1 February 2019
Thermal insulation for
Schmitz Cargobull S.KI tipper trailer with round steel body
Schmitz Cargobull S.KI tipper trailer with aluminium box body
With a particular emphasis on weight reduction, Schmitz Cargobull presents enhanced thermal insulation for the round steel body. To maximise payload potential, the thermal insulation for the round steel body has been improved yet again. The innovative insulation material has a reduced additional weight starting from approximately 310 kg, offering a robust, payload-optimised transport solution.
The newly designed insulation configuration, in which the insulating material and the outside panel are no longer connected, enables segmented insulation of the side wall. This provides an advantage in that the individual segments can be easily replaced in the event of damage, e.g. due to side impacts caused by wheeled loaders. A flexible and highly efficient, organic-based, insulating foam, with exceptional acoustic and thermal insulating properties, is used as the insulating material. Outstanding features, such as its high-temperature resistance and very low volume weight, sets this foam apart from other insulators, while still complying with the requirements stipulated in the notification issued by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, as well as DIN 70001 for thermally insulated tipper bodies. Another benefit of the segmented body is the ease of disassembly of the insulation before carrying out any welding work on the tipper body (e.g. when welding on a scuff plate). This helps to prevent damage to the insulating material.
The modification of the floor area of the body allows the insulated design to retain its familiar low centre of gravity. In addition, the new insulation allows a greater variety of build options so that the insulated bodies can also be configured for other European markets, such as for the system length SR 8.2 for the Belgian market. The product range for the round steel body with thermal insulation includes varieties in system length SR 7.2 for 24 m3 and 27 m3 volumes (body height 1,460 and 1,660 mm) as well as in the system length SR 8.2 for a 27 m3 volume (body height 1,460 mm), and for the 2-axle tipper trailer S.KI 18 7.2 with a body height of 1,460 mm.
A variety of different floor and side wall combinations can also be chosen (side walls 3.2 / 4.0 / 5.0 mm, floors 4.0 / 5.0 / 6.0 mm). In addition, customers can also select a range of different tailgate and tarpaulin systems.
Thermal insulation for the aluminium box body, too
Alongside the round steel body, the aluminium box body is also available with full insulation. This weight-optimised transport solution also complies with the required insulation standards, while maximising payload potential, due to its unladen weight of only 5.1 t. Since the body's external dimensions do not change significantly as a result, the tipper trailer retains its low centre of gravity and can be combined with any of the trough covering options from the standard range.
All Schmitz Cargobull thermal bodies have two easily accessible monitoring vents in each side wall, which enable manual temperature measurement to be carried out safely from ground level, directly within the freight area. It is therefore not necessary to stand in the danger area between the paver and the tipper during tipping (for temperature measurement in the paver or feeder bunker). In Germany, this measuring method comes with an electronic temperature measurement option.
Source: Schmitz Cargobull AG