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HUMBAUR FlexBox - Ground breaking for all CEP Services
Vehicle bodies and trailer solutions optimise distribution transport
At the 66th. IAA Commercial Vehicles trade fair in Hannover, the spotlight is on the HUMBAUR FlexBox. This is literally a multi talent when it comes to the transportation of the most varied goods. Mounted variably onto the vehicle of your choice or indeed trailers, the FlexBox has a multitude of applications. The FlexBox will be presented "live" by HUMBAUR at the IAA in Hall 27 on the shared stand with Kögel F06. The European trailer manufacturer will also present on the stand a FlexBox through loading combination on the base of a Renault Master and Volkswagen T6 with AL-KO 13" low frame chassis as well as an Iveco Daily FlexBox deep freeze van body. Of course the opportunity presents itself here for intensive testing.
Developed with partners from the automobile and logistics industries
The new HUMBAUR Box bodies and trailers have been designed and developed in close cooperation with the automobile industry as well as leading logistic service providers on the European market. Thanks to the user know-how of these experts combined with decades of HUMBAUR experience in construction of high quality and practicable vehicles, the market can now be provided with the benchmark in distribution transport products. Impulses from practical experience have been integrated to ensure that the collection and distribution of goods has been customised to the needs of CEP service providers with the HUMBAUR FlexBox. Annoying reconstruction and reloading is now a thing of the past. Logistic specialists and their employees can, with immediate effect, concentrate completely on their "just-in-time" business.
"In our digitally networked branch where private customers and companies can follow their deliveries and where time is the highest priority, a challenging set of preconditions exist when it comes to transport. The HUMBAUR FlexBox allows us to stay one step ahead," is the praise heard from Christian Dieminger, head of Technology / Development & Purchasing.
Material and Preparation –PUR(e) perfectionism
The HUMBAUR FlexBox is pure stable lightweight construction. The material of the future at HUMBAUR is therefore called PurFerro® resp. PurAlu. These new Sandwich panels are used in all HUMBAUR Sandwich boxes. HUMBAUR is investing in both progress and lightweight construction with this step. The PurFerro® panels are constructed from 100% CFC free polyurathane foam (abbr. PUR). The hard foam core provides more stability with its increased foam density. The complete unit is reinforced with a two sided robust and easy to maintain steel resp. aluminium covering layer, which is additionally coated with a polyester varnish. The Sandwich walls therefore create an excellent thermal insulation and protect the interior of the trailer optimally from deviations in temperature and weather conditions. This high level of protection from temperature influences reduces consumption as such and therefore saves you money. The sandwich panels are constructed from one piece. They are exceptionally resillient to aging, are robust and vapour diffusion proof which is an excellent basis for a long lasting and stable sandwich box. Uniformly white, inside and out (RAL 9010) the smooth surface is very easy to clean. Decals and varnishing are also extremely easy to apply to the predominantly continuous PurFerro® panels.
Non-slip – load securing is the top priority
Open it up, and everything inside is perfect. Packages or goods in the interior haven`t done any summersaults. Because inside the HUMBAUR FlexBox, load securing is the top priority. The boxes resp. trailers are optimally equipped with lashing rails, anchor strips and connection points on the walls and floor as well as a horizontal cargo bar system. The possibilities are there for the customer to customise their anchor strips (e.g. round hole, slot anchor, airline runners,...) mounted on the sidewalls of the trailer box, as per their requirements. These can also be implemented for the safe locking of floor and roof bars. An absolute highlight: HUMBAUR countersinks the slot anchor strips flush with the sidewalls. Thereby the maximum exploitation of the loading area is ensured. Load securing with tensioning belts is guaranteed by integrated grooves in the floor frame profile. Slot nuts are used to ensure as many lashing points at the required spacing as desired are available. All legal requirements pertaining to securing loads are covered. Whether pallets, CC containers, single packages or fresh produce are being transported, the safety level is never ignored.
Loading and unloading can not be easier.
HUMBAUR offers inboard loading ramps, tail lifts from renowned manufacturers or suitable loading flaps as especial equipment features for all FlexBox bodies and trailers. Loading and unloading are thereby simplified and optimised, whether one is working with or without a separate trailer. Even under the toughest working conditions, the interior of the boxes will be protected by flush mounted scuff rails which extend the working life of the bodies. The roofs of the FlexBoxes can also be individually designed. Depending on the transport requirements, there are translucent or opaque roof variants available. The complete package is rounded off by various through loading variants like drive through flaps in the towing vehicle or trailer as well as flaps all along the width of the vehicle, thus ensuring tailor made solutions for each and every logistics specialist.
HUMBAUR quality and driving comfort cannot be beaten.
All HUMBAUR vehicle chassis are hot dip galvanised as a matter of course and are therefore very long lasting and resillient. The auxiliary frames are either hot dip galvanised steel or aluminium bolted, depending on customer requirements. Driving comfort and trailer road handling solutions are optimised for the user. The well thought out utilisation of space in the new CEP complete solutions offer the logistic companies high economic efficiency. Environmental and climate protection is also a major priority of the trailer manufacturer, as we are well aware that the regulations for road distribution transport will become even more rigorous in the future and HUMBAUR is best equipped to meet these challenges..
Further information on www.humbaur.com/IAA2016
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