Edscha Trailer Systems, Europe’s market and technology leader for sliding truck roofs, is adding two innovations to its range of products and now presents OpenBox sliding roofs for sliding floor vehicles and trailers with fixed wall structures and E-Drive, the fully automatic system for the electrical opening and closing of roofs.
– patented solutions for sliding floor vehicles and structures with fixed side walls
Edscha TS’s own sliding roof concept TipperRoof for modern dumper vehicles laid the foundations for the development of a sliding roof for trailers with fixed wall structures. With the OpenBox solutions Edscha TS is now setting a further milestone in the manufacture of roofs that not only protect the cargo from the effects of the weather but also and simultaneously save fuel. The latter was proven by tests in the wind tunnel: trailers with the closed OpenBox sliding roof are substantially more aerodynamic, offer less wind resistance and thus save fuel.
The new OpenBox roof can be closed and opened quickly and safety by the driver from the ground. The robust structure stays smooth and sealed, even with bulges of up to +/- 30 mm. The service-friendly modular structure, comprising steel rails and exchangeable segments, drastically reduces repair time. The heart of the structure is the floating suspension of the steel rail system, which has been registered for patent approval and is also used on freight cars.
– equipped for the future
Driverless trucks, warehouses without staff, pickers and pick-ups without operators – in the times of Logistics 4.0 DTS (driverless transport systems) are taking over the loading and unloading of driverless trucks. This makes the Edscha TS pull rod that every trucker is familiar with for pulling back the roof useless; the Edscha TS E-Drive takes over this job.
The electric drive is operated using an adjustable capstan winch; the system is operable at any time, almost wear-free and has a manual emergency function. This modular concept, which has been registered for patent approval, allows adaptation to various structures. Controls for use with a hydraulic flap are integrated.
Edscha TS E-Drive can be controlled as standard using a switch on the trailer and a switch in the cab with a tilt indicator and overload protection and with its own Android app via Bluetooth. A connection for external operation and a CAN-bus are also integrated.
Another plus point is the low power consumption of under 20 amps at 24 volt, which is unique compared to its competition. Thus there is no problem connecting the Edscha TS E-Drive to the existing electrical system on the vehicle. No additional protection is necessary. Additional variations for further Edscha TS roofs are planned for the future.
More information please visit us:
Exhibition IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 Hannover (20.09 – 27.09.2018)
Hall 27 booth C11
Exhibition Guide as PDF download
Contact: Mr. Roger Remmel
European Trailer Systems GmbH
Im Moerser Feld 1F
Phone: +49 (0) 2841 / 60 70 700