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VWS plans to showcase its new Apollo range of axle weighing systems; refuse vehicle hire company CTS plans to share its show stand with parent company Specialist Fleet Services; ISS cyclist safety system ‘could save lives’; and specialists in used and remanufactured waste vehicles RVS plan to wow show goers with its new services.

Apollo axle weighing from VWS

Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) plans to showcase its new Apollo range of axle weighing systems which offer highly accurate slow speeds and portable weighing.

Apollo axle weighing system

Apollo axle weighing system

Apollo offers in-motion and static axle-by-axle weighing with an accuracy to within 2%. It comprises two robust and easy to set up weighing platforms linked by Bluetooth to a battery powered indicator and can weigh up to 16 axles in succession and up to 30,000 kg per axle. Fitting easily into the back of a car it is ideal for operators who cannot install a fixed weighbridge or wish to use the equipment at multiple sites and in hard to reach areas. Weight records can be easily transferred to a laptop or PC with a USB memory stick. Also on show will be VWS’ bin weighing system Enviroweigh and on-board weighing systems.

CTS and SFS exhibit together

Refuse vehicle hire company, Collett Transport Services (CTS) plans to share its show stand with parent company Specialist Fleet Services.

Gloucestershire based CTS provides nationwide municipal vehicle hire and maintenance services for the short and long term. Vehicles available from CTS include RCV’s, caged tippers, stillage vehicles, hook-loaders, top-loaders, food waste vehicles, box vans and more. It also provides total fleet support from contract maintenance, mobile repairs and roadside assistance through to vehicle refurbishment. The company has applied its 24/7 roadside assistance and recovery expertise to delivering a fast and efficient Spot Hire service.

SFS reports that it has won a major contract to renew the 122 vehicle fleet at Kettering Borough Council, as well as design the internal fit-out and running of the authority’s new workshop. SFS already operates workshops for councils across the UK including Weymouth & Portland, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council and Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

ISS cyclist safety system ‘could save lives’

Vehicle safety technology firm Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) plans to showcase its Cyclear cyclist warning display system. 

Cyclear is in operation across a number of local authority areas including Guildford Borough Council and London Borough of Sutton and has also been adopted by private operators such as Serco.

It comprises an illuminated sign and speaker to alert cyclists and vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left. The latest version also has an optional sequencing sensor that alerts the driver when a cyclist or pedestrian is approaching.

Cyclear from ISS

Cyclear from ISS

ISS director Gavin Thoday said: “Cyclear sensors filter out objects that aren’t moving from the rear to the front end of the vehicle. The result is that we have practically eliminated the false alarming that made other systems unreliable.”

ISS will also be demonstrating the LANlink remote download facility. This system saves vehicle operators time by downloading recorded camera footage from vehicles by wifi as soon as they return to the depot. The system also sends an automatic daily health report for each camera and recording device.

Services from RVS under the spotlight

Specialists in used and remanufactured waste collection transportation firm Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) plans to wow show goers with its new services.

It has a new short and long term leasing service with options to purchase at the end of life. RVS now also offers a national low loader service, complete with a professional driver, for the safe delivery and collection of vehicles weighing up to 44 tonnes. A low loader is the only legal way to transport vehicles that have no MOT.

Also on stand will be a 2008 Euro 5 Dennis Elite 2 with Phoenix 2 body and Terberg OmniDel Binlift.

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