SwingStop – for reducing the horizontal boom movement

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In order to tailor the horizontal boom ride to the growing demands, e.g. wider working widths and higher forward speeds, AMAZONE offers the SwingStop active boom tip movement prevention as an option for the ContourControl boom guidance system. By external influences, such as ground undulations, driving round bends, acceleration and deceleration and increasing operating speeds the boom is put under extraordinary strain in the horizontal direction. This may result in the boom ends swinging round and thus negatively affecting the lateral distribution at the outer ends of the booms.

As horizontal movement occurs more at the boom ends, this effect is increased enormously by wider boom widths. SwingStop measures the acceleration in the boom outriggers via acceleration sensors, in order to reduce these horizontal oscillations. The two actively-operating hydraulic rams in the boom suspension compensate live for these swing movements and in this way provide a very smooth horizontal boom ride.

The benefits of SwingStop:

"A total of six ultrasound sensors take care of the height guidance of the parallelogram frame, the adjustment of the slope compensation and the control of the boom angling (positive and negative). It is fantastic in hilly terrain, particularly when it comes to being able to spray more quickly with a shorter distance above the target surface."
("profi" - "Practice test Amazone UX 4201 Super" · 02/2020)

"And now when it comes to the keyword "fast", then "SwingStop" also comes into play: This is an active, hydraulic control system with acceleration sensors in the ends of the boom which counteracts horizontal swinging - and does so before any movement visible to the eye occurs."
("profi" - "Practice test Amazone UX 4201 Super" · 02/2020)