Grove cranes have their own computer system for crane functions and for suspension/drivetrain functions.
below are some example pictures
EKS 5 Light computer on GMK 5130. Not the best of looks, but does give a crane operator full control over the machine’s setup.
It has shortcuts to quickly change length of outriggers used, amount of counterweight on crane, fly jib extension and hook reeving.
Besides using main computer configuration setup code, any of the data can be entered separately.
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Computer console with both ECOS and EKS displays in front of the crane operator.
The whole console can be adjusted for height and angle for better comfort and viewing option.
In the middle between the two displays is service key for overriding certain crane functions – anti two block or hoist limit switch and general overload. Turn the key anti-clockwise and both functions are combined, or overload only if you turn the key to the right only. Smart function that prevents accidentally exceeding hoist limit, also seen on some other crane makes like Demag – Terex.
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Example of ECOS digital level display with outrigger pressures displayed for each crane outrigger. On GMK 5130, bottom engine can be started from the crane operator’s cab and that gives the operator option to control/adjust outriggers without leaving the top cab. To move any of the outriggers from the crane operator’s cab, slew brake must be ON. Operator Manual explains the procedure and dangers thoroughly, make sure you read and understand it, follow it to the full extent.
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Maximum speed of movements on GMK 5130 is controlled from ECOS settings – depending on current crane configuration relat
…more crane computer training information will be uploaded soon…