EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION (Contd)
PALLET EQUIPMENT FEATURES (Contd)
LIMIT SWITCHES There are seven electrical switches positioned on pallet
frame that stop travel of components at set positions by activating control
valve solenoids, thereby making launch and retrieval functions automatic. A
functional description of each limit switch is listed below:
Limit switch number KA7 is no longer used.
During launch, stops lower bridge half when deploying toward rear of pallet,
and during retieval, stops lower bridge half.
During launch, switches forward pin wheel drive to rear pin wheel drive, and
during retrieval, switches rear pin wheel drive to forward pin wheel drive.
During launch. Stops lower bridge half at pre-coupling position before raising
secondary boom, and during retrieval, stops bridge half before lowering
During launch, stops lower bridge half at coupling position. During retrieval,
KA4 and KA3 work together to stop bridge, activate launch boom to raise
bridge half to pre-stress upper coupling, which is then stopped by
potentiometer, and stop bridge when driven toward pallet A-frame
During launch and retrieval, stops upper bridge half in up position, and stops
winch when lifting upper bridge half to up position.
During launch, stops secondary boom and when secondary boom is fully
lowered it activates launch boom to go up. During retrieval, stops secondary
boom when raised, and activates launch boom to lower.
During retrieval, stops bridge at base of A-frame when driving (retracting),
activates winch, then stops winch.