Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2018 prepares for new product launches

George Barrow
May 21, 2018

From an 8x4 crane-mounted side tipper from Thompsons (pictured above) to Aliweld’s new concept in rigid body building, Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2018 is the place to be for new product launches. 

Dawbarn will also be launching two new hydraulic net systems at the show this year. Both are designed for the waste walking floor and ejector markets.

Road tanker valve manufacturer Fort Vale (stand MLT6) will be introducing its Reedley Hot Product Valve at Tank-ex 2018. Specifically designed to meet the demands of discharge for heavy oils, such as bitumen, this valve is certified to EN 14433 and is designed to withstand a maximum working temperature of 250C at 3.5 bar pressure. Tested over 2,000 cycles, the valve offers complete assurance of performance in arduous applications in temperature-critical environments.

Also on show at Tank-ex will be the full range of Fort Vale’s equipment for road tanker applications, from general purpose chemicals to food duty.

Muckaway crane manufacturer HMF is bringing its new grab cranes (pictured below), specially designed for heavy and continuous grab work, to Tip-ex and Tank-ex – which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 31 May to 2 June.


HMF said that the new muckaway cranes had been carefully trialled and tested in the UK and are specially designed for handling construction and road waste such as concrete and asphalt.

The cranes have a maximum hydraulic reach of more than eight metres and a slewing area of 440º. They are equipped with dual mechanical crane functions and 2 operating platforms with easy access between the two operating points via a catwalk.

Tip-ex 2018 will also see the UK’s first Scania L-series on show - the manufacturer's low-entry cab series designed for urban operations ranging from local distribution to waste and construction.

About the Author

George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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