Edbro releases new range of cylinders for ejector trailers

Edbro, vehicle-mounted hydraulic systems specialist, has released its new double acting CD cylinder range.

Designed specifically to make the use of ejector trailers safer and more efficient, the new cylinder is an all-new design of double acting telescopic cylinders which, unlike most, do not rely on gravity to retract.

The CD cylinder is able to both push and pull using hydraulics, with the design borrowing technology from Edbro’s C-series of tipping cylinders. Key features of the new cylinders include being available at any measurement up to 1.5 metres, push forces reaching 80 tonnes and corrosion-resistant chrome plating as standard.

Edbro’s RK range will be replaced by the new cylinders which are 60kg lighter than its predecessor and requires less working oil volume and an increase in stop contact faces, allowing for faster pump flows to reduce the cycle time of the cylinder.

The company’s other design concepts have been applied to the CD series, like the C-Series’ compact cylinder head which has led the load carrying volume of trailers to increase due to increased optimisation of the installed mounting centre.

The CD cylinder will be manufactured in Edbro’s European manufacturing plant in Bolton.

Hiab aims to help drivers with updated HiVision system

Camera specialist Hiab has introduced its updated HiVision system for the Multilift Ultima hooklift range, which utilises augmented reality through the use of rear-view cameras to help make loading and unloading containers easier for drivers.

HiVision uses three rear-mounted cameras positioned at different heights to give the driver a full view via augmented reality. The cameras detect the containers so the driver can choose which one to collect, and after engaging HiVision, reverse with HiVision’s guidance and pick up the container.

Nils Gjerstad, senior communications manager at Hiab, said that the primary goal of HiVision is to reduce “wear and tear on components” as it “increases the accuracy rate” of drivers who are manoeuvring containers, especially in adverse weather conditions.

This is especially advantageous for less experienced drivers and in many markets there is a skilled driver shortage. The system also provides safety warnings about any static or on-coming obstacles so the driver can stop any operation that could otherwise lead to a dangerous situation.

Ahead of HiVision’s debut at the Transport-Logistics show in Helsinki, Gjerstad, said that he’s unsure as to when the production version will be available for the UK market, but did say that production variants of past concepts have gone into production “quickly after launch”.