The world of film-making is awash with lacklustre sequels, we've all too often sat through painful big budget follow ups attempting to cash in on the box office success of their predecessors but rarely do they deliver.
In the world of waste management, leading environmental equipment manufacturer Terberg Matec recently premiered two follow ups to break away from that norm at the Pollutec 2010 exhibition, promising that the products in question will not only deliver more than their predecessor, they will collect better too!
Unveiling two new evolutions in their "Omni" line of bin lift equipment Terberg Matec presented their first fuel-free, low voltage, electric binlift in the shape of the OmniDEL e and an all new OmniDEL binlift.
Featuring an all star line up of features the new OmniDEL e and OmniDEL look set to offer the waste management market the best available performance from a bin lift, whether it be electrically powered or more traditionally powered and the pair of new arrivals certainly attracted a great deal of attention on their show stands G147 and G148.
Promising a surprise launch prior to the show, Terberg Matec didn't disappoint, revealing the OmniDEL e on the opening day presenting a robust, safe and reliable binlift with proven OmniDEL heritage that is designed to compliment the ever growing collective of alternative fuel and hybrid RCV's that have emerged in recent years.
Of course, the OmniDEL e is equally at home on traditional diesel powered RCV's and as the OmniDEL e relies solely on electrical power for its operation it offers potential savings in fuel of around 1,900 litres of fuel per annum per RCV when compared with a traditionally powered bin lift. Of course fuel savings like this add up to healthy CO2 and PM10 reductions too.
The OmniDEL e has been developed to be powered using a safer 24v DC power source thereby eliminating the potential risks associated with similar systems using high "mains" voltage to power bin lift operation. Requiring only electrical power the OmniDEL e 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 reduce fitting times, eliminate the chance of oil contamination from the bin lift and reduce body preparation costs.
With engineless operation possible the OmniDEL e offer practically silent operation creating a safer working environment for collection operators. Forward thinking during the design process ensure that the OmniDEL e is prepared to interface with future developments in electric chassis and packer body technologies.
Terberg Matec say that the technology applied to the OmniDEL to create the OmniDEL e should be transferrable to other bin lifts in their range so watch this space.
Its not just the electrical specific elements of the OmniDEL e that are new either, the latest OmniDEL has received much more than a 'nip and tuck' and shares improvements in common components and product design with the OmniDEL e that are borne of global customer feedback received from over six years of operation of thousands of OmniDEL units.
So what can you expect from the new OmniDEL and OmniDEL e?
Well, collection efficiencies are certainly going to improve as both systems offer a reduced cycle time of 6 seconds, shaving a whole second from the previous lift, discharge and return cycle. The same lightweight design principles remain making the new OmniDEL and OmniDEL e two of the lightest, full featured, low level automatic bin lifts available today.
Maintenance times are reduced 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. Bearing housings are improved and Terberg have integrated contactless wear-free angle sensors to the newly designed bin lifts. Also improved is the hopper plate with increased reinforcement to withstand potential damage.
In the unlikely event of a breakdown repair times are expected to be shorter too. Better access to control boxes and components, the addition of 'Plug and Play' connections to all cables, an improved intelligent diagnosis system and a CAN controlled system that includes CleAN open protocol to offer simpler interfacing with truck chassis and bodies all improve ease of repair and maintenance.
Terberg are confident that the combined effect of everything above results in two binlifts with even better reliability and less downtime than the previous incarnation of OmniDEL.
Terberg have re-positioned the OmniDEL and OmniDEL e emergency stop buttons to a provide an even better ergonomic fit with operators, the fold-out safety arms haven't escaped the overhaul either, having been redesigned to be more robust and have a longer life.
Popular features carried over from the previous OmniDEL include automatic mode changeover between trade and domestic operation, a sonar sensor anti-spillage system to automatically shake bins containing difficult to discharge materials, single point greasing providing fuss free greasing of all ten points, a two-speed lift cycle providing a safe, smooth bin pick up and a tip angle of 50° to ensure discharge of 'sticky' materials. Last but not least, the new OmniDEL retains Terberg's unique pick-up geometry that prevents kick back of bins to reduce the likelihood of operator injury.
Director for Terberg Matec France, M. Bert-Jan Haverkamp had this to say;
"Pollutec 2010 was an excellent opportunity for us to present the best of innovation and ingenuity that Terberg Matec have to offer. This year we feel that our stand surpassed the performance of previous years resulting in a very busy stand each day with some very encouraging enquiries taken during the show.
Our decision to take additional stand space proved worthwhile giving us the ideal platform from which to launch and demonstrate two brand new products and to showcase the excellent KTZ product.
The show provided a fantastic forum in which to meet up with clients old and new together with some promising prospective clients. From the feedback received its clear that Terberg Matec at Pollutec 2010 had something of interest to everyone"
Visitors to Terberg's stand were witness to first hand demonstrations of the low voltage electric OmniDEL e bin lift, the OmniDE and their latest trade collection binlift, the OmniTRADE.
Additionally, show visitors were able to get a close encounter with Terberg's innovative KTZ underground and above-ground waste container collection system offering safe, efficient collection of waste and recyclables from underground and above ground containers and also got the chance to experience Terberg's latest developments in weighing, RFID and telematic systems designed to integrate perfectly with their waste and recycling collection product lines.
More than 135 years of Terberg
Terberg's origins go back in time for more than a century from humble beginnings in 1869 in the Netherlands, to growing over the last century into a multi-national group with a large number of subsidiaries in various business sectors. Still family owned, the global Terberg Group today employs over 1000 people worldwide.
The Terberg Group incorporates various business divisions and includes;
Vehicle dealer operations (Opel, Peugeot, Ford and Chevrolet)
Fuelling stations and car wash outlets
Motor repair companies
Vehicle recovery and storage
Sale and rental of Camper Vans
Manufacture of tractors and trucks
Manufacture of environmental equipment
Manufacture of special vehicles
Manufacture of mobile fork-lifts
Modification companies for trucks, company cars and private cars.
The division responsible for the manufacture of environmental equipment is Terberg Matec and has an established network of subsidiaries operating in the Belgium, France and the UK together with an extensive and growing network of distributors worldwide.
Terberg Matec serve the worlds waste and recycling markets offering a diverse range of innovative, safe and robust products including bin lifts for trade and domestic collections, multi-compartment specialist recycling bodies for dry recyclables and food waste, underground and above ground waste collection systems, weighing and RFID technology, telematic's systems and data analysis software.
Terberg Matec pride themselves in their straightforward and honest approach to business and are synonymous with innovation and reliable equipment solutions manufactured to the highest standards using some of the most advanced technology and components available today in their factories across Europe. Rigorous testing, careful design and world class manufacturing techniques ensure that their products are of a consistent high quality that is commensurate with their brand values.
Terberg are justifiably proud of having one of the best teams in the business, providing them with a solid foundation on which they have built a reputation for quality products, outstanding service and a straightforward, honest business approach to help provide customers with what they want most; consistency of personnel, industry-wide experience, in-depth knowledge and reliability. Add to this, a range of services that more than ably demonstrate its commitment to service, and you can see why more and more local authorities and commercial waste companies put their trust in Terberg Matec.
Throughout their growth Terberg Matec have strived to retain the characteristics of what is still very much a family business for over 140 years, Terberg are very proud of this and an important aspect of this approach is the unique "Terberg Feeling" that their clients experience from their business and staff. Over the years, Terberg have continued to invest heavily in research and development, in understanding customer requirements and in recruiting the right people to keep Terberg Matec (and the Terberg Group) at the leading edge of their markets. This has a positive effect on the service they offer their clients, a service that is personal, friendly, trustworthy and understanding.
Terberg Matec are now firmly established as one of the leading names in the waste handling and recycling equipment markets and have an ambition to continue to operate as an independent subsidiary for years to come, aiming to continue innovating, improving and developing products and services to ensure client delight across the world.
Contact details can be found at: www.terbergmatec.com
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