PALFINGER MBB C 1000 E - the environmentally friendly tail lift
Electromechanics instead of hydraulic oil
The "E" in the name stands for the tail lift's biggest innovation: electromechanics. Its greatest unique selling point is the omission of hydraulic oil, which enables the MBB C 1000 E to be quieter, save more CO2 and still remain highly efficient. For the owner, maintenance times and costs for oil changes and valve and seal replacements are completely eliminated, which reduces instances of downtime. PALFINGER's product development department considered the energy-saving and environmental protection aspects in great detail – the power for the tail lift comes from a solar panel on the roof of the truck, for example. When an unloading process is initiated, a recovery system produces additional energy. Up to 63% of the tail lift's energy stores are recharged in this way, while the capacity of the vehicle batteries is increased by up to 50%. In addition, all the component casings are free from chromium (VI), which is extremely harmful to the environment and causes severe water pollution.
Low life cycle costs
Investing in the MBB C 1000 E makes sense in terms of both sustainability and economics – the MBB C 1000 E pays for itself after just four years, after which the user continues to benefit from reduced costs and fewer instances of servicing downtime. Minimal training is required as the operation of the MBB C 100 E remains simple thanks to our tried-and-tested controls. An extended guarantee period of four years enables owners to plan for the long term.
Good performance in practical test
PALFINGER has received consistently positive feedback for its latest innovation so far, including from "Gesundheit Nord" in Bremen, a company that provides the Bremen-Mitte Hospital with logistics services such as the transport of food and laundry between the various hospital buildings. The three MBB C 1000 E tail lifts used by the hospital have carried out 31,840 lifting and lowering processes in just nine months. This kind of non-stop service is only made possible by maintenance-free parts. "We didn't expect the tail lift to stand up so well to our tough operating conditions. The investment in this technology has certainly paid off," said Michael Dierking, Healthcare Logistics Manager, In-House Logistics, Gesundheit Nord.
For many years PALFINGER has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. As a multinational group headquartered in Salzburg, the Company, which has approx. 8,995 employees, generated total sales of approx. EUR 1,229.9 million in 2015.
The Group has production and assembly facilities in Europe, in North and South America, as well as in Asia. The pillars of corporate strategy comprise innovation and the further internationalization as well as the growing flexibility of products, services and processes. PALFINGER is regarded not only as the market leader, but also the technology leader, in the global market for hydraulic loader cranes. PALFINGER is always in proximity to its customers due to its over 5,000 sales and services centres located in over 130 countries across all continents.