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Reinforced sliding doors to protect against theft and vandalism for combined Rail-road transport boxes

Objective



The 13,600 m rail/road swap bodies are currently either rigid box types or open swap bodies with flexible curtain-sides made of plastic tarpaulin (FCS). In the latter case, the plastic curtain sides are relatively fragile and thus prevent the swap bodies from being transported on TIR and are vulnerable to thefts and vandalism. The first idea of the partners having participated in the first stage of the project (exploratory study) was to replace these PSC by rigid sliding side doors. This solution is still under consideration because it can offer increased security to the users. However, the feasibility study carried out by the CRIF (Industrial scientific and technical research centre) showed that a flexible solution is all the more interesting since it provides a second research possibility using lighter materials, thereby making it easier to handle by drivers and/or packers at goods transport companies. The prototypes which will be produced give the possibility, according to this research, to put a product on the market which will offer an additional solution to the problem raised by this type of intermodal transport unit (ITU) in the combined transport process.

Coordinator

Frejat SARL
Address
20,Route De Lyon
63430 Pont Du Chateau
France

Participants (6)

AFE Carosserie
France
Address
Route De Werhemme
59492 Hoymille
Centre de Recherches Scientifiques etTechniques de l'Industrie des Fabrications Métalliques - CRIF/WTCM
Belgium
Address
12,Rue Du Bois Saint-jean
4102 Seraing
Roltrans Group Europe B.V.
Netherlands
Address
33,Kasteellaan
5932 AE Tegelen
Société Ariégeoise de Bonnetrie
France
Address

09300 Montferrier
Synthèse Sprl
Belgium
Address
1,Rue Des Poiriers
5030 Gembloux
TTS SA - Transports Travaux 's Heeren
Belgium
Address
140,Route De Namur
4280 Hannut