Flexible Vehicle Loading / Unloading Bendy Boom
Flexible Vehicle Loading / Unloading Bendy Boom

Different vehicle profiles? Same equipment module… Flexible Vehicle Loading and Unloading with SOVEX Bendy Boom

The patented, award winning SOVEX Bendy Boom has a front boom which declines to -25°, enabling Distribution sites to load and unload vehicles of different sizes or profiles with the same module and loading bay.  From small collection vans to lorries, containers and deep trailers; this flexible solution can handle 1200 loads per hour and be easily integrated with ancillary conveyors inside the facility.  Designed to minimise Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), the operator can select the correct ergonomic height of the boom to suit their operation.

*Winner of the Design and Innovation Award 2012

SOVEX Bendy Boom provides the following benefits

  • Load and unload trailers & transit vans using the same dock & machine
  • Ergonomic height adjustment through an articulating 1.8m front boom, declining to -25°
  • Retracts into a compact footprint providing clear access to front of machine
  • Reduces vehicle turnaround time by up to 30%
  • Minimises manual handling by up to 30%
  • Designed with strategically located, front boom controls
  • Safe and easy to service and maintain through strategically located access panels
  • Capable of loading & unloading a wide range of profiles – loose loads, boxed goods and large unconventionally shaped items

Performance Data of the SOVEX Bendy Boom

Extend / Retract Time60 seconds from fully retracted to fully extended & vice-versa
Transportation DirectionLoading and Unloading
Transportation Speed30 m/min98.42 ft/min
Load Capacity50 kg/m34 lb/ft
Closed Length6,000 … 7,500 mm19.69 … 24.61 ft
Extended Length12,000 … 15,000 mm37.37 … 49.21 ft
Belt Width600 / 800 / 1000 mm1.96 / 2.62 / 3.28 ft
Top of Belt Heightmin. 800 mm   min. 2.62 ft

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