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2021-12-14 22:38:24 By : Mr. Charlie Sun

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As a pillar of entry into the platform industry, vans are also leading the way in the design of compact lifts, which are increasingly 100% electric or hybrid, used for urban work and provide larger payloads within the chassis -Usually up to 3.5 tons are required for the B-standard EU driving license. Compared with other product types, this product type is less affected by Covid-19 because most of its work is under basic maintenance and local government contracts.

Versalift launched the latest model in the VTL series of platforms. The company stated that the double-telescopic VDTL-150-F with a working height of 15.1m has unparalleled performance and has a double-telescopic section that enables it to be installed on a compact 3.5-ton Renault Master slitter van. The model has an outreach distance of 7.7m, a safe working load of 120kg, and a total length of 5.9m.

Versalift's 15.1m working height double retractable VDTL-150-F.

According to the manufacturer, the VTL series was first launched in 2018, and its design, strength and safety features have reshaped the van installation platform. The VDTL-150-F special-shaped arm is sturdy and lightweight, weighing 350 kg. After the driver, passengers and a tank are full of fuel, a customized rack can be installed to load additional tools and spare parts.

Versalift added that this cut van has achieved great success in France, and there is now growing interest throughout Europe. The compact size behind its rear axle makes it an ideal choice for downtown street lamp maintenance. The platform is designed, manufactured and produced in Europe to meet the requirements of the European market.

Versalift also further enters the field of electric lifts. Its VTL-120 and VTL-135-F installed on the Renault Master ZE all-electric vehicle were launched on Bauma in 2019. Later that year, the VTL-135-F version was ready, waiting to be exhibited at APEX 2020, and the Versalift plug-in hybrid solution installed on the Fiat Doblo was launched before the exhibition was postponed.

The main feature of all-electric models is that both vehicles and platforms rely on electricity to run. Using a hybrid solution, the platform runs on electricity only

The Danish company will continue to develop this technology and is waiting for the development of suitable vehicles, such as the Renault ZE, which has a larger driving range and upgrades to a 3.5-ton GVW. "We will continue to monitor the all-electric vehicle manufacturing market, including MB, and we will install it on selected models," said Martin Sloth, European Sales Director.

Sloth said that Versalift's first fully electric access platform vehicle was launched in 2009, but the market was not ready to accept 100% electric options at the time. At the same time, the company has developed power packs for 99% of the devices it produces, from the 9m working height installed on the micro Fiat Doblo to the high-voltage insulation platform installed on an 18-ton truck.

The company provides lithium ions based on the weight and capacity of the model, and uses lead acid and gels because of their lower cost. "When the price of lithium ion becomes cheaper, it will replace lead acid and gel."

In order to develop all-electric solutions, Versalift established the Aerial Equipment and Electric Vehicle Association (ADEVA). The purpose of this European network is to increase the understanding of all-electric and hybrid solutions for aerial equipment. All members are interested in and plan to expand their fleet with all-electric and/or hybrid products.

For the past two years, France-based Klubb has been developing very compact models that are cost-effective and designed to work quickly in cities. In addition, the company has been working on electric vehicles.

The manufacturer currently has a wide range of truck mounts, from a 10m lift on a minivan to a 15m working height platform on a standard truck. These cover the minivan market segment, including Renault Kangoo, medium lifts on Peugeot Expert, and 3.5-ton lifts equipped with models such as Renault Master and Mercedes Sprinter. Now sales are evenly distributed among them.

In terms of electric models, the most popular is the cut-away eNV200 on the K20, with a working height of 10m, an outreach distance of 5m, and no outriggers. This conversion has a working height of 10m and a single-person basket. The company stated that one of the K20's main advantages is driving 200 kilometers on the road.

Another model suitable for narrow or pedestrian passages is the K20 mounted on a Goupil G4 van. Since the width of the vehicle is 1.5m, it is characterized by being able to work in a very small space.

Klubb has played an important role with its zero-emission platform.

Regarding hybrid models, Klubb's Green Pack is an option for all the company's product lines. This allows battery power to operate the boom when the engine is off. So far, the company has even equipped its Xtenso5 model with a working height of 25m with a backpack mounted on a heavy truck.

The company's other hybrid option is the K38P, with a green packaging option on the 3.5-ton Renault Master, offering a working height of 13.8m and a lateral extension of 8.20m, an operator and a jib.

The company will next launch a light truck stand with an additional payload of 140 kg. This increase in weight can be attributed in particular to the new boom design made of high elastic limit steel (HLE). "These so-called high-performance steels can reduce structural weight and increase equipment resistance and service life," Klubb said.

The new KL32 on the Renault Master was showcased at the JDL Expo this month. According to the manufacturer, it is a symbol of the KL series and was designed with the best payload on a 3.5-ton vehicle. "Our goal is to provide our customers with the best solutions to meet their current challenges, including providing the best local service wherever Klubb machines are sold. We are building an extensive network of Klubb dealers, all of whom provide Excellent service level," the company explained.

On this issue, export is another strategic development of Klubb, "We are building ourselves based on the growth of global distributors. Today, we have a team of about 15 people, 100% committed to international development.

"Based on our experience as a distributor, we know that we need to adapt to the needs of end users who work in different ways in each country. Therefore, we work closely with distributors to understand the specific conditions in their country and respond to their requirements— —New options, technical training, assembly assistance, etc."

Klubb explained that the new global harmonized light vehicle test procedure (WLTP) standard is changing the market because carbon dioxide targets are becoming more and more important to the economic performance of global automakers, so green energy will become a major challenge for the industry.

"By default, given the insufficient supply of commercial electric vehicles, we prefer hybrid vehicles. However, we are at the forefront of the development of 100% electric car lifts, and we are working closely with car manufacturers to design new models."

The company stated that with regard to the topic of Covid-19, it “will disrupt the cards when identifying a growing market”, adding: “We have very poor visibility into the vehicle delivery dates of automakers. This greatly increases the schedule. The complexity of management."

However, opportunities are emerging. "In most countries in Europe, truck brackets are a fairly mature market segment; growth is quite stable. Despite this, there are many opportunities in new markets in South America, for example. In view of the fact that most countries have been or Facing bans and border closures, exports have become more complex. There is still a long way to go before the entire industry can return to full capacity.

GSR recently launched two hybrid versions of existing models. E140TJV and E170TJV have working heights of 14m and 17m, respectively, which can provide larger payloads and the option of using internal combustion engine or battery pack drive respectively.

These models can be installed on trucks up to 5 tons and provide an effective remaining payload of up to 1 ton. The company said that other features include good speed, long-term operational autonomy and good residual flow, which are essential for street lighting replacement bulbs that require a large number of daily work cycles.

GSR performs traditional van installation work.

In addition, using GSR's fast charging module eliminates the need for sockets, poles, cables or long waits. GSR also plans to create a fast-charging hybrid version for its 12.5m working height platform, once again providing a high residual load of approximately 350kg on a 3.5-ton GVW vehicle.

In the near future, we will see a series of GSR platforms built for the new 3.5-ton mild hybrid trucks, which use only their electric motors to support the engines during acceleration and cruising, and have just been launched.

GSR stated that the development of truck mounts in the future will be driven by green power solutions, which means electric, hybrid or other options. "Another increasingly obvious difference is the market's push in two seemingly opposite directions: durable machines with high levels of technology and innovative features, and short lifespans that are designed to minimize investment and usually have a service life. The expectation of the machine from the machine is not very high."

The company explained that maintenance and utility services are less affected by Covid-19 than other types of aerial platform applications and construction activities, which helps the truck installation sector. However, "Socio-economic conditions in various markets around the world are different, and the difference between North and South in the world is huge," GSR said.

In addition, there are also obvious differences between countries in the same region; for example, compared with North American countries, between Nordic countries. "These differences highlight that the market is growing, but it is not a'global product'.

"Of course, we must develop these products in a more sustainable way. Covid-19 demonstrates that if we don’t change our direction and put our priorities above global priorities, higher than different technical requirements and local customs, it will happen. What. I don’t think low cost can meet the need to improve the environmental footprint."

Comet's new streetlight double basket door.

Comet's latest launch is the new Eurosfilo Jib Van, with 12m and 14m working height options, installed on classic truck models. Unlike Comet's products, there are no columns inside the truck, so users can load goods inside without hindrance.  

The second new series in the series is street lights. The demonstration of the new model took place in the United Kingdom in February 2020 before the Covid-19 lockdown.

The Street lighter is an evolution of the manufacturer X Van and has a new aluminum basket with two doors. The idea behind the street light is a vehicle used to transport materials and people, thanks to the large internal area without being overweight. This model is very light and suitable for electrical, telephone lines and other practical applications. There are two working heights of 12m and 14m to choose from, each with a 5 kV insulated basket with a capacity of 200kg. They can be installed on a full range of trucks, including Iveco Daily and Ford Transit.

The company is the first company to introduce a 100% insulated machine to 46 kV, equipped with fiberglass end arms. Comet is currently developing other insulation models for trucks, with the main focus being lightness. More information about these products will be provided as they become available.

Comet is also proud of its ability to provide lifts in kit form suitable for different trucks, regardless of whether they are manufactured anywhere in the world. In 2015, the company sold approximately 300 trucks in Iraq. "We sell in the Middle East and Asia. Our solution is very interesting because it is easy to install as a kit without the need to modify the vehicle."

The latest model From Movex is a device with a jib with a working height of 15.2m, launched in early 2020. The company said it has manufactured "a large number" of devices.

The main feature is a larger payload and the working height of a 3.5-ton truck. The model provides 8m abduction and precise joystick control. The company has a new design model, but no information is currently available.  

According to the company, the van market is growing rapidly. "The van market is growing every day. As far as we are concerned, we will double the production of van platforms by 2020."

Movex stated that the most important requirement for customers is a comprehensive range of accessories and options, including models with or without legs, hybrid versions, equipment installed in the vehicle, ladder supports or flashing beacons.

A 100% electric 121 Fcce from France Elévateur.

France Elévateur recently launched the ZE 100% electric 121 Fcce on the Renault Master, with a working height of 12m and an outreach distance of 7m. The van can travel 120 kilometers on a single charge, and the platform has 25 working cycles, which is equivalent to two working days.

In October of this year, the company will launch the new 101 Fcc, installed on Renault Trafic L2H1, offering a working height of 10m and an outreach of 6.2m. The model is very compact, with a payload of 480 kg, and other innovations.

The company stated that the main trend in the industry is the compact cutting of 3.5-ton vehicles with more payload. This is combined with the shift to 100% electric vehicles.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the factory closed for a month, during the French blockade, the company opened a new production line dedicated to the 12m working height platform.

The workshop has the capacity to produce three machines per day. "We are an industry that is hardly affected by Covid-19."