CargoMaster A 142/310 - Manual Handling Solutions

Operator’s Manual
CargoMaster A 142/310
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Table of Contents
2. Introduction
3. Brief Survey
3.1 General Information
3.2 Functional Concept
3.3 Functional Sequence
3.4 Description A142
3.5 Description A310
4. Before Using the CargoMaster
4.1 Checking the Safety Brakes
5. Operating the CargoMaster
5.1 Safety Instructions
5.2 Parking Without a Load
5.3 Parking With a Load
5.4 Moving on Level Ground
5.5 Adjusting the Handlebars
5.6 Picking up Loads
5.7 Loading with the Adjustable Toe Plate (A 310 only)
5.8 Loading a Vehicle
5.9 Unloading a Vehicle
5.10 Climbing Upstairs
5.11 Climbing Downstairs
5.12 Adjustable climbing speed
6. Accessories
6.1 Horizontal Platform
6.2 Supporting Frame (only applicable to A310)
6.3 Portable Stairs
6.4 Spare Batteries
7. Maintenance
7.1 General Information
7.2 Changing the Electrical Fuses
7.3 Changing the Batteries
8. Lead Batteries
8.1 General Information
8.2 Charging the Lead Batteries
9. Problems and Solutions
10. Warranty and Liability
10.1 Warranty
10.2 Liability
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11. Appendix
Noise and Vibrations
Declaration of CE Conformity
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Introduction
Congratulations, you acquired a powerful and versatile machine to transport loads.
The CargoMaster will shortly be an indispensable help to you.
However, in order to transport heavy loads effortlessly upand downstairs, it is necessary to acquire a certain skill in
using the CargoMaster.
For this reason we ask you to read the operator’s manual
carefully and pay particular attention to all warning and safety instructions before using the CargoMaster for the first
time.
We further suggest that, in order to get used to this stairclimbing device, you practise handling it first without loads.
For safety reasons it is mandatory to observe strictly the
maximum limit for loads.
The warranty does not cover damage due to exceeding the maximum load or
to inappropriate handling, e.g.:
warped axles
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warped frames
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warped handlebars or grips
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3.1
Brief Survey
General Information
Everybody who sees the CargoMaster in action for the first
time is fascinated by its climbing mechanism.
Precisely those people who are technically inclined end up
shaking their heads as they try to understand how it works.
If one did not see the CargoMaster actually climb up- and
downstairs, one would reach the conclusion that this
couldn’t possibly work, and yet it does.
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3.2
The Functional Principle
The major focus lies at the axle (F) at the frame (A) of the
CargoMaster, around which the lifting levers (E) together
with the big wheels (C) rotate (see 3.3 “Functional Sequence”).
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F
E
C
D
FIGURE 1
The big wheels are not powered; instead they rotate freely
on the motor shaft. The small supporting wheels (B) are also
not powered but rotate freely.
The lifting levers are fixed to the motor shaft by means of
teeth. If the motor rotates, then the lifting levers inevitably
also rotate around the axis (D), which is both the axis of the
motor shaft as well as of the not powered big wheels. The
other ends of the lifting levers, as described previously, rotate freely around the axis (F) attached to the frame of the
CargoMaster. This free rotation inevitably results in the climbing process’ intended up or down movement of either the
big wheels or the frame of the CargoMaster on the stairs.
Depending on the constellation of the frame, lifting levers,
and big wheels to each other certain positions follow in
which one can either drive or park the CargoMaster.
F
D
FIGURE 2
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How one can use the up and down movement of the big
wheels and the frame of the CargoMaster to climb stairs is
shown and described in detail as follows.
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3.3
Functional Sequence
For the purpose of describing the functional sequence, please assume that the CargoMaster is in the position “moving
on level ground.” More precisely, the moving gear and the
frame are in such a position to each other that one can easily drive on level ground. This starting position of the CargoMaster is called 0°. The lifting levers are in an approximately
horizontal position as shown in Figure 3. The rotating axis of
the lifting levers and the axles of the big wheels are on about
the same level.
The First Phase
FIGURE 3
Drive the CargoMaster to the first step of the stairs in the
position 0°. Push the up/down switch to “UP” and the motor
begins to rotate.
The motor shaft can rotate freely in the big wheels and, since the lifting levers are connected with the motor shaft, the
lifting levers rotate around the axis of the big wheels, which,
in turn, inevitably lifts the frame.
The rotation moves from 0°
to 45° and at position 90°
one can see that the lifting
levers lifted the frame into
its highest possible position. The small supporting
wheels climbed along and
touch down on the next
step at approximately 135°
(see Figure 4). This concludes the first phase.
0°
90°
45°
135°
FIGURE 4
The Second Phase
Once the supporting wheels touched down on the step, the
big wheels are moved up to the same step passing the positions 180° and 225° (see Figure 5).
180°
225°
270°
315°
360°
FIGURE 5
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At roughly 270° the big
wheels reach their highest possible position
and at about 315° they
take over the load of the
small supporting wheels.
In the meantime one pulls
the CargoMaster back to
the edge of the following
step. The final position
360° coincides with the
starting
position
0°,
which concludes the second phase and the process can be repeated.
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3.4 Description A 142
1 = Handlebars
2
2 = Up/Down Switch
3 = Control Knob for Speed
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4 = On/Off Switch
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4
5 = Safety Belt
6 = Battery
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7 = Toe Plate
8 = Safety Brakes
9 = Big Wheels
12
10 = Supporting Wheels
12 = Fuses
13 = Fastening Lever
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11 = Fuse
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10
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FIGURE 6
Technical Data:
A 142
Height: 1120 mm
Dimensions Width: 580 mm
Depth: 470 mm
Handlebars extendible up to 1770 mm
Weight Frame 26 kg, Batteries 6 kg
Lifting Capacity 140 kg
Sealed Batteries 2 x 12 V / 7,2 Ah (sealed)
DC Motor 24 V
Climbing Rate 8 - 25 steps per minute, adjustable
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Capacity with one charge of the batteries 30 - 50 floors, depending on the load
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3.5 Description A 310
1 = Handlebars
2
3
2 = Up/Down Switch
4
3 = Control Knob for Speed
4 = On/Off Switch
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5 = Safety Belt
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14
6 = Battery
7 = Toe Plate
8 = Big Wheels
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13
9 = Safety Brake
12
10 = Supporting Wheels
11
11 = Stop bolts for toe plate
12 = Fuse
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13 = Fuses
14 = Fastening screw knobs
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15 = Push handles
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Technical Data:
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A 310
Height: 1130 mm
Dimensions Width: 590 mm
Depth: 520 mm
Handlebars extendible up to 1800 mm
Weight Frame 40 kg, Batteries 6 kg
Lifting Capacity 310 kg
Sealed Batteries 2 x 12 V / 7,2 Ah (sealed)
DC Motor 24 V
Climbing Rate 4 - 10 steps per minute, adjustable
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Capacity with one charge of the batteries 15 -30 floors, depending on the load
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Before Operation
Before you use the CargoMaster for the first time, please
make sure the batteries are completely charged, as shown
in chapter 8.2 Charging the Lead Batteries.
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4.1
Please check the safety brakes each time before you use the CargoMaster.
Checking the Safety Brakes
First, put the CargoMaster in the parking position
by pushing the up/down switch, as shown in Figure 10.
FIGURE 10
Then, tilt the machine so far towards you
that the loading surface of the frame is almost in a horizontal position; this movement
lifts the big wheels off the ground, so that
only the small supporting wheels still touch
the ground. At this point the safety brakes
hinge down, engage and block the supporting
wheels as shown in Figure 11.
If the machine cannot be pushed forward, but
only rolled backward, then the braking effect
for a safe use of the CargoMaster is achieved.
FIGURE 11
If this braking effect does not set in, the CargoMaster may not be used under any circumstances. Please contact your local dealer or the manufacturer immediately.
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5.1
Operating the CargoMaster
Safety Instructions
For the safe operation of the CargoMaster, it is imperative to
observe all requests for caution and all instructions of the
operator´s manual as well as all safety measures and instruction labels on the machine itself.
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The CargoMaster may only be used by a trained person.
During operation, never put your hand underneath the
loading shovel.
Check the safety brakes before each time you use the
machine.
The maximum load, see label on the machine, may never
be exceeded.
Each load you transport must be secured with the safety belt.
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If any of the power-driven elements of the CargoMaster
lock, turn off the machine immediately.
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Never transport people with the CargoMaster.
Only operate the CargoMaster in conjunction with the
safety devices that belong to the particular machine.
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Please turn off the CargoMaster, i.e. put the power
switch in position O, when you stop the machine or take
a break in transporting a load.
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Repair work on the CargoMaster may only be done by the
manufacturer or authorized dealers.
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People under age are not allowed to operate the CargoMaster (except those over 16 who are trained under supervision).
Make sure that the fastening screw knobs or fastening
levers of the handlebars are always securely tightened,
particularly after adjusting the handlebars.
Make sure that the lead batteries are recharged after
each operation.
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Only use original spare parts by AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH.
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5.2
Parking Without a Load
Put the wheels in such a position as shown in Figure 12;
then park the CargoMaster by resting it on the loading shovel
like a regular sack trolley.
FIGURE 12
5.3
Parking With a Load
To park the CargoMaster with a load safely, all
four wheels, that is the big wheels and the
small supporting wheels, must touch the
ground.
Ideally the load´s center of gravity is between
the big wheels and the smaller supporting
wheels as shown in Figure 13.
If this is not the case, one can shift the load
accordingly, provided that your type of CargoMaster is equipped with an adjustable loading
shovel as shown in chapter 5.7. If your machine has a fixed loading shovel, you can insert a
wooden block or something similarly suitable
under the load.
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FIGURE 13
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The position of the load´s center of gravity determines the
angle of inclination in which the CargoMaster plus load are balanced in the park position, in other words, the equilibrium is
retained and the CargoMaster rests securely on the floor.
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5.4
Moving on Level Ground
Push the up/down switch and bring the moving
gear in such a position as shown in Figure 14.
The lifting levers are in a roughly horizontal position and point backward in reference to their
axis of rotation on the frame.
FIGURE 14
5.5
Adjusting the Handlebars
In order to drive, take up loads, and climb stairs with as little
effort as possible, the handlebars of the CargoMaster should
be adjusted to the operator’s height.
For the most comfortable and safe way to use the CargoMaster, adjust the height of the handlebars to height of the operator’s shoulders, as shown in Figure 15.
Depending on your type of CargoMaster, adjust the handlebars by loosening either the fastening levers or the fastening screw knobs on the frame and push the handlebars into
the desired direction.
Make sure that the handlebars are always sufficiently inserted into the frame, that is, do not pull them out too far.
With models featuring round pipe handlebars this is guaranteed, if the slits in the clamping pipes of the frame are always filled out by the handlebars. With models featuring
rectangular pipe handlebars, such as model A 281, stop
bolts keep you from pulling out the handlebars too far. With
these models stop bolts also lock the handlebars, even if
they are completely pushed in.
After adjusting the handlebars, always make sure that
they are securely fastened.
FIGURE 15
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5.6
Picking up Loads
Put the wheels in the position shown in Figure 16 and move
the shovel of the CargoMaster under the load you want to
transport.
FIGURE 16
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Secure the load with the safety belt (see Figure 17).
FIGURE 17
You pick up the load by pushing your foot against the plastic
plate of the driving unit - the other foot rests firmly on the
ground - while pulling at the handlebars tilting the CargoMaster with its load toward you.
It is easier to pull at the bow than at the top of the handles
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5.7
Picking up Loads with the Height-Adjustable
Toe Plate (A 310 only)
If your CargoMaster is equipped with the optional,
height-adjustable shovel, you need to put the shovel in the
position at which the load’s center of gravity is positioned
between the big wheels and the smaller supporting wheels
as described in the chapter 5.3 “Parking with a Load.”
To adjust the height-adjustable toe plate, unlock the particularly provided spring-urged stop bolts (see Figure 19).
FIGURE 19
Pull out the stop bolt as shown in Figure 20.
FIGURE 20
Turn it by 90° (see Figure 21), at which point the stop bolt
snaps into a small indentation securing it against turning at
its own.
FIGURE 21
Adjust the shovel to the appropriate position and turn the
stop bolts again by 90°, at which point they snap back into
their groove.
You might have to slide the shovel back and forth in its guiding device to make sure that the stop bolts snap into their
grooves securely.
The nose must be fully inserted into the groove, see Figure 19
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FIGURE 22
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5.8
Loading of a Vehicle
Drive straight to the edge of the loading platform and bring the CargoMaster with its load into the parking
position as shown in Figure 23.
Then loosen the safety belts.
FIGURE 23
Bring the CargoMaster in its highest possible
position.
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Drive the CargoMaster to the edge of the vehicle’s loading platform as shown in Figure 24
and tilt the load onto it.
FIGURE 24
For your safety and convenience we recommend to use the AAT Alber portable stairs
(see 6.3 “Portable Stairs”) when loading platforms.
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5.9
Unloading of a Vehicle
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Push the load as far as possible over
the edge of the loading platform.
Bring your CargoMaster into its highest possible position, see Figure 25,
and drive with the shovel as closely as
possible under the load to the edge of
the loading platform. Then tilt the
load onto the CargoMaster.
FIGURE 25
Put the CargoMaster in park
position and secure the load
with the safety belt as
shown in Figure 26.
FIGURE 26
For your safety and convenience we recommend to use the AAT Alber portable stairs
(see 6.3 “Portable Stairs”) when loading platforms.
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5.10 Climbing Upstairs
You will manage the climbing process without
problems and in next to no time, if you follow instructions closely. At first you should practice
climbing stairs up and down with the CargoMaster without loads to get familiar with the device
and how it works.
1.
To climb stairs, drive with the CargoMaster
backwards toward the stairs and climb 2 to 3
steps. Please make sure that the CargoMaster´s big wheels are touching the edge of the
lowest step as shown in Figure 27.
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FIGURE 27
During the entire climbing process, always pull the CargoMaster slightly backwards towards you, i.e. keep the device always under tensible force.
2.
Push the up/down switch to “UP“ initiating the climbing process. The motor
and the lifting levers begin to rotate and
uplift the frame plus load (see Figures 28
and 29).
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FIGURE 28
FIGURE 29
Imitate this powered climbing process of the frame with your arms and consequently
with the handlebars. Hereby you keep the CargoMaster in a sufficiently steep angle so
that the supporting wheels can touch down on the next higher step.
3. The climbing process takes place in two
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sections per step. The first section is finished
when the small supporting wheels touch down
on the next step (see Figure 30) and take over
the load from the big wheels.
FIGURE 30
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4.
At this point a load alternation takes
place. You can clearly feel a pull forward at
the handlebars. Compensate this movement of the CargoMaster by pushing the
handlebars downward, thus decreasing its
angle of inclination as shown in Figure 31.
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Make sure the handlebars are not
held too low because in such case the
supporting wheels do not reach the
next higher step.
FIGURE 31
5. The second section begins with
the lifting or pulling up of the big
wheels as shown in Figure 32; it is finished when the big wheels touch
down, next to the small supporting
wheels, on the following step.
At this point there is another load alternation, which is compensated, in
turn, by lifting the handlebars holding
the CargoMaster at a steeper angle.
FIGURE 32
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By keeping the CargoMaster always slightly
under tensible force, it rolls automatically
to the next step (see Figure 33). The climbing process repeats itself as described
above.
FIGURE 33
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5.11 Climbing Downstairs
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Notice that only the small supporting wheels are equipped with brakes; the big wheels
don’t have brakes..
1. Bring the big wheels in
the position as shown in Figure 34 and rest the CargoMaster
on
its
small
supporting wheels by pushing the handlebars down.
Hold the device precisely at
such a position that the big
wheels do not touch the
ground anymore.
FIGURE 34
2.
Push the CargoMaster all the way up
to the edge of the step until the braking
wheels just reach over said edge (see Figure 35); however, the safety brakes
should not be activated.
FIGURE 35
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Do not use the safety brakes as a kind of “stopper.“ The safety brakes are intended, if
the case arises, to keep the small supporting wheels from rolling over the edge of the
step.
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3.
Push the up/down switch to
“DOWN“ — the CargoMaster starts
its descent. The downward movement begins with the lowering of the
big wheels to the next step (see Figure 36).
FIGURE 36
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FIGURE 37
As soon as the big wheels touch down on the next lower step (see Figure 37), pull the
CargoMaster slightly toward you.
4. After the big wheels touched down
on the next step, the frame lowers itself
(see Figure 38) until the small supporting
wheels touch down next to the big wheels
(see Figure 39)
FIGURE 38
FIGURE 39
5.
As soon as the small supporting wheels
also touch down on the step, push the device
forward until it reaches the edge of the step
(see Figure 40); from now on the downward
movement repeats itself. Please go back to
point 2.
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FIGURE 40
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5.12 Adjustable Climbing Speed
The climbing speed can be adjusted with the speed control
knob (see 3.4 “Description”)
Note that the CargoMaster is equipped with an automatic turn off function. Once the device has turned itself off (e.g. during a break) you need to turn the CargoMaster first off
and then on again with the ON/OFF switch.
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6.1
Accessories
Platform
max. 130 kg
The platform makes the transport of loads such as
e.g. copy machines in a close to horizontal position
possible. This platform can be easily attached to
the CargoMaster (except for type 010 without
tools. You simply hook it into the two specifically
provided, drilled holes in the frame of the CargoMaster and unfold the supports, which you put into the
edge of the loading shovel as shown in Figure 41.
FIGURE 41
The load’s weight on the platform may not exceed 130 kg.
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6.2
Supporting Frame (only for model A310)
The handling of particularly heavy and bulky loads such as
e.g. heating boilers becomes easier with the help of the supporting frame.
1.
Unfold the handlebar’s rest on the supporting frame
and lock it.
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Take up the load, e.g. a heating boiler, as usual and drive with the CargoMaster A310 in front of the supporting frame as you would in front of the first step of stairs.
3. Now let the small supporting wheels climb onto
the supporting frame as you
would on a step and put
down the handlebars of the
CargoMaster as shown in Figure 42.
FIGURE 42
4. Unlock the loading shovel’s stop bolts and pull it out
of the frame entirely (see Figure 43).
FIGURE 43
5. Figure 44 shows how to wheel
the supporting frame plus its load
right in front of the foundation on
which you’d like the heating boiler.
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By pushing the up/down
switch, level the height of the CargoMaster with the height of the
foundation in order to push the
heating boiler on it (see Figure 44).
FIGURE 44
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6.3
Portable Stairs
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A
D
0 Bm
0m
The portable stairs are especially developed for the CargoMaster to overcome obstacles higher than 50 cm
(~20") such as e.g. ramps, platforms
or loading areas of trucks (see Figure
45).
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FIGURE 45
Technical Data
portable stairs 0 42
number of steps 3
height of loading area (C) from 30 cm to max. 52 cm
maximum dynamic load (D) 350 kg
protrusion (A) 80 cm
minimum support (B) 15 cm
weight 12,5 kg
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from 52 cm to max. 66 cm
350 kg
100 cm
15 cm
16,5 kg
The portable stairs must be put up securely, i.e. you need to make sure it cannot tilt or
slide. If necessary, you need to screw it on the loading area.
Make sure that the minimum support (15 cm, ~20") of the portable stairs rests securely on the loading area.
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6.4
Spare Batteries (optional)
If you need your CargoMaster continuously, i.e. if there are
not enough breaks to recharge the batteries, we recommend you get a spare set of batteries. While one set is in
use, the second set can be recharged.
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To charge the batteries, please use the AAT Alber battery charger exclusively.
Note that the CargoMaster is equipped with an automatic turn off function. Once the device has turned itself off (e.g. during a break) you need to turn the CargoMaster first off
and then on again with the ON/OFF switch.
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In order to prolong its lifetime, the spare set of batteries should always be connected to
the battery charger (see chapter 7 “Care and Maintenance”)
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7.1
Care and Maintenance
General Information
Your CargoMaster is not a maintenance-intense device. On
the contrary, it is easy to take care of. Clean it now and then
with a moist (not wet) cloth. The lead batteries are maintenance-free.
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7.2
Repairs and work done on the CargoMaster are to be performed by authorized personnel
only.
Changing the Electrical Fuses
The electrical fuses are located on the left side of the batteries as well as on the right side of the driving unit (see 3.4
“Description”). You can easily remove the fuse holders with
a screwdriver.
7.3
Changing the batteries
Unscrew all the screws of the battery pack, unplug the contact plugs and take out the batteries.
Please pay attention to the polarity when plugging in the contacts plugs of the new batteries.
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8.1
Lead Batteries
General Information
The two lead batteries of your CargoMaster are maintenance-free, rechargeable and of top quality.
The lifetime of the lead batteries is largely dependent on the
charging and discharging cycles, i.e. if total discharges can
be avoided, one is able to get far more than 1000 partial
discharges and over 200 times the full capacity out of lead
batteries.
Total discharges of lead batteries do not only lead to a loss
of capacity but also to a lower lifetime of the batteries.
Avoid total discharges — never leave the CargoMaster switched on.
The CargoMaster´s lead batteries are supposed to be recharged after each partial discharge, i.e. after each use.
Lead batteries are subject to the so-called self-discharge.
Therefore, whenever possible, the lead batteries should always be connected to the Alber Automatic Charger. As
soon as the batteries are fully charged, the charger automatically switches to the retaining of the charge, which
keeps the lead batteries from becoming overcharged.
If lead batteries are stored for a longer period of time without being charged, they suffer a partial loss of capacity.
However, after a few cycles of charging and discharging,
they regain their full capacity.
Your CargoMaster´s lead batteries can be charged or
dis-charged in any position. They are considered as safe as
dry elements and admitted for air travel by DOT and IATA.
Charging your lead batteries is a vital part of taking care of them.
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Charging the Lead Batteries
In order to charge the batteries, you have to remove the
batteries from the CargoMaster. Plug the plug of the charger
into the socket on the bottom side of the batteries.
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Please always make sure to charge or recharge the maintenance-free lead batteries after each use of the CargoMaster.
The lead batteries can be charged either in your vehicle by
plugging the charging cable into the socket of your cigarette lighter or from a wall outlet by using the Alber charger. If
you charge them in your car, you reach approximately 80%
of their capacity, otherwise 100%.
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Please use exclusively the special AAT Alber Automatic Charger and the AAT Alber
charging cable for the car.
As soon as the batteries are fully charged, the Alber Automatic Charger switches to retaining of the charge, which
means that overcharging is impossible.
Never let the CargoMaster sit with empty lead batteries, but charge them immediately
after each use. Frequent charging prolongs their lifetime.
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In order to retain the charge, always keep your CargoMaster connected to the Alber Automatic Charger, particularly during weekends, holidays or vacations. This does not damage the batteries, on the contrary, it prolongs their lifetime.
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Problems and Solutions
If the case should arise that your CargoMaster, due to unpredictable reasons, does stop working while climbing stairs,
the following could be wrong:
1. The lead batteries are empty.
l In such case, wait for 20 to 30 seconds.
During that brief time span the lead batteries
can recuperate sufficiently to make at least
descending of the stairs possible because that
takes very little energy.
2. Technical failure
l Depending on the situation, do as follows:
l a) If the device rests on its small supporting
wheels on a step, put it down backwards on
the stairs and remove the load.
l b) If the device rests on its big wheels on a
step, you can use the CargoMaster like a regular
trolley.
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The reason for the CargoMaster´s failure can be the burning of a fuse due to overloading.
Should this be the case, the problem is easily solved by simply changing the 30 A fuse.
The trip line of the up/down switch is protected by a 2 A fuse. If the 2 A fuse burns, the
switch and the trip line have to be checked.
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If the problem is not solved by substituting the fuses, please
contact your local AAT Alber dealer.
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Warranty and Liability
10.1 Warranty
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH takes over the warranty
of their products type CargoMaster and all accessory parts,
with the exception of the lead batteries, for the time period
of one year starting with the date you receive your device.
During that time AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH guarantees that the above listed products (with the exception of
the lead batteries) are free of material damages or processing defects.
For the lead batteries, provided that they receive the appropriate care, AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH takes over
the warranty for the time period of six months from the
time you receive them.
The warranty of the CargoMaster does not include faults or
defects caused by:
l Insufficient or inappropriate maintenance on
the part of the customer.
l Unapproved changes or inappropriate use of
the CargoMaster.
l Using the CargoMaster while exceeding the
maximum load it is approved to transport.
l Charging of the lead batteries other than
described in chapter 8.2.
10.2 Liability
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH as the manufacturer of
the CargoMaster is not liable for potential damages if:
l the CargoMaster is handled carelessly and
unskillfully;
l repairs or assembly were not performed by
authorized persons only;
l the CargoMaster was not handled and used
according to this user’s manual;
l third party parts were attached to or
connected with the CargoMaster;
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Appendix
Noise / Vibration Data
The A-weighted sound level of the device is typically under
70 dB (A). Upper parts of the human body are subjected to a
weighted RMS value of acceleration typically below 2,5 m/s2
CE Declaration of Conformity
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH herewith declares that
the products, type CargoMaster, coincide with the relevant
rules of the European Community, EG Richtlinie Maschinen
89/392/EWG, appendix 1.
CE 95
CE
Markus Alber, manager
Note
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Due to the continuous work on development and construction, AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH reserves the right to
make changes concerning the technical data made in this
user’s manual.
AAT Alber Antriebstechnik GmbH
Postfach 10 05 60 · D-72426 Albstadt
Tel.: +49 - 74 31 - 12 95 - 20 · Fax:+49 - 74 31 - 12 95 35
info@aat-gmbh.com
http://www.aat-gmbh.com
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