Terberg Takes The Lower Road For Apse
Making its UK debut at the APSE event in Aviemore is Terberg's new evolution in their "Omni" line of bin lift equipment, the OmniDEL, their first fuel-free, low voltage, electric binlift.
Terberg Matec say that their new electric binlift aims to offer the waste management market the best available performance, quality, safety & efficiency from an electric bin lift to date. The OmniDEL comes with a proven OmniDEL heritage and will compliment the ever growing collective of alternative fuel and hybrid RCV's available but it is equally at home on traditional diesel powered RCV's.
Terberg claim to have lowered everything in their latest advertising campaign and this is certainly true for a number of the key attributes of the OmniDEL The new lift breaks from the norm seen to date for electric binlifts and employs a safe, low voltage 24v DC power system in contrast to alternatives that use potentially dangerous mains level voltages. Using electricity rather than engine revs, the OmniDEL is quiet too with a low noise level of just 57dB(A), just below the level of a normal conversation!
Because the OmniDEL relies solely on electrical power for its operation it also lowers RCV vehicle fuel consumption, for a typical 1200 lifts per day collection round Terberg estimate that the OmniDEL could offer savings in fuel of 1,900 litres of fuel per annum per RCV when compared with a traditionally powered bin lift. All of which amounts to a significantly lower CO2 and PM10 output.
The OmniDEL also negates the need for a second pump on vehicle chassis' and requires no hydraulic body preparation, it is therefore a straightforward "bolt on, plug in and play on" system that will significantly lowers fitting times and body preparation costs.
Maintenance times are lower too with several reliability improvements such as vibration resistant, IP69K rated, automotive components that offer better resistance to high pressure, high temperature cleaning and the harsh environment of modern bin collections.
Okay so we're labouring the "lower" point but the fact is that Terberg really have put a lot of effort into making the OmniDEL a class leading electric binlift, but enough of the "lower" stuff, have Terberg made anything higher or greater? Well, in short, yes, collection efficiencies are certainly higher as the OmniDEL offers a reduced cycle time of 6 seconds, shaving a whole second from the previous OmniDEL's lift, discharge and return cycle.
Several areas have been redesigned from the previous incarnation of the OmniDEL to extend maintenance periods, The main bearing housings are improved, Terberg have integrated contactless wear-free angle sensors, the hopper plate is now built with increased reinforcement to withstand potential damage and dust protection is generally better for all bearings. In an effort help workshop and field engineers diagnose and fix any unlikely problems quickly Terberg have also added 'Plug and Play' connections to all cables, improved the intelligence of their diagnosis system, reworked control box and component placement to give easier access and integrated a CAN controlled system that includes CleAN open protocol to offer simpler interfacing with truck chassis and bodies.
Terberg Matec say that the technology applied to the OmniDEL to create the OmniDEL should be transferrable to other bin lifts and hope to offer electric alternatives for these in the near future.
Also at the show Terberg promise to show a brand new development in its line of kerbside food waste collection vehicles on its external stand. Terberg say that the new vehicle body will serve up something different, efficient and payload friendly.
Should the weather prove inclement or you just need shelter from the sunshine then inside you'll find a wealth of modular weighing, data and telematics solutions on Terberg's internal stand. Terbergs own weighing, data and telematic's experts will be on-hand to answer your questions and give live demonstrations of their muniTRACK fleet data system, muniROUND round management tool and muniDATA analysis software.
Terberg's Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, Dave Shaw had this to say;
"Aviemore 2011 represents an excellent opportunity for us to present a selection of our innovative solutions to our established Scottish market. This year we are lucky enough to have two very different, but very new, products on our external stands in the shape of our new electric bin lift and a new development from our food waste recycling body range which should provide a great deal of interest. We look forward to good weather, meeting friends old and new and a busy show. With our internal stand offering information and demonstrations of our entire range of telematic, weighing, RFID and data analysis software we think we have most bases covered and will undoubtedly have something of interest to everyone"
For further information please email Terberg Matec UK Ltd