Amco Veba Technical Features



RRS - Radio Remote Standard

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Compact and Ergonomic

The compact, ergonomic design of the transmitter allows easy operation of the crane with only one hand. The operator chooses the function to move by pressing a switch with his thumb, and then proportionally adjusts the speed by pressing the trigger with his index finger.

Stabilizers Radio Control
The transmitter, receiver, and hydraulic circuit have been designed to allow the operator to safely operate the stabilizers by radio control. To avoid unintentional movement, the stabilizer function must be operated using 2 hands.

A A Battery
Transmitter power is supplied by 2 standard AA batteries. To conserve battery power, the transmitter automatically turns off 2 seconds after operation ceases.

Safety Latch and Magnetic Device
The transmitter is provided with a safety latch in order to reduce the risk of damage from being dropped. Furthermore, a magnet is provided to lock the transmitter to the body or cab of the truck, allowing the operator to work with hands free when needed. Easy replacement of the transmitter In case the transmitter is lost, it's possible to easily learn a new transmitter to the original receiver. Cable remote control By adding a special optional cable which connects the transmitter to the receiver, it is possible on request, to convert the radio remote control into a cable remote control. Using this solution, the operator can work with the crane even in areas where frequency transmission is not allowed, for example mining, in hospitals, etc.

CAN-bus - Controller Area Network

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Thanks to bi-directional communications, the CAN-bus radio displays to the operator the same information supplied by the EBB. It's also possible to turn on accessories directly from the transmitter.

CAN-bus Controller Area Network
CAN-bus is a computer network protocol designed to allow intelligent devices as well as sensors and actuator to communicate with each other. It was originally developed in 1988 and was designed specifically for automotive applications, but is now used in other areas. Amco Veba uses CAN technology in order to create a safe radio bi-directional connection between the radio control and the EBB.

Display
The transmitter is equipped with a large display. Watching this display, the operator always knows the lifting condition of the crane and is informed about possible warning messages or alarm codes. The data displayed is an exact copy of the data present on the EBB.

Accessory Control
The transmitter is equipped with an ON-OFF switch in order to allow the user to engage the accessories (winch, Grab/Rotator, Jib) without the necessity to use the buttons on the EBB. As on the standard transmitter, the CAN-bus radio also allows control of the truck engine.

Multifunction Control Valve


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Proportional Controls

Each transmitter is equipped with 8 ergonomic proportional levers to control up to 8 functions of the crane. Using two hands simultaneously, the operator can move 2-3-4 or more functions of the crane at once. This ensures more speed in loading/unloading operations and very precise movement when needed. Turtle/rabbit button available for fragile material loading.

Truck/Engine Controls

Using specific ON-OFF buttons mounted on the transmitter, it’s possible to start or stop the truck engine and change the engine RPM. A specific button also allows control of the truck horn.

Rechargeable Battery

The radio transmitter is equipped with 2 rechargeable batteries and a battery charger to be installed inside the cab and connected to the truck battery.

Safe & User Friendly

Having the radio remote control on the crane adds many safety advantages. The operator is not close to the truck while operating the crane, but instead can move freely following the load so the view of the working area is unobstructed. At the same time, the operator is not close to the truck or under the load so it's much safer even in case of an accident.

Cable Remote Control

On request it is possible to add a cable in order to avoid radio frequency interference.

ETR

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The ETR is an optional power kit that uses electrical power to generate the flow, which drives the crane, and eliminates the need for a PTO.

Advantages
  • Allows crane installation on a truck where it's impossible or cost prohibitive to install a PTO.
  • Installation of the pack is easier to install than a PTO and pump.
  • Allows operation where the truck engine must be off, like indoors.



    Disadvantages
  • Crane's speed is reduced compared to a crane powered by a PTO.
  • Crane's duty cycle is reduced, so continuous, operation is not possible: the power pack must be allowed to cool down from time to time.
  • On models larger than the 600T Series, lifting capacity may be less than a crane with a PTO.

    AVPS - Amco Veba Power System

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    AVPS system can reach longer with a very heavy load, and with the highest precision.

    Power and Precision - Amco Veba Power System (AVPS) enables the crane to reach further and lift more. This is accomplished by reducing the oil flow through a flow divider and increasing the maximum available pressure. In high load conditions, this gives the operator more control and lift capacity, AVPS engages and disengages automatically, so there is no reduction in speed during light/medium crane loading. Hydraulic Version - In normal conditions, all of the oil flow from the pump enters the control valve. When the AVPS engages, part of the oil flow returns directly to the tank (blue-line) and the remainder enters the control valve (red line).

    Electronic Version - On cranes equipped with RDC and AVPS, the speed reduction is achieved through the ratio control instead of a flow divider. Only certain functions are subject to a speed reduction, and at individual percentages. The crane retains the maximum operating speed possible without compromising safety.

    EBB - Electric Black Box

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    Dynamic Control
    The powerful brain of the EBB constantly monitors the pressure inside the main cylinders, positions of the booms, and positions of the control valve levers. This allows it to assess the condition of the crane and allows the operator to use it safely and efficiently.

    Display

    Thanks to a complete display, the user always knows the lifting condition of each cylinder and the working mode.

    Routine Maintenance

    During the crane’s life, a series of scheduled maintenance operations will need to be carried out by an authorized workshop. The main panel display will flash, showing which maintenance operation is required.

    On-line Diagnosis

    In case of a fault in one part of the circuit, the display will show a code related to the problem component, in order to help the workshop with troubleshooting.

    Data Storage

    The brain of the system memorizes every lifting operation made with the crane. Any maintenance and settings made by authorized workshops are also memorized in order to trace the crane’s life.

    Accessories Control

    EBB also controls any possible optional accessories mounted on the crane, ensuring safe operation with: winch, JIB, Grab and rotator.

    Electric Circuit Protected From Water and Dust

    Using components from the automotive industry, we ensure very high protection of the circuit from water and dust.

    SGS - Soft Descend Drive

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    Purpose of the SGS system is to increase the extensions speed without affecting the crane safety.

    Control and Precision - The Soft Descent Drive system uses a special counter balance valve to reduce boom oscillation. The result for the user is incredible precision in the unloading operation.

    SDD - Sprint Generation System


    The SDD system is designed to reduce the oscillations and ensure perfect control of the motions. Extension time is reduced up to 50%
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    Speed - The market is always demanding more speed, but also the highest possible safety. SGS, or Sprint Generation System, is our answer to this, through the use of a specially-designed counter balance valve. The SGS valve provides the same safety of a standard counter balance valve, and also creates a regenerative hydraulic circuit, reusing oil as it exits the cylinder during extension. This increases speed and efficiency on every extension cylinder. Thanks to SGS, the more extensions the crane has, the greater the saving in time.

    OFP - Operator Full Protection

    operators-full-protectionoperators-full-protectionAmco Veba's technical department has developed a new safety system which monitors where the operator is moving the crane and prevents the crane's boom from entering the zone close to the operator. The presence sensors are mounted on the crane's control stations in order to verify where the operator is working, and other sensors monitor the control lever's positions. Sensors are applied between the base and the column, so the safety system can monitor the slewing sector where the crane is located. Two level sensors constantly monitor the position of the two booms. Once the operator starts working from a control station, the Operator Full Protection System generates a limitation zone around him in order to avoid any interference between the operator and the cranes. The green area surrounding the operator represents the space where the crane's boom can not enter.

    Stability Control Systems


    S System

    Standard on 600T
    The S system integrated in the load limiting device checks the stabilizer's position. Only when all the beams are fully open and all stabilizers are on the ground, can the crane operate and lift loads.

    M System

    Standard on small range models with manual control - The M System integrated in the load limiting device checks the stabilizer's positions. Only when all beams are fully open and all stabilizers are on the ground can the crane operate and lift loads.

    ML System

    Standard on models with single hand radio remote - The ML System integrated in the load limiting device checks the stabilizer's position. Only when all beams are fully opened and all stabilizers are on the ground can the crane operate and lift loads.

    XL System

    Standard on medium and high range models with manual controls - The EBB checks the position of the stabilizer's beams controlling two positions: beam fully open, beam not fully open. Depending on the position of the beams and the stabilizers the cranes lifting capacity changes according to the settings made by the installer. This allows the operator to use the crane even with a beam fully retracted without having stability problems.

    2XL System

    Standard on medium and high range models with radio remote control - The EBB checks the position of the stabilizer's and divides the working area into 4 slewing sectors: over the cabin, right side, left side and the rear of the vehicle. Depending on the position of the beams and the stabilizers, the crane's lifting capacity changes according to the settings made by the installer. This allows the operator to use the crane even with a beam partially or fully retraced without having stability problems. The M System integrated in the load limiting device checks the stabilizer's positions. Only when all beams are fully open and all stabilizers are on the ground can the crane operate and lift loads. The ML System integrated in the load limiting device checks the stabilizer's position. Only when all beams are fully opened and all stabilizers are on the ground can the crane operate and lift loads. The EBB checks the position of the stabilizer's beams controlling two positions: beam fully open, beam not fully open. Depending on the position of the beams and the stabilizers the cranes lifting capacity changes according to the settings made by the installer. This allows the operator to use the crane even with a beam fully retracted without having stability problems. The EBB checks the position of the stabilizer's and divides the working area into 4 slewing sectors: over the cabin, right side, left side and the rear of the vehicle. Depending on the position of the beams and the stabilizers, the crane's lifting capacity changes according to the settings made by the installer. This allows the operator to use the crane even with a beam partially or fully retraced without having stability problems.