An essential constant in the AT success story is continuous change. The AT concept has been and will be continuously developed. Resourceful technicians, sales staff, buyers and other employees adapt the concept to market requirements and integrate technological progress in the AT. The sales figures prove this steadfast strategy of continuous change right: By 2020, almost 6,000 AT had been produced all over the world. The 3rd AT generation is currently available.
The starting shot for this further development of the AT2 was given in 2007. At the Interschutz 2010, the result of the new development work was proudly presented to the public. The technological refinements and the design caused a stir again. The 3rd generation came up trumps with 90 innovations that offer customers even more security and functionality than previous generations. The increasing market acceptance of the AT made investments in molding tools profitable.
Countless detailed solutions
Thanks to these new possibilities, the construction concept could be improved again and the weight reduced. For the first time, it was possible to install water tanks with a volume of up to 7,500 liters. Countless detailed solutions contribute to an optimal use of space. A profile system that can be moved with millimeter precision was used to attach shelves, transverse walls and the like.
All parts in the crew room and in the equipment rooms that are designed to be "touchable" are standard in orange
A one-hand unlocking system was developed for the 3rd generation, which enables the equipment to be removed quickly and safely. A consistent color concept also supports the team in the intuitive operation of the vehicle. All parts in the crew room and in the equipment rooms that are designed to be "touchable" are standard in orange. The AT3 is also a great space saver. Thanks to a new docking system for the superstructure to the driver's cab, more space could be created in the crew room.
better lighting conditions
The integrated double cabin is also completely glare-free using indirect lighting. The seats offer lateral support and can be equipped with 2-point, 3-point or split seat belts and belt tensioners. The AT3 is optionally equipped with rollover side airbags. The glass doors of the crew cabin create better lighting conditions in the cabin and provide a view of obstacles next to the vehicle before getting out. Once at the scene, the driver only presses a button and the vehicle is secured.
Depending on the programming, the emergency button automatically switches off the speed cameras and the secondary horn, the surrounding lighting, the hazard warning lights and the traffic control system. The extinguishing technology of the AT3 "thinks for you". A so-called “central water axis” takes over the logical distribution of the water to where it is needed: to the water tank, to the pump or to both at the same time.
extinguishing water tank
Regardless of whether dirty water is sucked out of the pond, fed from a portable pump or from a hydrant: the water supply can always be connected to the central water axis in a user-friendly manner. This convenient solution applies wherever no free tank inlet is legally required. However, it would not be AT if Rosenbauer had not also developed a unique, innovative solution for this requirement, with which the customer had the optimal solution within the framework of the legal regulations.
There are differently sized displays, different keypads and a rotary knob operation
The AT3 has a suitable built-in pump for every need. All pumps can be equipped with a Rosenbauer FIXMIX premixer. Also, Druckzumischsysteme such as DIGIMATIC are available for installation in the AT3 available. The central water axis, the pumps, the admixing systems and the extinguishing water tank form an integrated, coordinated system that is optimized for efficiency. The control technology did not stop at further development either.
rotary knob operation
The Rosenbauer LCS 2.0 (Logic Control System) is based on CAN bus technology, has a modular structure and allows even complex processes to be clearly and clearly displayed or controlled safely. There are differently sized displays, different keypads and a rotary knob operation. Another innovation that Rosenbauer first implemented in the AT3 is the traffic control device that can be integrated in the rear and that can be used to automatically set the traffic cones.
The AT3 relies fully on LED technology, which is used in practically the entire vehicle. Large flat beam LEDs are used to illuminate the surroundings. Powerful LED broad spotlights serve as headlights. The equipment rooms are illuminated by means of LED strips and the crew room is illuminated by means of indirect LED lighting. The AT is designed in such a way that it can be manufactured very efficiently in large quantities using line assembly.
latest industrial standards
AT production in Luckenwalde has already started with the AT2 and continued with its successor
In addition, this type of industrial production makes it possible to guarantee Rosenbauer quality standards. The AT3 is manufactured at two locations: both at the Rosenbauer corporate headquarters in Leonding and at the German location in Luckenwalde. AT production in Luckenwalde has already started with the AT2 and continued with its successor.
In 2014, the Austrian production in Leonding moved from Plant I to the new Plant II and has since made use of the possibilities of line production according to the latest industrial standards. The AT is strongly represented in its core markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but is also sold worldwide in the export markets. AT vehicles are now in use in 44 countries around the world. The AT is definitely not a discontinued model. The constant further developments will not stop in 2020 either.
True to the motto “evolution instead of revolution”, the concept integrates proven, sensible technologies and confidently meets the current needs of the markets, the trends of society and the requirements of the legislature. The change progresses steadily and constantly.