Expert trailer manufacturer Van Eck offers high quality and reliable air cargo vehicles under Eckspress Series for temperative and time sensitive vaccines and pharmaceuticals.
Manufactured its first air cargo vehicles in 1983, Van Eck has an extensive engineering experience to offer various superstructure with multiple main deck aircargo pallet loading options. Today, Van Eck air cargo semi-trailers are produced with the latest technology and highest precision to enable safe, reliable and fast air cargo transportation.
Especially in FNA and FRC certified air cargo vehicles in the Eckpress series are stand out with their superior floor construction suitable for forklift operations, full chassis construction with steel king-pin plate, innovative and state of the art Van Eck Roller Conveyor System with stainless steel rollers and automated driving system, high quality wet-in-wet panels with high insulation value, and thermal sensors embodied in the body to avoid any risk of damage.
Van Eck FNA and FRC air cargo vehicles are also certified according to EU Commission Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) of medicinal products for human use which are based on Article 84 and Article 85b(3) of Directive 2001/83/EC which lay down the provisions for distribution of medicines in the EU with certificates approved by Pharma/GDP authorities.
As quality, as well as the speed is the key in the Covid-19 vaccine distribution, Van Eck helps its customers to fulfill the requirements of CEIV Pharma Standards (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics) as well.
Strong Chassis and Floor Design for Uninterrupted Operations
The Van Eck air cargo vehicles are designed to meet and overcome the demanding, heavy air-cargo pallet loading and unloading operations.
The superior heavy duty floor construction provides the solid base for the whole upper structure, which enables you to carry forklift operations within the vehicle, even in the king-pin section.
Last but not least, as in the automotive industry, the complex body-to chassis marriage process is studied meticulously with computer-aided simulations and road tests to ensure your vehicle always performs its best.
Van Eck’s State of the Art Roller Bed System
Expert trailer manufacturer Van Eck is the only trailer manufacturer to design and produce its own roller beds with reliability and lifespan in mind and is in full compliance with Lufthansa Technical Specifications.
The modular Van Eck roller beds are designed in-house with full aluminum frame for even load distribution and operational ease. The aluminum frame is 300 mm wide and each component has been separated with aluminum separators. These aluminum separators increase the compression strength which increases the conveyor systems’ load bearing capacity. The aluminum separators also prevent any dirt to enter the air canal.
Besides the aluminum frame, the roller bed system consists of four rows of pneumatic roller conveyors with twin airbags and twin rollers – each roller 40 mm wide and with 50 mm diameter across the floor for smooth loading and unloading operations of heavy air-cargo pallets.
Each roller has two bearings instead of one to minimize friction for smoother loading and unloading operations. The wheels are larger than standard making it easier for air cargo pallets to more easily slide during loading and unloading operations.
Furthermore, the rollers are also offered with galvanized or stainless steel options. The stainless steel rollers offer optimum hygiene in insulated air cargo vehicles as there is no room for oxidation and they are perfect for disinfection during pharma transportation.
Only Roller Bed System with Automated Driving Unit
Van Eck Trailers is the only trailer manufacturer that can offer an automated driving system to maximize operational health and safety.
As Lufthansa technical requirements inquire to minimize manual work during the loading and unloading operations, Van Eck engineering team developed an automated driving unit that is fully integrated with the Van Eck Roller Conveyor System. The automated driving unit is also designed to be operational on its own with the internal battery and extra air tank.
Depending on your cargo, the required number and position of the automated driving unit system are determined by the Van Eck engineering team to make sure to minimize the necessary manpower when loading and unloading the high and heavy air cargo pallets.
Superior Insulation Quality with High Load Factor Options
Van Eck produced its first air-cargo semi-trailer in 1983 and the company’s extensive experience in air-freight transportation results in a unique box construction with wet-in-wet panels that provide high quality isolation performance. Wet-in-wet panels are produced with polyurethane which has high insulation value and with the latest technology and highest precision to minimize Total Cost of Ownership.
Van Eck also provides versatile main deck air cargo pallet loading options including 4 x 3.000 mm for FNA certified vehicles. Van Eck engineering team can also adjust the internal height of your vehicle according to your load and operational needs in accordance with regulations.
To reduce empty trips hence reducing operational costs as well as impact on the environment, Van Eck Eckpress Series are also offered with double deck and roller conveyor system cover plate options to enable you to carry various loads per trip.
Van Eck focuses on Occupational Health and Safety
Addition to the operational ease and efficiency, Van Eck focuses on occupational health and safety as well.
To avoid any occupational health and safety risk, the rollers can be fully lowered under the floor after completing loading and unloading operations.
The safety of the ground operators and drivers is maximized with the auto down function, different roller control unit options, integrated pallet stoppers, 400 mm long drop pattern stainless steel, working lamp and roof lamp options.
Furthermore, Van Eck provides security options for TAPA TRS certification to make sure that you are 100% accountable RFS provider.
About the Product Range of Van Eck Trailers
Expert trailer manufacturer Van Eck offers precise and high-quality vehicles by listening to its customers with sustainability as the driving force. Today, Van Eck’s product range consists of 5 categories, respectively, Eckstreme, Eco Co2mbi, Eckcellent, Eckspress, and Eckspert Series.
Eckstreme: Firstly introduced in 2003, Van Eck Twin Deck Trailers enables 40% CO2 emissions decrease by providing 60% more loading capacity. With Twin Deck trailer, Van Eck acquired the Top 3 in Trailer Innovation 2005 Awards.
Eco Co2mbi: Producing its first Long Heavy Vehicle (LHV) in 2004, Van Eck’s Ecko Co2mbi series enables sustainable transport by decreasing CO2 emissions by 40%. Within Ecko Co2mbi Series, Van Eck can build any LHV Combination, including LHV’s with twin deck.
Eckspress: Eckspress Series Aircargo Vehicles is the reliable solution for aircargo and airline companies by offering Roller Conveyor System that enables safe and reliable road freight services and has double deck system to increase load factor.
Eckcellent: Eckcellent Series Distribution Vehicles offers tailor-made transport solutions for your day and night operations. Eckcellent Series are built with reinforced upperstructure for long product-life cycle.
Eckspert: The introduction of airport equipment under the Eckspert series was made in 2003. With Van Eck’s Eckspert series, Van Eck design and manufacture very special vehicles that completely address the very special transport challenge of its customers.