Load, please.
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Load, please.

Load and unload in a jiffy with Rohr Spezialfahrzeuge.

The application information centre (BIC – Branchen-Informations-Center) offers optimal solutions for all areas of transport. Christian Gietl, expert in refrigerated bodies at Rohr Spezialfahrzeuge, on the capability of a through-loadable road train in combination with the Actros.

Rohr Spezialfahrzeuge GmbH is looking to make processes in food logistics more efficient. This is also how the new generation of the DLE 31‑A through-loading system was created based on a Actros 2543. The safety and assistance systems in the Actros are of particular help in distribution transport. When manoeuvring, for example, the MirrorCam gives the driver valuable support. The same applies to turning. Here, the Sideguard Assist can warn of moving and stationary objects in the monitoring zone to the right of the truck if there is any danger of collision.

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Close to the customer: Christian Gietl is an expert in the special requirements for food logistics.

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Swivel front cover: A few minutes is all it takes for the articulated truck to be ready for loading or unloading.

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Swivel front cover: A few minutes is all it takes for the articulated truck to be ready for loading or unloading.

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Through-loadable: the two load containers are connected together. Pallets can be moved from one load carrier to the other.

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Through-loadable: the two load containers are connected together. Pallets can be moved from one load carrier to the other.

The main component of the new trailer is the front cover in combination with a retractable drawbar. The body of the Actros has a tail lift, which can be used to transport goods from one of the two load carriers to the other. The combination can hold two sets of 18 Euro pallets or two sets of 30 roller containers. The drawbar between the motor vehicle and the trailer is extended as soon as the vehicle has docked at the loading ramp. This creates the space required by the lowered tail lift or the bridge between the two load containers.

Since the operating system is accessible from the outside, the driver does not have to switch between the motor vehicle, trailer and external area. There is no longer any need for time-consuming uncoupling, and only one docking point is used at the distribution centre or market. The vehicle is ready for loading or unloading within less than three minutes.

Significant time savings on the whole. The system was optimised via remote control of the tail lift from the trailer. It allows the driver to close the front container once it has been loaded without having to leave the loading area.

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Actros 2543 with cooling structure and central-axle trailer.

Function:
industry solution for transporting chilled foods. The operation involves conventional distribution transport between the distribution centre and the food market. 

Features:
the lower M‑cab ClassicSpace with motor tunnel and recess for the cooling unit in the body also optimises the Actros for distribution transport. The focus of the vehicle is the retractable panel at the front of the trailer. This is lowered to the bridge or the loading ramp between the vehicle body and the trailer. 

Effect:
the load container does not need to be uncoupled with the through-loading function. The truck is ready for loading in less than three minutes. Another benefit is remote control of the tail lift from the trailer. This enables the driver to close the body without having to leave the trailer. Thanks to MirrorCam and the latest safety and assistance systems on board the Actros, drivers have optimal support for all of their trips.

Photos & video: Henrik Morlock