The Rosenbauer robot, specially developed for fire brigades and blue light organizations, is ready for use. The RTE ROBOT (Rosenbauer Technical Equipment) is the answer to many changes and new requirements in the fire service.
First and foremost, it is digitalization that will find its way into everyday fire services even more in the future, in order to further improve safety and health protection for the emergency services and to support them in delicate, difficult or particularly strenuous tasks with innovative assistance systems.
Supplying emergency services
With the RTE ROBOT, potential dangers for emergency teams can be reduced to a minimum because it can be deployed wherever it is too dangerous for people. The Rosenbauer robot also takes on logistics tasks and relieves the emergency services because it can, for example, transport heavy equipment such as portable pumps or submersible pumps and accessories remotely over long distances.
In addition, it is extremely versatile and a real multifunctional device: If necessary, it can be deployed to lay a hose line, when fitted with a turret, it can be used as an extinguishing robot, or it can be transformed into a universal transport vehicle in no time for supplying emergency services. It can be used as a recovery vehicle and pull fallen trees away from the road or objects from a deployment site.
Radio remote control
The remote control not only gives travel commands, but also controls all devices that can be set up or transported
A modular system gives the RTE ROBOT its enormous variability. It consists of three perfectly coordinated components: the fully electrically powered basic vehicle, a kit of interchangeable add-on modules and a robust radio remote control. On the tracked vehicle there is a standardized platform (quick coupling system) which, as an interface, accepts any kind of payload, the base area of which remains the standard size of a Euro pallet (1,200 x 800 mm).
The remote control not only gives travel commands, but also controls all devices that can be set up or transported. The operating philosophy is the same as for the radio remote controls in Rosenbauer vehicles. The robot's payload is up to 650 kg with a dead weight of around 350 kg. Changing the extension modules is significantly accelerated by the quick coupling system.
Particularly heavy superstructures can optionally be charged via an electrically operated payload changing system and placed on supports. For logistics tasks there are modules with transport platforms, shelves, mesh walls, hose boxes, crates, etc., which can be combined and loaded as required; for example with a complete suction point block, a power generator or the Rosenbauer high pressure extinguishing system UHPS.
Ready-made add-on modules with water cannons and connection fittings are available for use in fire: a module with the normal pressure monitor RM 15C (output up to 2,000 l / min at 10 bar), a module with the high pressure monitor RM 15C HD (up to 400 l / min at 40 bar) and another with the RM 35C (up to 3,800 l / min, each at 10 bar), which is also equipped with self-protection nozzles to keep out heat radiation during continuous use.
One hand operation
The turret modules are fixed, connected and ready for use on the vehicle platform in just a few simple steps
The turret modules are fixed, connected and ready for use on the vehicle platform in just a few simple steps. The robot is controlled with one hand (one hand operation) using a joystick, a built-up turret is controlled with the other hand using a joystick and function keys or toggle levers (on / off, flow and jet adjustment, etc.).
The remote control can also be equipped with a 3.5 “display to show the images from cameras. A special feature on the control unit is the function key for the command ‘Water march!’, which is not issued by the machine operator of the vehicle but by the operator of the robot and which opens a flap specially installed on the turret. The range of the control is around 200 m, depending on the environment.
Fire brigade operation
The RTE ROBOT is driven by two 48V electric motors with a continuous output of 2.50 kW (6.00 kW peak). Because the two chain drives can also be moved in opposite directions, it is able to turn on the spot. Four 12V AGM battery cells with a capacity of 90 ampere-hours are installed for the energy supply, which means that, depending on the load, a distance of around ten kilometers can be covered.
Four 12V AGM battery cells with a capacity of 90 ampere-hours are installed for the energy supply
The travel speed of up to 6 km / h is precisely matched to the fire brigade operation (safe walking pace) and the Rosenbauer robot also has everything in terms of maneuverability for the tough everyday fire brigade: it is absolutely suitable for off-road use, can handle inclines of 70% and can handle almost any surface drive on.
Everyday fire services
It is waterproof and can therefore be maneuvered through flooded terrain, thanks to its low center of gravity and the low overall height (360 mm) it has a high level of lateral stability (depending on the height of the body) and comes in with its crawler track and the small width of 800 mm any staircase without any problems.
The Rosenbauer robot is a real all-rounder that masters almost every challenge in everyday fire services with flying colors. With its compact dimensions, it can be accommodated in any vehicle that can be used to transport standard Euro pallets. And with its attractive price / performance ratio, it is affordable even for the smallest emergency organizations. That makes the RTE ROBOT interesting not only for fire brigades, but for every blue light organization that has to fulfill logistics tasks.