Kässbohrer continues development of higher capacity vehicles, SEC Tested

As the transport sector welcomes the new European climate law, committed to at least 55% carbon emission reduction by 2030, an ambitious transition awaits our industry pending further legislation. In this time of transforming the transport business, Kässbohrer is equally competent in all technologies and vehicle developments to work with its customers for their unique need for transition.

Kässbohrer continues to advance higher-capacity vehicles. Kässbohrer engineered the high-capacity SEC (Super Eco Combi) with its long-time stakeholder Ewals as a commonly accepted, safe, sustainable, and efficient vehicle that helps the sector to meet its CO2 emission goals.

Since the beginning of the year, the SEC vehicle developed with Ewals has undergone many tests, including a test drive by Mark Harbers, the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management. Another test day for the 32-meter-long SEC was held on the 29th of November in AMPT Maasvlakte, with a large number of officials from RDW, Rotterdam Port Authority, Rijkswaterstaat, TLN, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and Rijkswaterstaat.

Kässbohrer’s 32m combination developed with Ewals presents Kässbohrer Mega Curtainsider K.SCS M with dynamic wheelbase and huckapack features.

During development, the turning radius in maneuvers needed to be developed. Thanks to Kässbohrer’s engineering excellence and experience in 32 m container chassis combinations that are specially developed for longer heavier vehicle permitting countries as well as the first dynamic wheelbase applied14.980 mm Trailer Innovation 2021 nominee vehicle K. SCS X+, Kässbohrer expertly applied the dynamic wheelbase to its Mega Curtainsiders forming the SEC and achieved the working turning radius.

Kässbohrer 32 m SEC presents the highest efficiency in terms of sustainability by higher capacity in terms of two vehicles, Mega upper structure For higher vehicle capacity as well as intermodality compatibility.

For intermodal transportation, the two huckepack Curtainsiders used on the SEC can be separately or as a combination with the dolly can be safely loaded to trains thanks to their S460 MC steel robust chassis, as well as its train loading brackets that are suitable for P400 classified e-f-g-i wagon types.

Additionally, with its 90 mm gooseneck height Kässbohrer K.SCS M Mega Curtainsiders offer 2.950 mm inner height. This way Kässbohrer K.SCS M Mega Curtainsiders enable the transportation of goods with higher volume, while also providing up to 40% fewer carbon emissions.

Van Eck is the proud winner of the Trailer Innovation 2023 Awards

The leading innovative transport solutions provider Van Eck has proudly won 1st place of the Trailer Innovation Awards 2023 in the category ‘Component’ with its in-house developed Container Locker System for the safe and secure transportation of roll containers, most efficiently and sustainably transported with Van Eck’s signature Twindeck vehicles, the innovation award winner in 2005

Transport of goods in roll containers is an efficient method used in the Benelux region and DACH region for a variety of goods such as postal services, laundries, retail, and flower transportation. Roll containers are loaded in all types of box trailers as well as Van Eck signature Twindeck trailers that present %60 more loading capacity.

As Van Eck prioritizes not only manufacturing the highest quality long-lasting and least carbon footprint solutions for their customers’ unique transport challenges, it equally develops systems for safe and efficient loading and unloading of goods as well as safety of the cargo.

During operations, the ideal loading of roll containers would fill up the trailer entirely with load securing via security bars at the end of trailers. As operations may require partial flexible loading, built-in load securing mechanisms would fail short to provide security.

When partially loaded roll containers are not secured and move freely within the trailer knocking on each other and side panels, they damage goods loaded in the roll containers, damage the side walls without risk to road safety, they damage the roll containers themselves.

Van Eck Container Locker System is a light, long-lasting practical solution that accommodated all variations of partial loading of load containers and does not require training or extensive experience to operate.

The Container Locker System is made of light and durable aluminum, and has 800 mm in length and 100 mm x 100 mm (width x depth), and weighs 3 kg each. The Container Locker System consists of 2 units of telescopic rods, in combination with a square beam that secures the roll container blocks by less than 10. The maximum amount of roll containers for a box trailer is 44. Van Eck’s Container Locker System works even for 43 roll containers.

Kässbohrer wins 2021 Innovation Award with RUPD-5K1

Announced online on October 1st, Kässbohrer proudly is the winner in the category “Component” with its Multifunctional rear underrun protection device RUPD-5K1.

Kässbohrer’s multifunctional rear underrun protection device RUPD-5K1’s presents  secure, foldable design. RUPD-5K1 can be adjusted at different up and down positions while fulfilling its protection task for semi-trailer as a rear bumper in accordance with the ECE.R58.003 Regulation for the Type Approval and providing solutions to operational efficiency preventing docking, ferry, intermodal, discharge and tyre change problems.

While eliminating the operational inefficiency problems, Kässbohrer’s new multifunctional rear under run protection device (RUPD-5K1) also fulfills the need for installation of extra equipment such as landing gear saving from trailer extra weight as well as extra equipment costs.

Patent-pending, new ECE.R58.003 compliant RUPD-5K1 has the following technical spects: The preferred constructs of the product – developed for preventing the elastic and possibly plastic deformations of the chassis by enabling the rear protection equipment (bumper) to extend and fold – are explained only to help the comprehensibility of the subject and in a way not to create a restrictive effect.

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