They are the busy machines that empty the garbage from our garbage cans at least once a week: waste disposal vehicles!
ZÖLLER-KIPPER GmbH from Mainz is Europe‘s largest manufacturer of hydraulic lift and tipping vehicles for waste emptying and collection. Zöller turned to its supplier of many years, Jäger Gummi und Kunststoff GmbH with which they jointly developed some of the articles that are installed in the so-called „lifter“.
A lifter is the area responsible for lifting and emptying the garbage cans — usually at the rear of a garbage truck. This time Zöller needed a component that would provide the refuse collection vehicles with special protection.
This is because when the waste container was lifted to the top and emptied in the waste disposal vehicle, it struck the top of the vehicle‘s stop, which could not absorb the impact. For this reason, Zöller needed a protective jacket for the steel shafts used in the process.