require conditioning to
prevent premature cracking. After each workout, please lock the
cockpit at position 15 (highest setting).
REMOVAL OF THE FABRIC ENCLOSURE
You may find that many of the maintenance tasks are made easier if
the fabric enclosure is removed from the base of the system. The
enclosure has a hem sewn in the lower edge. The hem fits in a groove
in the base. A plastic rod is inserted through the hem and groove,
attaching the bag to the base. Use a blunt instrument to push the rod
a short distance out of the base. When an adequate length is
exposed, grab it and pull to remove completely. The rods in the front
and back of the system should be removed first followed by the sides.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Figure 15. Method of Enclosure Attachment to the Base
Groove
Base
Plastic rod
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NOTE: It is highly recommended that you employ the
services of a qualified technician to perform the
following maintenance tasks.
ADJUSTING TREADBELT TRACKING
The treadbelt should track in the center of the treadmill deck. If the
tracking needs adjustment, proceed in the following manner.
The treadbelt is tracked by means of two adjustment bolts (9/16"
wrench) located at the rear of treadmill (See Figure 16 on the following
page). By tightening the "close" side and loosing the opposite (same
amount), you can change position of rear roller without changing
overall tension. Adjustments should be made with the treadmill
running, and should be made in 1/4-turn increments. Allow at least 30
seconds for the treadbelt to stabilize between each adjustment.
Turning the treadmill on:
To operate the treadmill independently of the system, the unit must be
in the diagnostic operating mode. To place the system in the
diagnostic mode perform the following:
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Turn the system on with the power switch on the front.
Wait 30 seconds for the system to go through its startup routine.
Simultaneously press the %Weight + and – keys.
Press START. The treadmill display will be activated and the
treadmill can now be operated.
To return to the operational mode after adjustment perform the
following:
 Press STOP. Wait for the treadmill to cycle through its stop
routine.
 Simultaneously press the %Weight + and – keys.
 The system is now in operational mode.
For example, if the treadbelt is tracking to the right:
 Turn treadmill on, and bring speed up to 6.0 mph.
 Using a 9/16" wrench, tighten the right-hand adjustment bolt 1/4
turn.
 Loosen the left-hand adjustment bolt 1/4" turn.
 Let the treadbelt stabilize (rotate for 30 seconds) and readjust if
necessary.
 Return the system to the operational mode.
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Figure 16. Adjusting the Treadbelt Tracking or Tension
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ADJUSTING TREADBELT TENSION
The need for tensioning is indicated by uneven belt speed and may be
sensed by sudden stopping of the treadbelt when walking or running.
The same adjustment bolts used for tracking also tension the treadbelt.
To tighten the treadbelt, turn both adjustment bolts (clockwise) exactly
the same amount. Failure to turn them equally will effect belt tracking.
Before tightening the treadbelt, be certain your drive belt is not loose
(see DRIVE BELT TENSION below). DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN THE
TREADBELT. If you can't reach the palm of your hand under the
center of the treadbelt, THE TREADBELT IS TOO TIGHT.
ADJUSTING DRIVE BELT TENSION
UNPLUG THE TREADMILL before performing this adjustment.
The drive belt is tensioned by a nut (7/16" wrench) located under the
motor pan which threads to a tensioning hook attached to the drive
motor mounting bracket. By turning the nut clockwise, you will tighten
the tensioning hook, pulling down the drive motor mounting bracket
and tightening the drive belt. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. If you over
tighten the belt you may snap the motor shaft. To gauge tension,
pinch the drive belt midway between the drive motor and the front drive
roller using your fore-finger and thumb. Attempt to twist the belt. Ideal
tension will allow you to twist the drive belt 45 degrees, if you cannot
twist the drive belt at least 45 degrees, THE DRIVE BELT IS TOO
TIGHT!
Figure 17. Checking Drive Belt Tension
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Figure 18. Tensioning Hook for Adjusting Drive Belt
MOTOR BRUSH INSPECTION/REPLACEMENT
UNPLUG THE TREADMILL before checking the motor brushes.
Move the motor control board out of the way. Remove the two screws
holding the motor control board to the motor pan and move the board
forward to provide better clearance for working. Do not unplug the
board from any of the electronic cables.
Figure 19. Detach and Move the Motor Control Board.
Motor control
board
Brush caps
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Remove the motor brush caps on either side of the motor.
Figure 20. Removing the Motor Brush Cover
Remove the motor brushes and inspect them. Pressing down on the
tab above the brush will release it from its holder. They should be
replaced if 3/8 inch or less in length.
Figure 21. Releasing the Brush from the Holder
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Figure 22. Measuring the Length of the Motor Brush
The brush is connected to the motor with a spade connector. Use a
screwdriver blade or small needle nose pliers to slide the connector off
of its mating part.
Figure 23. Brush in Holder Showing Location of
Spade Connector
Brush
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When replacing the brush, make sure it slides with no resistance inside
the holder. If resistance is felt, dress the sides of the brush with emery
cloth or a small file until it slides freely.
Replace the brush holder by pushing it in place until it clicks.
Figure 24. Sliding the Brush Holder in Place
Inspect motor commutator for wear (black scoring present on copper
segments). Dress with emery cloth if scored.
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APPENDICES
A: Specifications
B: Options and Accessories
C: Troubleshooting
D: EMC Statement
E: User/Reader Comment Form
F: Warranty
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APPENDIX A: ALTERG SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL M310, M320
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Fits individuals from 4’8” (142 cm) to 6’4” (193 cm); 18.5” (47 cm) hip
width, 58” (147 cm) hip circumference.
PERFORMANCE
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User weight capacity: 400 pounds (181.4 kg)
Body Weight Range Adjustment:
o Up to 320 lbs (145.2 kg) 20% – 100% of user’s body weight
o >320 lbs (145.2 kg) 35% - 100% of user’s body weight
Running surface area:
20 inches (51 cm) wide
58 inches (147 cm) long
Speed range:
Forward M310 0 – 8 mph (12.9 km/hr) km, M320 0 – 12 mph (19.3
km/hr)
Reverse M310 no reverse function, M320 3 mph (4.8 km/hr)
Elevation: M310 0 - 5%, M320 0 - 15%
DIMENSIONS
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Length: 84 inches (213 cm)
Width: 38 inches (96.5 cm)
Height: 74 inches (188 cm)
Weight: 750 pounds (340 kg), approximately
Step-up height: 8” (20 cm)
RECOMMENDED ROOM DIMENSIONS
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Provide a footprint at least 12ft (3.66 meters) long by 8 ft (2.44
meters) wide for adequate spacing around the machine
A minimum 8 foot (2.44 meters) ceiling height is recommended
ELECTRICAL
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Power Requirements: 220 VAC 20A, 60 Hertz, NEMA 6-20R
receptacle
Locate the front right corner of the system within 8ft (2.4 meters) of
the electrical outlet.
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operating Conditions:
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Ambient Temperature: +50°F to +84°F (+10°C to +29°C)
Relative Humidity: 20 to 95%
Transportation & Storage Conditions:
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Temperature Range: +50°F to +120°F (+10°C to +49°C)
Relative Humidity: 20 to 95%
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APPENDIX B: OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES
AlterG Shorts Available in the following standard sizes: XS, S, M, L,
XL, XXL, XXXL.
Replacement Safety Magnet – The AlterG will not operate without the
safety magnet
Zip Care Zipper Lubricant – Prolong the life of your fabric enclosure
and zipper.
Strataglass Cleaner – Keep the viewing area clear with this special
cleaner.
SlipCoat – One ounce packets of lubricant made specifically for the
Landice Treadmill. Used as recommended will help prevent premature
failure due to friction and excessive wear.
Contact your AlterG Sales representative for pricing and ordering.
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APPENDIX C: TROUBLESHOOTING
In most cases any repairs to your AlterG system will need to be
completed by a member of the AlterG service team. There are
however, many things that you can do to troubleshoot problems before
a repair technician will be required.
REPAIRS
Contact AlterG for any repairs. Before doing so, please investigate
the following questions, so that we are able to help you as quickly as
possible.
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What is the serial number of the AlterG? This information can
be found on the label located on the front of the base frame.
What happened prior to the problem?
Did the problem happen unexpectedly or did it get
progressively worse over time?
If it is a noise problem, from where does the noise originate?
Was someone using the treadmill at the time the problem
occurred?
Explain any other symptoms that you feel are relevant.
Immediately after the problem, were there any diagnostic
codes displayed on the console LED displays?
DIAGNOSTIC CODES
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The M300 series Anti-Gravity Treadmill performs numerous
operational checks to ensure the system is working properly. If
the pressure control system or the treadmill is not operating
within specification, an error code will be displayed on either the
treadmill or %BW display.
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Error Codes displayed on the %BW display:
Code
E
Explanation
The safety magnet has been displaced.
L
The cockpit has not been locked prior to
START.
Over pressure error. The pressure is
higher than requested for a particular
degree of unweighting. Outflow from the
pressure control valve may be blocked or
the valve may not be operating correctly.
Under pressure error. The system is
unable to reach the requested pressure for
a particular degree of unweighting. There
may be a leak, the subject may be too
heavy, or the output of the blower may be
blocked.
OPR
UPR
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Action to be Taken
Place the safety magnet in proper location and
press START.
Ensure the cockpit is fully locked in position and
press START.
Press START. If the error persists call AlterG
Customer Support.
Check system for leaks. Press START. If error
persists call AlterG Customer Support.
Error Codes displayed on the %BW display (continued):
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Code
SCO
PRS
CE#
Explanation
The scale offset value is out of range. The
weighing scales or electronics may be
damaged. The system may have been
turned on with someone standing on the
treadmill.
The pressure offset value is out of range.
The pressure sensor may need
replacement.
Indicates an error during the calibration
process. The subject may be moving too
much, there may be an air leak or the
system may have been turned on with
someone standing on the treadmill.
Action to be Taken
Remove the subject from the system. Raise the
cockpit and cycle the power switch off-on. Wait 30
seconds before attempting to use the system
again. If error persists call AlterG Customer
Support.
Remove the subject from the system. Raise the
cockpit and cycle the power switch off-on. Wait 30
seconds before attempting to use the system
again. If error persists call AlterG Customer
Support.
Check for leaks. Instruct patient to stand still.
Press START. If error persists, remove the subject
from the system. Raise the cockpit and cycle the
power switch off-on. Wait 30 seconds before
attempting to use the system again. If error
persists call AlterG Customer Support.
Error codes displayed on the Treadmill display:
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Code
Explanation
Action to be taken
L5
Treadmill motor control board,
speed sensor or treadmill motor
may be bad.
The treadmill elevation motor
may need replacing, the elevation
function may need to be recalibrated or the elevation
potentiometer may be bad.
Call AlterG Customer Support
PO
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Call AlterG Customer Support
Write down any observed error codes prior to calling AlterG
Customer Support (510-270-5369).
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APPENDIX D: EMC STATEMENT
Warning:
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MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT needs special
precautions regarding EMC and needs to be installed and put
into service according to the EMC information provided in this
manual.
Portable and mobile RF communications equipment can affect
MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.
The use of accessories, transducers and cables other than
those specified by Alter-G Incorporated, may result in increased
EMISSIONS or decreased IMMUNITY of the EQUIPMENT.
This EQUIPMENT should not be used adjacent to or stacked
with other equipment and that if adjacent or stacked use is
necessary, the EQUIPMENT should be observed to verify
normal operation in the configuration in which it will be used.
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Table 201
Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – electromagnetic emissions
The EQUIPMENT is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment
specified below.
The customer or the user of the EQUIPMENT should assure that it is used in
such an environment.
Emissions Test
Compliance
RF emissions
Group 1
The EQUIPMENT uses
CISPR 11
RF energy only for its
internal function.
Therefore, its RF
emissions are very low
and are not likely to
cause any interference
in nearby electronic
equipment.
RF emissions
Class A
CISPR 11
Harmonic emissions
Class A
IEC 61000-3-2
Voltage Fluctuations/
Complies
Flicker emissions
The EQUIPMENT is suitable for use in all establishments other than domestic
and those directly connected to the public low-voltage power supply network
that supplies buildings used for domestic purposes.
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Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – electromagnetic immunity
The EQUIPMENT is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified
below. The customer or the user of the EQUIPMENT should assure that it is used in such
an environment.
Electromagnetic environment –
Immunity test
IEC 60601
Compliance
test level
level
guidance
Electrostatic
discharge
(ESD)
IEC 61000-4-2
±6 kV contact
±8 kV air
±6 kV contact
±8 kV air
Floors should be wood, concrete or
ceramic tile. If floors are covered
with synthetic material, the relative
humidity should be at least 30 %.
Electrical fast
transient/burst
IEC 61000-4-4
±2 kV for
power
supply lines
±1 kV for
input/output
lines
±1 kV
differential
mode
±2 kV common
mode
<5 % UT
(>95 % dip in
UT)
for 0,5 cycle
40 % UT
(60 % dip in
UT)
for 5 cycles
70 % UT
(30 % dip in
UT)
for 25 cycles
<5 % UT
(>95 % dip in
UT)
for 5 sec
3 A/m
±2 kV for power
supply lines
Not Applicable
Mains power quality should be that
of a typical commercial or hospital
environment.
±1 kV
differential
mode
±2 kV common
mode
<5 % UT
(>95 % dip in
UT)
for 0,5 cycle
40 % UT
(60 % dip in
UT)
for 5 cycles
70 % UT
(30 % dip in
UT)
for 25 cycles
<5 % UT
(>95 % dip in
UT)
for 5 sec
3 A/m
Mains power quality should be that
of a typical commercial or hospital
environment.
Surge
IEC 61000-4-5
Voltage dips,
short
interruptions
and
voltage
variations
on power
supply
input lines
IEC 61000-411
(50/60 Hz)
magnetic field
IEC 61000-4-8
Mains power quality should be that
of a typical commercial or hospital
environment. If the user of the
EQUIPMENT requires continued
operation during power mains
interruptions, it is recommended
that the EQUIPMENT be powered
from an uninterruptible power
supply or a battery.
Power frequency magnetic fields
should be at levels characteristic of
a typical location in a typical
commercial or hospital environment.
NOTE UT is the a.c. mains voltage prior to application of the test level.
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Guidance and manufacturer’s declaration – electromagnetic immunity
The EQUIPMENT is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the
user of the EQUIPMENT should assure that it is used in such an environment.
Compliance level
Electromagnetic environment –
Immunity test
IEC 60601
guidance
test level
Portable and mobile RF communications
equipment should be used no closer to any part
of the EQUIPMENT, including cables, than the
recommended separation distance calculated
from the equation applicable to the frequency
of the transmitter.
Recommended separation distance
Conducted RF
IEC 61000-4-6
3 Vrms
150 kHz to 80
MHz
3 Vrms
d = [3.5/V1]P
d = [3.5/E1]P 80 MHz to 800 MHz
Radiated RF
IEC 61000-4-3
3 V/m
3 V/m
80 MHz to 2,5
GHz
d = [7/E1]P 800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
where P is the maximum output power rating of
the transmitter in watts (W) according to the
transmitter manufacturer and d is the
recommended separation distance in metres
(m).
Field strengths from fixed RF transmitters, as
determined by an electromagnetic site surveya,
should be less than the compliance level in
each frequency range.b
Interference may occur in the vicinity of
equipment marked with the following symbol:
NOTE 1 At 80 MHz and 800 MHz, the higher frequency range applies.
NOTE 2 These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic propagation is affected by
absorption
and reflection from structures, objects and people.
a Field strengths from fixed transmitters, such as base stations for radio (cellular/cordless) telephones and
land
mobile radios, amateur radio, AM and FM radio broadcast and TV broadcast cannot be predicted theoretically
with accuracy. To assess the electromagnetic environment due to fixed RF transmitters, an electromagnetic
site
survey should be considered. If the measured field strength in the location in which the EQUIPMENT is used
exceeds the applicable RF compliance level above, the EQUIPMENT should be observed to verify normal
operation. If abnormal performance is observed, additional measures may be necessary, such as reorienting
or relocating the EQUIPMENT.
b
Over the frequency range 150 kHz to 80 MHz, field strengths should be less than 3 V/m.
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Recommended separation distances between
portable and mobile RF communications equipment and the EQUIPMENT
The EQUIPMENT is intended for use in an electromagnetic environment in
which radiated RF disturbances are controlled. The customer or the user of
the EQUIPMENT can help prevent electromagnetic interference
by maintaining a minimum distance between portable and mobile RF
communications equipment (transmitters) and the EQUIPMENT as
recommended below, according to the maximum output power of the
communications equipment.
Rated
Separation distance according to frequency of transmitter
maximum
m
output power
of transmitter
150 kHz to 80
80 MHz to 800 800 MHz to 2.5 GHz
W
MHz
MHz
d = [7/E1]P
d = [3.5/V1]P
d = [3.5/E1]P
0.12
0.37
1.17
3.69
11.67
0.01
0.12
0.23
0.1
0.37
0.74
1
1.17
2.33
10
3.69
7.39
100
11.67
23.33
For transmitters rated at a maximum output power not listed above, the
recommended separation distance d in meters (m) can be estimated using
the equation applicable to the frequency of the transmitter, where P is the
maximum output power rating of the transmitter in watts (W) according to the
transmitter manufacturer.
NOTE 1 At 80 MHz and 800 MHz, the separation distance for the higher
frequency range applies.
NOTE 2 These guidelines may not apply in all situations. Electromagnetic
propagation is affected by absorption and reflection from structures, objects
and people.
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APPENDIX F: WARRANTY INFORMATION
Your AlterG is covered by the following warranty:
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One year parts and labor for the entire machine.
AlterG warrants that all products and accessories will be free from
manufacturing defects according to the applications listed in this
manual. The warranty period commences on the original date of
purchase. This warranty is given only to the original purchaser. This
warranty does not cover damage or equipment failure resulting from
misuse, abuse, or failure to comply with electrical codes. Further, this
warranty shall not apply if there is any modification to the product or
accessories or if there is a failure to provide maintenance as outlined in
this Operation Manual.
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The buyer's remedy for breach of the expressed warranties contained
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repayment of the original purchase price. Provided, however, at
AlterG’s discretion, it may repair and replace the non-conforming
goods or parts. AlterG shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages. This Warranty is voided if non-AlterG parts or
service are used in repairs and maintenance.
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