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High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity
Date:7/24/2009

"For easy maintenance all our loaded components are made of stainless steel. And all profiles are rounded for safety and comfort."

Key innovations included an aluminium stamping process for the rails, a global first, and an intelligent balancing system involving mechanical and gas piston springs for

easy and maintenance-free operation. "The final and successful crash test proved the effectiveness of our latest construction. The four-stretcher carrier completely satisfies the requirements of a modern rescue service in a compact form," says Strobel.

The resulting box kit can be adapted to a range of vehicles while offering a weight reduction of up to 50% compared with previous products. The maximum safety of the rescue team and patients is ensured through safe construction with rounded profiles. The kit surpasses current safety standards significantly, and is easy to operate and clean.

Benefiting from each others' knowhow

System Strobel worked very closely with EMPL on the vehicle development, particularly on the adaption of the Unimog subframe. "We chose to work together because we benefited from each others' know how," explains Strobel. "EUREKA helped us find funding and was an excellent partner." Moreover, the co-operation was particularly smooth. "Specific intermediate results were well communicated, so that everybody always knew about each others' advances."

The two small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) would certainly like to work together again in such a project, according to Strobel. "Our collaboration is a good example for the global market and normal at this time. The big advantage is the combination of know how."

As a result of the success in the two-year EUREKA project, which finished in early 2008, the new technology should be starting in serial production in late 2009.


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Contact: Thomas Strobel
info@system.strobel.de
49-736-197-870
EUREKA
Source:Eurekalert

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