SWAP BODIES

We have been manufacturing swap bodies in our own manufacturing plant in Javorník since 2018.

Swap bodies are one type of intermodal freight unit, and are suitable for European combined transport by road, railway, inland waterway and maritime transport.

Swap bodies are an ultra-modern and effective transportation means for combined transport, with the use of transport means reduced to a minimum, and no crane required for placing on road vehicles.

The swap body system allows for the minimisation of vehicle down time, a combination of different types of transport, and thus the minimisation of environmental impact and reduced road traffic. The use of swap bodies eliminates the necessity of using handling equipment for loading on road vehicles at the customer.

WAREX swap bodies meet all the necessary standards and regulations and are certified by an international certification institute.

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SWAP BODY KEY PARAMETERS

  • Length 7450 mm
  • Width 2550 mm
  • Height 2750 mm / height including support legs 3720-4070 mm
  • Total transport (operating) weight 18 000 kg

STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS

  • CEN/TS 138553 swap body dimensions, design specifications, testing
  • ČSN EN 284 dimensions and general requirements
  • ČSN EN 283 swap body testing
  • CSC safety approval
  • UIC railway transport

SWAP UNIT DESCRIPTION

FLOOR

The floor comprises 3 mm thick closed steel sections, S235 JRH quality. Water-resistant 21 mm thick plywood is used on the walkable layer. This combination ensures high payload, allowing for forklift truck axle floor load of up to 5 460 kg.

The bottom section includes a 600 mm wide guidance tunnel made of closed section which is used to guide vehicle trailers when loading. Also here are slots for forklift truck handling and fastenings for secure transport. A telescopic ladder and receptacle for documents are positioned on the front section. There is a bumper on the rear section to prevent mechanical damage during loading.

 

SUPPORT LEGS

A quality product from a proven German company which meets all safety standards, ensuring high stability and easy handling when driving under.

 

SIDE WALLS

The support frame is designed from 3-4 mm thick bent metal sections. The side walls are made from 1.5 – 2 mm thick corrugated metal plate, ensuring strength in line with ČSN EN 283.

Air circulation is secured by four ventilation holes located in the upper part of the side walls.

 

SECURING LOADS

A system of clamping holes is located on the inner walls which ensures sufficient options (combinations) for securing any type of load.

 

SECTIONAL DOORS

The main entrance to the body comprises aluminium sectional doors which slide inwards under the roof structure. This allows use of the entire body height for the payload.

 

SURFACE/DECALS

  • Advertising decals, can be produced in accordance with customer requirements
  • Safety labels in line with ČSN EN 283 and 284
  • Corrosion protection system on the basis of ISO 12944-5
  • Paint system for corrosive environment C4 – M in line with standard 12944-2
  • Two-component epoxy base, min. 80 µm
  • Two-component polyurethane top coating, RAL 9010, min. 100

VEHICLE UNLOADING AND LOADING PRINCIPLE

Using hydraulic equipment (part of vehicle trailer), the body is lifted to the required height such that the support legs can be folded out, and subsequently secured using lock and bolt. Once the support legs are folded out, the vehicle frame including the body is put back in the original position. The driver then drives away with the trailer, leaving the body on its support legs. Loading takes place using the reverse procedure.

OTHER HANDLING METHODS

Handling can be performed using lateral retaining claws, wire rope fittings, and also traditional gantry cranes or other handling equipment just as for traditional containers.

 

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