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Analog

Ref. No. VOE21A1004952


CPN 80858814
Printed in Sweden 2008-05
Volvo, Hameln

English
CST

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Index
1.
1.1
1.2
1.3

2.
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.3.1
2.3.2

3.
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3

4.
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4

5.
5.1
5.2

6.
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4

7.
7.1
7.2

General information _____________________________________3


Rights to changes ______________________________________________ 3
Packaging and storage __________________________________________ 3
Safety measures ________________________________________________ 3

Introduction ____________________________________________6
Advantages and specials _________________________________________ 6
Components of the system _______________________________________ 7
Description of the accessories ____________________________________ 8
Adapter box for the PNP mode ___________________________________________ 8
Accessories for the stringline sensing _____________________________________ 9

Mounting ______________________________________________10
Dimensions of the device _______________________________________ 10
Mounting of the G 176 M ________________________________________ 11
Attaching the connecting cable __________________________________ 11
Attaching the system components ________________________________ 12
Attaching the sensing tube to the sensor arm______________________________ 12
Attaching the sensing ski to the sensor arm _______________________________ 12
Attaching the sensor arm to the controller ________________________________ 12

Operation, working examples and start-up __________________ 13


The control elements ___________________________________________ 13
Sensing of a stringline __________________________________________ 14
Sensing of a surface ___________________________________________ 14
Start-up ______________________________________________________ 15

Maintenance ___________________________________________16
General information ____________________________________________ 16
Periodic maintenance___________________________________________ 16

Connecting plan, specifications and troubleshooting ________17


Pin connections _______________________________________________ 17
Block diagram _________________________________________________ 17
Specifications _________________________________________________ 18
List of failures and troubleshooting _______________________________ 19

Spare parts ____________________________________________20


Illustration of the spare parts ____________________________________ 20
List of spare parts _____________________________________________ 21

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1.

General information

1.1

Rights to changes

We try to ensure that these operationg instructions are correct and up to date. In order to
maintain our technical leadership, however, it might be necessary, without prior warning, to
make changes to the product and to its operation which, under circumstances, do not
correspond to the information given here. We accept no liability for disturbances, losses or
damages caused thereby.

1.2

Packaging and storage

The product is carefully packed to ensure sufficient protection during shipment. On receipt the
packaging and the contents should be inspected for possible damage.
Should there be signs of damage the equipment must not be operated !!!
Damaged cables and connectors are also a safety risk and must not be used !!!
In the event of damage contac ABG.
The equipment must be protected against humidity and dirt if it is not to be used immediately.

1.3

Safety measures

Warning:
Before assembly, setting up and operating the equipment read the operating instructions
carefully and fully. Should questions arise, contact your ABG supplier.
Safety precautions:
The safety precautions recommended here correspond to basic regulations regarding operation
of electrical systems. They can be applied for all applications in conjunction with ABG
equipment.
Assembly:
Only original ABG cables may be used. Plugs and sockets must not be removed from the cable
as they are protected against humidity and removing them would destroy their protection. Ensure
that the safety screw fasteners sit securely on the connectors . Further information about the
assembly of the equipment, and the sensors, can be found in the data sheets attached or in these
operating instructions.

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Wiring and cabling:


The wiring and cabling must be correctly carried out in accordance with these instructions. All
supply cables and terminals must be sized according to the current taken. Further, all
connections must be made in accordance with VDE regulations or regulations of the area in
which the equipment is used.
Safety in the event of disturbances:
This equipment has been developed and tested for industrial environments. Nevertheless,
microprocessor technology requires careful installation. We would therefore like to point out the
following which, if not heeded to, can lead to disturbances during the operation later:
-

Pay attention to the correct polarity of the connections


Do not exceed (neither too high nor too low) the specified voltage supply range
Protect the equipment with a suitable supply fuse
Use cables of adequate current and voltage ratings
Use the shortest possible cable paths. (Avoid loops)
Lay out load, control and signal cables in separate channels where possible
Suppress contactor and relay coils
Prerequisite for a disturbing sure mode is a good electrical connection between
the machine chassis and housing chassis of the units.
Connect screened leads to earth at one end only (equipment end)
Do not supply other equipment directly from the supply terminals
Do not use unused terminals as connections for other equipment

Maximum voltages:
Do not exceed the maximum voltages. The maximum voltage between any two circuits isolated
from one another, or between any isolated circuit and earth is, unless otherwise stated, limited
to its highest input voltage or the supply voltage. The connecting terminals or connectors must
be fitted with a suitable fuse.
Fuses:
The equipment is fitted with electronic fuses which protect it against wrong polarity, voltage
transients and overvoltages of short duration. The voltages specified in the technical data may
not be exceeded.

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Configuration:
The equipment can be configured by the user. It is the responsibility of the user to reconfigure
according to the operating conditions of the system.
Alarm supervision
In complex systems, in which a fault could endanger operating personnel or damage to the
system, it is advisable, to use an independent alarm unit. An independent alarm unit provides
protection and shut-down of the system in the event of an alarm. In many cases the use of an
alarm from within the controller itself does not, because of its dependence on the system, offer
adequate protection.
Explosive areas
The equipment is not designed for use in explosive areas.
Fault clearance
Before starting to clear faults make sure that all voltages have been disconnected. Defective
equipment should be tested in an area which has been especially built for this purpose. Any
attempt to remove faults from equipment that is still installed can be dangerous to personnel
and to the system itself. Before removing or replacing sensors make sure that the voltage
supply has been disconnected.
Ask for help
Ask your ABG supplier if you have questions concerning the operation and assembly of the
equipment.

Failure to observe the above safety measures can cause breakdown of the equipment
or of the system. Damages caused by such negligence are not covered by the
manufacturer's guarantee.

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2.

Introduction

2.1

Advantages and specials

The Grade Controller G 176 M and the Slope Controller S 276 M are two fully independently
working units which can be run separately but also together as a whole system for the automatic
control of level, direction and cross slope. The ABG levelling system is most commonly used
to control the screed position of the finisher, but also works successfully on milling machines,
concrete pavers, bulldozers and other construction machines.

The reliable automatic levelling system of ABG for the control of your road construction machine.

Increasing costs for material and operating time call for precise working at an according capacity
per day. The smallest fraction of a centimer during the laying of asphalt, or superfluous extension
of the operating time may represent for you the limit between profit and loss.
With the ABG level controller G 176 M you made the right choice.
All advantages at a glance:
Easy handling
Safe to false polarity and voltage peaks
Supply voltage 10 - 40 V DC
Control modules for Grade and Slope interchangeable
Optional connection for the ABG laser receiver

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2.2

Components of the system

The components of the system: G 176 M, sensor arm, sensing tube, sensing ski and 6 m connecting cable.

The G 176 MS system

Order number: 13981915

consists of the following components:


1
1
1
1
1
1

Level controller G 176 M, device


Sensor arm with balancing weight
Sensing tube 8"
Sensing ski
6 m connecting cable
3 m connecting cable

Order number: 14258982


Order number: 13913058
Order number: 10644466
Order number: 58867623
Order number: 13925193
Order number: 13925785

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2.3

Description of the accessories

The accessories mentioned here can be ordered at ABG with their order number.

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2.3.2

Accessories for the stringline sensing

Tens.Wire W.Cross Hasp


500m = 13948336
1000m= 13948344
1500m= 13948351

Steel rod, approx. 0,80 m


Order number: 13948286
The steel rod

Metal stringline holder, complete

Wire Tensioner
Ordernumber: 13978192

Cross Bar Ordernumber: 54427570

Clamp Ordernumber: 56278344


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3.

Mounting

3.1

Dimensions of the device

The dimensions of the G 176 M

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3.2

Mounting of the G 176 M

The level controller G 176 M can be mounted easily and


rapidly with simple tools. For this purpouse a fastening
tubewithacrankhandleshouldbemountedasanextension
of the control unit (actuator).

Fastening tube with


crank handle

Locking screws

1.
2.
3.

Set the valve switch to the STANDBY position.


Loosen the locking screws of the fastening tube.
Insert the round centering pivot that is on top of the
controllers housing vertically into the fastening tube.
Turn the controllers housing so that the operator can
see the lamps (front panel of the device against the
direction of travel).
Lock the controllers centering pivot to the fastening
tube with the according locking screws.

4.

5.

3.3

Attaching the connecting cable

Centering pivot

Mounting of the G 176 M

Set the valve switch to the STANDBY position.


Connect the 7 pole socket of the connecting cable to the 7 pole plug of the controller. Connect
the 10 pole socket of the connecting cable to the 10 pole device plug of the machine.
To the machine
To the controller
Attaching of the

connecting cable

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3.4

Attaching the system components

The system has two different sensors for sensing the reference. The sensing tube is used for
sensing the stringline. The sensing ski is used for sensing the ground.

3.4.1

Attaching the sensing tube to the sensor arm

Unscrew the nut at the end of the sensing tube.


Insert the end of the sensing tube into the fastening ring of the sensor arm.
Lock the sensing tube with the nut.

Attaching of the sensing tube to the sensor arm

3.4.2

Attaching the sensing ski to the sensor arm


Remove the locking pin from the pin of the sensing ski;
remove the pin.
Insert the fastening ring of the sensor arm into the fastener of the ski.
Push the pin through the fastener of the ski and the fastening
ring of the sensor arm.
Lock the pin with the locking pin.
Attaching of the sensing ski
to the sensor arm

3.4.3

Attaching the sensor arm to the controller


Turn the flat part of the shaft towards the front of the controller.
Loosen the locking screw of the sensor arm.
Push the sensor arm on the shaft.
Lock the sensor arm with the locking screw.
Locking screw

Attaching of the sensor arm to the controller

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4.

Operation, working examples and start-up

4.1

The control elements

Control lamp
Valve switch
Control lamp

Selector switch

Sensitivity adjustment

Description of the control elements

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4.2

Sensing of a stringline

Switch the selector on the module to the GRADE position. Set the valve switch to the
STANDBY position.
The sensing tube must be attached to the
sensor arm. When attaching the sensor arm
take care that the flat side of the shaft is
oriented towards the front side of the controller
and that the fastening screw of the sensor arm
rests on the flat part of the shaft. Set the
counterweight of the sensor arm in such a way
that the sensor arm presses the sensing tube
onto the reference when the controller is set to
zero. The zero setting is achieved by positioning
the controller by means of the crank handle until
the two control lamps go out.

Direction of travel

Stringline
Direction of
travel
Sensing of the stringline

Note: If the tension of the stringline used as


reference is too low, it is possible to guide the
sensing tube beneath the stringline. For this
purpose, the counterweight has to be set in
such a way that the sensor arm presses the
sensing tube from below against the stingline
when the controller is set to zero.

Sensing with the tube gliding under the stringline

4.3

Sensing of a surface

Switch the selector on the module to the GRADE position. Set the valve switch to the
STANDBY position.
The sensing ski must be attached to the sensor arm. When attaching the sensor arm take care
that the flat side of the shaft is oriented towards the front side of the controller and that the fastening
screw of the sensor arm rests on the flat part of
the shaft. Set the counterweight of the sensor
arm in such a way that the sensor arm presses
Direction of travel
the sensing ski onto the reference when the
controller is set to zero. The zero setting is
achieved by positioning the controller by means
of the crank handle until the two control lamps
go out.

Sensing of a surface

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4.4

Start-up

Turning the valve switch to the position ON


connects the output of the controller with the
according valve. The automatic system is
activated.

Valve switch

Note:
A clockwise rotation of the sensitivity
adjustment increases the sensitivity of the
controller. A counterclockwise rotation
decreases the sensitivity.
The valve switch

Turn the sensitivity adjuster clockwise until the


hydraulic system starts to swing. When this is
the case, turn the adjuster slowly
counterclockwise until the hydraulic system
quiets down.
A minor readjustment of the device may be
necessary after the first operation of the plant
becausevibrations,temperaturesetc.influence
the control circuit. No further adjustment should
be needed if the readjustment had been done
under working conditions.

Sensitivity
adjustment
The sensitivity

adjustment (loosen the locknut and adjust by means


of a screw driver).

The variation of the working level (adjustment of


the working point) has to be done by means of
the crank handle.

The crank handle

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5.

Maintenance

5.1

General information

The level controller has been designed for high working safety so that the maintenance needs a
minimum of procedures only.
The electronic components are mounted in a solid case in order to avoid any mechanical
damage.

5.2

Periodic maintenance

Normal repair procedures carried out in the open consist in replacing burned-out lamps and other
spare parts that have been located with the troubleshooting. The power supply cables should also
be checked regularly in order to detect any damage and dirt.
Note:
Keep the thread of the plug-connections and of the cable connectors free of any dirt, grease,
asphalt or concrete in order to avoid a bad contact. Remove any asphalt or concrete sticking
to the sensor arm by means of an appropriate agent and oil the bearing afterwards.

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6.

Connecting plan, specifications and troubleshooting

6.1

Pin connections
7 pole device plug:
for the connection to the
machine
Allocation:
A: + supply
B: Output DOWN
C: - supply
D: Output UP
E: free
F: free
G: free

Plug on the level controller

6.2

7 pole device plug

Block diagram

Amplifier
Transmitter
Ref.
Vcc

Transmitter
Vcc

DOWN
UP

The block diagram of the G 176 B

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6.3

Specifications

Power supply:

10-40 V DC

Operating current:

0.5 amp. approx. (without valves)

Current load:

3 amp. approx. (current limited)

Output signal:

ON/OFF with pulse width modulation (*NPN*)

Frequency:

3 Hz approx.

Operating range:

+/- 80 mm level difference measured at the sensor arm

Resolution:

0.25 mm level difference measured at the sensor arm

Sensitivity:
Accuracy:

Adjustable from overswinging up to a dead range of 5 mm


0.5 mm level difference measured at the sensor arm

Working temperature range:

-10 C to +60 C

Storage temperature range:

-25 C to +75 C

Vibration:

up to 4g, 10-100 Hz

Weight:

approx. 1.9 kg

Protection type:

IP 54

The values given for accuracy and resolution are purely electrical values of the controller. Those
actually reached also depend from the construction and type of the machine respectively used
and of the operating conditions.

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6.4

List of failures and troubleshooting

The list of failures and troubleshooting indicates all the failures that are the most likely to occur
during the operation of the system. It also describes their reasons and the actions to be done
in order to eliminate them.
Symptoms:

Possible reasons:

Action:

Lamps are not on. Controller does not


actuate the valves

No voltage avilable for the


controller

Check the wiring to the machine

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Wiring within housing of the controller


faulty

Check the wiring

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Current cable to the controller faulty

Replace the cable

Cable damaged

Check the cable with the


ohmmeter

Wiring within the housing faulty

Check the wiring

Lamps are burned-out

Replace the lamps

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Hydraulic system works on only one


side. One lamp is on (indicates the
direction of the movement)

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Sensor is faulty

Replace the sensor

Hydraulic system works but only one


lampe is on

Lamps are faulty

Replace the lamp

Hydraulic system works but both


lamps remain on

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Sensitivity of the controller cannot be


set

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Zero offset of the controller

Fastening screws of the sensor


bearing got loose

Reset the sensor and tighten the


screws

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Sensor is faulty

Replace the sensor

Lamps work but controller does not


actuate the valves

Lamps are not on but controller


actuates the valves

Any control or measurement on the controller should be executed by educated


personnel only which has been specially trained for such work.

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7.

Spare parts

7.1

Illustration of the spare parts

14

16
5

8
9
10

11

7
12

13

Illustration of the spare parts of the G 176 M

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19

7.2

List of spare parts

Pos. Bestellnummer
Pos. Order number

Bezeichnung

01
02
05b
06
07
08
09a
09b
10
11
12
13
14
16
19

Aufnahmezapfen
Schalter
Potentiometer 6,3mm Achse (Empf.)
Sensor Pot. m. Halterung
Achse
Widerstandsleiste
Gertestecker 7pol
Dichtung (fr Gertestecker 7pol)
Riemenrad fr Potentiometer
Zahnriemen
Lagerschale mit Lager
Riemenrad fr Achse
Controlmodul (Standard)
Dichtung fr Modul
Kabeldose 7 polig 90 Winkel

14232763
13913009
14232805
14232896
14232888
14232904
14232847
14232854
14232912
14232938
14232870
14232970
14232771
14232862
13969100

Description

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Centering pivot
Switch
Potentiometer 6,3 mm shaft (sensitivity)
Sensor potentiometer with holder
Shaft
Resistorbord
Connector 7 pole male
Gasket (for connector 7 pole male)
Belt wheel for potentiometer
Toothed belt
Bearing shell and bearing
Belt wheel for axis
Controlmodule (standard)
Gasket for module
Cable con. 7 pole female 90 angle, female

Slope-Controller
S 276 M

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Index
1.
1.1
1.2
1.3

2.
2.1
2.2
2.3

3.
3.1
2.3.1

3.2
3.3

4.
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.5

5.
5.1
5.2

6.
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4

7.
7.1
7.2

General information ___________________________________ 24


Rights to changes _____________________________________________ 24
Packaging and storage _________________________________________ 24
Safety measures ______________________________________________ 24

Introduction __________________________________________ 27
Advantages and specials _______________________________________ 27
Components of the system ______________________________________ 28
Description of the accessories ___________________________________ 29

Mounting ____________________________________________ 29
Dimensions of the device _______________________________________ 29
Adapter box for the PNP mode __________________________________________ 29

Mounting _____________________________________________________ 30
Attaching the connecting cable __________________________________ 30

Operation, working examples and start-up _______________ 31


The control elements ___________________________________________ 31
The Handset __________________________________________________ 31
Zero setting ___________________________________________________ 32
Setting of the crosse slope and start-up ___________________________ 33

Maintenance _________________________________________ 34
General information ____________________________________________ 34
Periodic maintenance __________________________________________ 34

Connecting plan, specifications and troubleshooting ______ 35


Pin connections _______________________________________________ 35
Block diagram ________________________________________________ 35
Specifications _________________________________________________ 36
List of failures and troubleshooting _______________________________ 37

Spare parts ___________________________________________ 38


Illustration of the spare parts ____________________________________ 38
List of spare parts _____________________________________________ 40

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1.

General information

1.1

Rights to changes

We try to ensure that these operationg instructions are correct and up to date. In order to
maintain our technical leadership, however, it might be necessary, without prior warning, to
make changes to the product and to its operation which, under circumstances, do not
correspond to the information given here. We accept no liability for disturbances, losses or
damages caused thereby.

1.2

Packaging and storage

The product is carefully packed to ensure sufficient protection during shipment. On receipt the
packaging and the contents should be inspected for possible damage.
Should there be signs of damage the equipment must not be operated !!!
Damaged cables and connectors are also a safety risk and must not be used !!!
In the event of damage contact ABG.
The equipment must be protected against humidity and dirt if it is not to be used immediately.

1.3

Safety measures

Warning:
Before assembly, setting up and operating the equipment read the operating instructions
carefully and fully. Should questions arise, contact your ABG supplier.
Safety precautions:
The safety precautions recommended here correspond to basic regulations regarding operation
of electrical systems. They can be applied for all applications in conjunction with ABG
equipment.
Assembly:
Only original ABG cables may be used. Plugs and sockets must not be removed from the cable
as they are protected against humidity and removing them would destroy their protection.
Ensure that the safety screw fasteners sit securely on the connectors . Further information about
the assembly of the equipment, and the sensors, can be found in the data sheets attached or
in these operating instructions.

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Wiring and cabling:


The wiring and cabling must be correctly carried out in accordance with these instructions. All
supply cables and terminals must be sized according to the current taken. Further, all
connections must be made in accordance with VDE regulations or regulations of the area in
which the equipment is used.
Safety in the event of disturbances:
This equipment has been developed and tested for industrial environments. Nevertheless,
microprocessor technology requires careful installation. We would therefore like to point out the
following which, if not heeded to, can lead to disturbances during the operation later:
-

Pay attention to the correct polarity of the connections


Do not exceed (neither too high nor too low) the specified voltage supply range
Protect the equipment with a suitable supply fuse
Use cables of adequate current and voltage ratings
Use the shortest possible cable paths. (Avoid loops)
Lay out load, control and signal cables in separate channels where possible
Suppress contactor and relay coils
Prerequisite for a disturbing sure mode is a good electrical connection

the machine chassis and housing chassis of the units.


Connect screened leads to earth at one end only (equipment end)
Do not supply other equipment directly from the supply terminals
Do not use unused terminals as connections for other equipment

between

Maximum voltages:
Do not exceed the maximum voltages. The maximum voltage between any two circuits isolated
from one another, or between any isolated circuit and earth is, unless otherwise stated, limited
to its highest input voltage or the supply voltage. The connecting terminals or connectors must
be fitted with a suitable fuse.
Fuses:
The equipment is fitted with electronic fuses which protect it against wrong polarity, voltage
transients and overvoltages of short duration. The voltages specified in the technical data may
not be exceeded.

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Configuration:
The equipment can be configured by the user. It is the responsibility of the user to reconfigure
according to the operating conditions of the system.
Alarm supervision
In complex systems, in which a fault could endanger operating personnel or damage to the
system, it is advisable, to use an independent alarm unit. An independent alarm unit provides
protection and shut-down of the system in the event of an alarm. In many cases the use of an
alarm from within the controller itself does not, because of its dependence on the system, offer
adequate protection.
Explosive areas
The equipment is not designed for use in explosive areas.
Fault clearance
Before starting to clear faults make sure that all voltages have been disconnected. Defective
equipment should be tested in an area which has been especially built for this purpose. Any
attempt to remove faults from equipment that is still installed can be dangerous to personnel and
to the system itself. Before removing or replacing sensors make sure that the voltage supply
has been disconnected.
Ask for help
Ask your ABG supplier if you have questions concerning the operation and assembly of the
equipment.

Failure to observe the above safety measures can cause breakdown of the equipment
or of the system. Damages caused by such negligence are not covered by the
manufacturer's guarantee.

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2.

Introduction

2.1

Advantages and specials

The Slope Controller S 276 M and the Grade Controller G 176 M are two fully independently
working units which can be run separately but also together as a whole system for the automatic
control of level, direction and cross slope. The ABG levelling system is most commonly used
to control the screed position of the paver, but also works successfully on milling machines,
concrete pavers, bulldozers and other construction machines.

The reliable ABG automatic levelling system for the control of your road construction machines.

Increasing costs for material and operating time call for precise working at an according capacity
per day. The smallest fraction of a centimer during the laying of asphalt, or superfluous extension
of the operating time may represent for you the limit between profit and loss. With the ABG
Slope Controller S 276 M you made the right choice.
All advantages at a glance:
Easy handling
Safe to false polarity and voltage peaks
Supply voltage 10 - 40 V DC
Control modules for Grade and Slope interchangeable

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2.2

Components of the system

The components of the system: S 276 M with Handset and 6 m connecting cable.

The S 276 M system


consists of the following components:
1

Slope Controller S 276 M, device

Order number:13941513

6 m connecting cable

Order number: 13941604

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2.3 Description of the accessories


The accessories mentioned here can be ordered at ABG with their order number.

3.

Mounting

3.1

Dimensions of the device

The dimensions of the S 276 M

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3.2

Mounting

The slope controller S 276 M can be mounted easily and rapidly with simple tools. The slope
controller must be mounted at the reference level (for pavers on the screed). The fastening plate
of the S 276 M has four fastening holes. The slope controller should be mounted in such a way
that easy operating of the device is possible.

Attaching of the slope controller

The mounting plate of the slope controller

3.3

Attaching the connecting cable

Set the valve switch to the STANDBY position.


Connect the 7 pole socket of the connecting cable to the 7 pole plug of the controller. Connect
the 10 pole socket of the connecting cable to the 10 pole device plug of the machine.

To the machine

To the controller

Attaching of the connecting cable

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4.

Operation, working examples and start-up

4.1

The control elements

LC-Display
Control lamp
UP key
FAST key

Valve switch
Control lamp
Sensitivity adjustment
Selector switch

RESET key
DOWN key

Description of the control elements

4.2

The Handset

The Handset is used to set the required cross


slope in percentage, one tenth of a percentage
and one hundredth of a percentage. The
Handset has a LC-Display. The cross slope
can be adjusted up to 15 % to one or to the
other side by means of the UP or DOWN keys.
If you press the FAST key additional the
speed of adjusting will increase.
Pressing the RESET key and keeping it
pressed shows the symbol of the UP and
DOWN arrows which are flashing. After 4
seconds the arrow symbols are on. Pressing
the UP or DOWN key additional changes the
display value without influence to the setpoint.
This way of proceeding is important for the
zero setting of the controller.

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The Handset of the S 276 M

4.3

Zero setting

If the level controller is mounted, if the valve switch is positioned to STANDBY and if the
connecting cable is attached, the controller should be adjusted to zero.
The following procedure is recommanded for the zero setting only.

LC-Display
Holding knob

UP-key
FAST-key
RESET-key
DOWN-key

The Handset of the S 276 M

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Put the actuator (the screed in case of the finisher) to zero by means of an accurate water
level.
Switch on the power supply of the machine in order to supply voltage to the level controller.
Set the sensitivity adjuster to the middle position.
Cange the setpoint by the means of the UP or DOWN key until both lamps are off.
Pressing the RESET key and keeping it pressed shows the symbol of the UP and DOWN
arrows which are flashing. After 4 seconds the arrow symbols are on. Press know the UP
or DOWN key additional and change the display value to the value 0.00.

Note:
Should one of the two control lamps be on or flash after this setting, you must repeat the steps
4 and 5.

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4.5

Setting of the crosse slope and start-up

Adjust the required cross slope to the left or to the right by by the means of the UP or DOWN on
the Handset. The counter indicates the cross slope ajusted.
The control lamps indicate the functioning of the controller. In case of a deviation between the
Setpoint and the actuel slope the lamps are switched on and indicate the direction of travel. If
both lamps are out, the slope is in the required position.

If the slope controller has to be effective on the


left side of the machine, seen in the direction
of travel, the selector must be switched to the
position L for left. If the slope controller has
to be effective on the right side of the machine,
seen in the direction of travel, the selector
must be switched to the position R for right.
The connecting cable must be attached to the
corresponding side of the machine.
Turning the valve switch to the position ON

Selector

connects the output of the controller with the


according valve. The automatic system is
activated.
Note:
A clockwise rotation of the sensitivity
adjustment increases the sensitivity of the
controller. A counterclockwise rotation
decreases the sensitivity.
Turn the sensitivity button clockwise until the

Valve switch

hydraulic system starts to swing. When this is


the case, turn the adjuster slowly
counterclockwise until the hydraulic system
quiets down.
A minor readjustment of the device may be
necessary after the first operation of the plant
becausevibrations,temperaturesetc.influence
the control circuit. No further adjustment
should be needed if the readjustment had
been done under working conditions.

The sensitivity adjuster


(loosen the locknut and adjust with a screw driver).

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5.

Maintenance

5.1

General information

The level controller has been designed for high working safety so that the maintenance needs a
minimum of procedures only.
The electronic components are mounted in a solid case in order to avoid any mechanical
damage.

5.2

Periodic maintenance

Normal repair procedures carried out in the open consist in replacing burned-out lamps and
other spare parts that have been located with the troubleshooting. The power supply cables
should also be checked regularly in order to detect any damage and dirt.
Note:
Keep the thread of the plug-connections and of the cable connectors free of any dirt, grease,
asphalt or concrete in order to avoid a bad contact. Remove any asphalt or concrete sticking
to the sensor arm by means of an appropriate agent and oil the bearing afterwards.

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6.

Connecting plan, specifications and troubleshooting

6.1

Pin connections
7 pole device plug:
for the connection to
the machine
Allocation:
A: + supply
B: Controller output DOWN
C: - supply
D: Controller output UP
E: free
F: free
G: free

Plug on the slope controller

6.2

7 pole device plug

Block diagram

Amplifier

Ref.
Transmitter

Transmitter

lower
raise
Output

The block diagram of the S 276 M

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6.3

Specifications

Power supply:

10-40 V DC

Operating current:

0.5 amp. approx. (without valves)

Current load:

3 amp. approx. (current limited)

Output signal:

ON/OFF with pulse width modulation (*NPN)

Frequency:

3 Hz approx.

Operating range:

+/- 10 %, inclination adjustable by 0.02 %

Resolution

0.01 %

Sensitivity:

Adjustable from overswinging up to a dead range of 0.5 %

Accuracy:

0.05 % inclination

Working temperature range:

-10 C to +60 C

Storage temperature range:

-25 C to +75 C

Vibration:

up to 4g, 10-100 Hz

Weight:

approx. 2.9 kg

Protection type:

IP 54

The values given for accuracy and resolution are purely electrical values of the controller. Those
actually reached also depend from the construction and type of the machine respectively used
and of the operating working conditions.

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6.4

List of failures and troubleshooting

The list of failures and troubleshooting indicates all the failures that are the most likely to occur
during the operation of the system. It also describes their reasons and the actions to be done
in order to eliminate them.
Symptoms:

Possible reasons:

Action:

Lamps are not on. Controller does not


actuate the valves

No voltage avilable for the


controller

Check the wiring the plant

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Wiring within housing of the controller


faulty

Check the wiring

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Current cable to the controller faulty

Replace the cable

Cable damaged

Check the cable with the


ohmmeter

Wiring within the housing faulty

Check the wiring

Lamps are burned-out

Replace the lamps

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Hydraulic system works on only one


side. One lamp is on (indicates the
direction of the movement)

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Sensor is faulty

Replace the sensor

Hydraulic system works but only one


lampe is on

Lamps are faulty

Replace the lamp

Hydraulic system works but both


lamps remain on

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Sensitivity of the controller cannot be


set

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Zero offset of the controller in relation


to the beam

Fastening screws of the sensor


bearing got loose

Reset the sensor and tighten the


screws

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Sensor is faulty

Replace the sensor

Handset faulty

Replace the Handset

Controller module faulty

Replace the module

Lamps work but controller does not


actuate the valves

Lamps are not on but controller


actuates the valves

Percentageindicatedvariesbutcross
slope does not change

Any control or measurement on the controller should be executed by educated


personnel only which has been specially trained for such work.
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7.

Spare parts

7.1

Illustration of the spare parts

Illustration of the spare parts of the S 276 M

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12

14

6 m connecting cable

Order number: 13941604

Illustration of the spare parts of the S 276 M

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7.2

List of spare parts

Pos. Bestellnummer
Pos. Order number

Bezeichnung

01
02
09
12
14

Handset fr S 276 M mit Anschlukabel


Neigungsregler
Sensor - LSTA fr S 276 M
Controlmodul (Standard)
Dichtung fr Modul

56241888
14258974
13941554
14232771
14232862

Description

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Handset for S 276 M with cable


Switch
Sensor - LSTA for S 276 M
Controlmodule (standard)
Gasket for module

The warranty statement is provided within the manual kit shipped with the machine.

Ref. No. VOE21A1004952


CPN 80858814
Printed in Sweden
Volvo, Hameln

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