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Rosenbauer Cage Operating Panel Simulator Rounds Off The "Virtual Classroom" For Turntable Ladder Training
Rosenbauer Cage Operating Panel Simulator Rounds Off The "Virtual Classroom" For Turntable Ladder Training

Everything as in the original: the two joysticks to the left and right, the LCD screen in the center, surrounded by the function keys, blocking interruption switch, emergency stop switch, everything is in the right place. The new cage operating panel simulator can be operated like a real panel of a Rosenbauer turntable ladder, and offers all the advantages of a virtual training device. The joysticks provide the haptics and the VR glasses the visual impressions (view of the directional and screen displays of the console, view of the test object and the operating height). Operating the turntable ladder can now be completely practiced in the virtual rescue cage with the real control panel, as has been the case with the generic joysticks in the Rosenbauer Aerial Ladder Tactic Simulator (ALTS). Various Training Scenarios Safe, reproducible, and without the need to use the real equipment, which would make it unavailable for real world operations. The perfect addition to the training program of any fire department. A wide variety of buildings and facades combined with a range of operational scenarios are available for training with the new cage operating panel simulator. Injured individuals can be rescued from windows or entire groups of people from balconies, who draw the operator's attention by waving or shouting. The different scenarios are individually stored by the trainer and dynamically integrated into the rescue process The virtual rescue can take place under difficult conditions, such as lighter or thicker smoke as well as different weather conditions. The difficulty of the exercise scenario can also be increased at any time, in real time. The different scenarios are individually stored by the trainer and dynamically integrated into the rescue process. standard turntable ladder The operating principle of the basket control simulator is exactly the same as that of the Rosenbauer L32A-XS standard turntable ladder. Depending on the deflection of the joysticks, either the ladder set (retracting/extending, turning, tilting/raising) or the cage boom (tilting/raising) can be moved. All functions and safety features stored in the original control are also available and can be called up on the virtual cage operating panel. For example, terrain compensation can be activated or deactivated at the push of a button, or the rungs aligned, and automated driving commands such as traversing a recorded path (target memory system) or lowering the basket in front of the cab (basket entry function) can be called up, floodlights can be switched on and off, etc. Turntable Ladder Simulator The data glasses also show the same view as the main screen and provide the trainee with all the important information about the current status of the ladder set and the load on the basket: selected load limit, possible further loading and horizontal reach, elevation angle of the ladder, possible further extension length, and the currently activated functions. The new cage control simulator is the ideal addition to the Aerial Ladder Tactic Simulator The new cage control simulator is the ideal addition to the Aerial Ladder Tactic Simulator, which can be used to train for not only rescues from height and extinguishing operations, but also for setting up and jacking the Rosenbauer turntable ladder. Setting up is primarily about determining the correct distance and positioning to the training object. Vehicles, trees, embankments, and other obstacles on the ground must be taken into account, as well as the amount of free space above the aerial rescue device. Training in the VR Cage Among other things, high-voltage equipment that can severely limit the field of operation and may jeopardize the success of the deployment are also included. All these obstacles are programed into the Rosenbauer turntable ladder simulator, with which they can be safely practiced. Different jacking processes can also be trained on, for example in narrow streets where the jacking system can only be extended on one side, or on uneven or inclined surfaces. All you need for training on the Rosenbauer turntable simulators is a medium-sized training room (5x5 m VR cage) and a power supply. The two systems are compactly incorporated in aluminum crates, and can be set up and ready for operation with just a few simple steps. They essentially consist of two high-performance laptops, VR glasses and virtual joysticks (ALTS), or the original console (cage operating simulator). They are available both for purchase and for rent and, of course, they are also used for turntable ladder training at the Rosenbauer Center of Excellence for aerial rescue devices in Karlsruhe, which can be booked at any time.

Rosenbauer Announces Florian Henkel 01 GW-U-01 Environmental Protection Equipment Truck
Rosenbauer Announces Florian Henkel 01 GW-U-01 Environmental Protection Equipment Truck

It's the baby of the fleet of the Henkel Plant Fire Department: the new environmental protection equipment truck with radio call name Florian Henkel 01 GW-U-01. In terms of type, this is a rescue vehicle in accordance with DIN 14555-3: 2016-12, with extended crew capacity executed in Advanced Technology (AT), the Rosenbauer premium quality. The vehicle is realized on a 2-axle chassis from MAN with a 4,500 mm wheelbase and a permissible total weight of 18 tons. Space beneath the superstructure This configuration primarily offers a lot of space beneath the superstructure, which, as the photos show, has allowed utilization of space down to the last nook and cranny. Four spacious equipment compartments are loaded with extensive standard and special equipment on either side of the vehicle. Two roll-on-roll-off containers, which hold heavier equipment such as hazardous goods pumps, are situated at the rear. These can be lowered to ground level using a tail lift with a load capacity of 1,500 kg. Another electrical lowering device for hazardous goods hoses (8 x 5 m, DN50) in liquid-tight pipe housings is mounted on the roof. A third lowering device enables the removal of the SCBA equipment stored in equipment compartment 4. Special pumps on board In the fire station, the vehicle is hooked up to a Rettbox®-Air, which is released automatically when it is started up Hazardous goods pumps (diaphragm pumps) are free from the risk of contamination by the conveyed material and are, therefore, also suitable for suctioning or pumping with and around hazardous media such as sludges, alkalis, solvents or fuels. The pumps in the GW-U are powered by a rotary air compressor installed in the vehicle, which is designed for an operating capacity of 3,000 l/min at 8 bar. The compressed air is either delivered directly from the vehicle or via a quick-action reel with a length of 60 m and a special end coupling to which three compressed air consumers can be directly connected. Sufficient energy The Henkel Plant Fire Department in Düsseldorf operates a number of other vehicles from the Rosenbauer Group The compressor is driven by one of the vehicle's two power takeoffs. The second drives a built-in generator (Rosenbauer EPS XS) with an output of 8 kW, which supplies electrical tools, lighting devices and other electrical consumers required at the operation site. In the fire station, the vehicle is hooked up to a Rettbox®-Air, which is released automatically when it is started up. This ensures that the vehicle battery is charged before leaving the station, and that the vehicle's brake system has sufficient compressed air (10 bar feed pressure) whenever an alert is given. Henkel Plant Fire Department In addition to the new GW-U, the Henkel Plant Fire Department in Düsseldorf operates a number of other vehicles from the Rosenbauer Group, including two universal fire engines on 6x4 chassis, an HLF 20 and an aerial rescue platform with a 42 m rescue height, to name but the most important. But the plant fire brigade doesn't only serve Henkel AG & Co. KgaA (around 5,800 employees at the location). It is also responsible for numerous neighboring companies across the approximately 1.4 km2 factory site in the Düsseldorf district of Holthausen, which comprises almost 400 buildings and provides employment for around 10,000 people. Around 90 employees have been individually trained for fire service operations. Two shifts are on duty 24 hours a day, with 40 firefighters each, including seven fire safety inspectors and firefighting engineers. In addition, there is an electrical workshop with ten employees, who are involved in operations on a daily basis. If major events occur either on or off the company premises, the plant fire department works closely with the professional fire brigades of Düsseldorf and the surrounding area. Henkel in Düsseldorf It's impossible not to notice Henkel when in Düsseldorf: anyone approaching the district of Holthausen on the motorway from the south will see the logo shining from afar. The Düsseldorf site is not only the group's headquarters, but also a large production location of the globally active group. Detergents and cleaning agents, products for beauty care, and adhesives are manufactured at the plant, among other things. The best-known brands are Persil, Pril, Weißer Riese, Perwoll, Fewa and Dixan; Schwarzkopf, Syoss, Fa, Bac, Schauma, Taft, Gliss Kur and Diadermine; Loctite, Bonderite, Technomelt, Teroson, Pritt and Pattex. Henkel is one of the world's consumer goods industry manufacturers, with more than 52,000 employees in 78 countries around the world.

Berlin Fire Department To Develop Hybrid Electric Firefighting And Rescue Vehicle
Berlin Fire Department To Develop Hybrid Electric Firefighting And Rescue Vehicle

Berlin Fire Department's "eLHF" project, an abbreviation of "electric firefighting and rescue vehicle" in German, is a scheme backed by the Berlin Program for Sustainable Development (BENE). The main aim of this program, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, is to procure and pilot-test an innovative firefighting and rescue vehicle equipped with an electric drive to get it from A to B and run its extinguishing technology. Austrian specialist Rosenbauer, the world's manufacturer of systems for firefighting and disaster protection, is playing a vital role in the "eLHF" project. The Concept Fire Truck (CFT) study devised and produced by Rosenbauer already features technical solutions that may well resolve the issues firefighters will face in the future. Ergonomically and ecologically optimized vehicle According to Rosenbauer, the electric CFT is an ergonomically and ecologically optimized vehicle that adapts to a wide range of requirements and is intuitive to operate. Connectivity, globalization and knowledge cultures - key trends incorporated into the CFT technology - are said to reflect the importance of communication and digitalization in the society. The growing significance of networking between humans and machines is also expected to be crucial in ensuring firefighting missions are successful. "Our innovation partnership with Berlin Fire Department represents an important milestone as we work toward the series production of our Concept Fire Truck," says Dr. Dieter Siegel, CEO of Rosenbauer International.

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