Rushcliffe Borough Council takes delivery of the first Terberg Omnideka E bin hoist

Published:  03 April, 2017

Rushcliffe Borough Council, a member of the Nottinghamshire Vehicle Procurement Consortium, has taken delivery of the first Omnideka Electric bin hoist from Terberg Matec UK.

Terberg is a supplier of waste handling equipment including bin hoists, integrated dynamic weighing and RFID equipment and bespoke recycling bodies.

Terberg Matec UK has worked with the Nottinghamshire Vehicle Procurement Consortium for several years and has recently secured a third successive four-year framework agreement with the procurement group. This agreement commenced in April 2017 and is made up of 13 local authorities. The Consortium was formed with the aim of delivering greater efficiency through the formation of strong partnership agreements with suppliers.

The result of extensive research and product development the new Omnideka Electric is an automatic, low-voltage, high-level electric bin hoist which has been designed with robust build for safe operation and efficiency.

Requiring only a 24v power supply for operation, the new Omnideka delivers savings in fuel and CO₂ emissions and contributes to noise reduction with operational levels below 57dB(A) - around the same volume as a normal conversation.

Mick Morley Recycling2go Team Leader at Rushcliffe Borough Council, commented: ‘With the introduction of Euro V and Euro 6 standards over recent years, engine efficiency has increased. Likewise, we have sought to make further improvements in fuel consumption where possible, and have been purchasing electric bin hoists since 2013.

‘Operators like the Omnideka Electric and have noticed faster cycle times than standard high level bin hoists. The products will be operating on rounds previously undertaken by vehicles with earlier models of bin lift which will help us to monitor performance and carry out a like-for-like comparison, which, is expected to show further efficiency improvements.’

The Omnideka Electric weighs in at just 695kg, with a Centre of Gravity projection of 250mm, a short 790mm overhang to optimise weight distribution and a steep 46˚ tipping angle to reduce the risk of non-discharge.

Suitable for a wide variety of applications, flexibility in mounting heights ranges from 1150 – 1675mm, it has a generous ground clearance of 450mm, and boasts high lifting capacity and fast lifting/discharge cycle times (two wheel mode: 160kgs/7s, four wheel mode: 500kgs/12s) for maximum productivity.

Containers are handled gently yet efficiently by the OmniDEKA Electric’s progressive soft lift kinematics, reducing the risk of container damage during lifting and return. In addition, kinetic energy is stored in the innovative chair mechanics during the lifting cycle, providing an energy free chair return under gravity saving energy and keeping wear and tear to a minimum.

Fully compliant with EN 1501-5, the OmniDEKA Electric is also fitted with a Rear Protective Device (RPD) with intelligent sensors that won’t be affected by adverse weather conditions, including heavy rain or snow.

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