The RotorBladeTransportSystem (RBTS) from Scheuerle took first place in the Chassis category of the Trailer Innovation Award. An international jury of experts made up of journalists from 16 renowned European transport magazines has been presenting the Trailer Innovation Award since 2002 for outstanding ideas and product innovations in the trailer and body sector. On behalf of the jury, Philipp Boenders from the trade journal KFZ-Anzeiger praised the innovative concept of the RBTS, which allows rotor blades to be transported safely and in compliance with the law. “It is easy and quick to load, thanks to the innovative wind vane intake, which can be used according to the plug-and-play principle,” explained Boenders at the award ceremony.
The RBTS is multifunctional due to its intelligent design and can safely accommodate rotor blades from different manufacturers and even versions with more than 80 metres length. The large stroke of the robust pendulum axle chassis also enables the RBTS to safely travel off-road, as is common on the way to wind farms. Together with Vestas Scheuerle has designed the vehicle combination of a two-axle jeep dolly with free-turning device and a four-axle trailer. The wind vane is mounted according to the plug-and-play principle. The wing root is easily picked up from the ground with the help of a quick coupling solution. A special clamp fixes the tip of the wind vane. In contrast to conventional systems, only a few tools are required for the Scheuerle solution.