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What to do during a Robocar malfunction?

Robocar malfunction
Written by Frank Schoenmakers | Last update: 23-6-2021

You can prevent your Robocar from getting a breakdown, or other problems when following the following measurements. Read furhter to discover the possible causes of a malfunction. In addition, it may help to formulate a clear malfunction if a mechanic needs to be activated. In this article, our specialist describes the most common malfunctions and problems, with the associated solutions.


The Robocar doesn’t respond when turning it on

  • Possible cause: The key switch and/or the emergency stop are turned off.
    Solution: Make sure the key switch is switched on and that the emergency stop is unlocked.

  • Possible cause: the batteries are empty.
    Solution: Check the battery condition meter and charge the batteries.

  • Possible cause: The emergency bumper touches something.
    Solution: Make sure the bumper does not touch anything.


The Robocar has stopped during induction driving

  • Possible cause: There is something blocking the obstacle detection sensor (in this case, the LED lights turn red, and you hear a beep).
    Solution: Remove the obstacle.

  • Possible cause: The emergency bumper has been operated.
    Solution: Remove the obstacle and reset the emergency bumper.

  • Possible cause: The control-unit stopped the Robocar because of a closed door, a busy intersection or because the unloading-unit is still busy.
    Solution: Wait for release.

  • Possible cause: the batteries are empty.
    Solution: Check the battery condition meter and charge the batteries..


The Robocar doesn’t find an induction signal

  • Possible cause: There is no induction signal on the route.
    Solution: Check the induction loop supply.

  • Possible cause: There is a wire break in the induction loop.
    Solution: Contact your dealer.

  • Possible cause: The induction antenna is defective.
    Solution: Check the antenna and contact your dealer.


Other malfunctions or problems

If the Robocar shows any other malfunctions or problems, please contact your dealer.



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Frank Schoenmakers About Frank Schoenmakers

With over 30 years of experience, having been a mechanisation product specialist, Frank Schoenmakers has gained significant experience within the horticulture sector. Over the past years he has specialised in spraying techniques. How he feels About that himself? "The great thing about my job is that I can use my knowledge to help growers to improve their cultivation. The reciprocal appreciation is quite valuable."







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