PRM manufacturer Baumann, has previewed its new purpose-built PRM transporter in a new video prior to the official launch at inter airport Europe 2017 (Oct 10-13, Stand F68).
The video shows the machine, the first GSE machine of its type to overcome the disadvantages of traditional modified ‘Ambulift’ vehicles, at the manufacturer’s Italian factory loading a wheelchair passenger and being raised to over eight meters.
Raising passengers smoothly and without a pantograph, stabilizers, mast or chains, PaxLift utilises three lifting columns to provide a smooth, safe lift, with fully hydraulic suspension for maximum comfort during driving. It’s design has already impressed Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is set to become the first customer, and the judges of the inter airport Europe Innovation awards, where it’s been shortlisted in the interRamp category.
“The evolution of PaxLift was a natural consequence of our earlier work in this field,” adds Klaus. “We began collaborating on ground support equipment when we worked with Lufthansa Leos and Catcon to produce the first sideloader-based trucks. Whilst this type of equipment is still on the market, our experience with raising and transporting materials led us to look at new and better ways of providing safer, smoother and more practical ways to transport PRM and VIP passengers.”
With a proud and distinguished history, combining generations of engineering expertise, modern craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation, Baumann believes their equipment has to present a high standard of quality. Standard trucks are fitted with a Stage 4 Final Diesel engine; electric trucks are also planned for next year.
“Our starting point for the PaxLift was comfort, convenience and reliability,” says Klaus. “Having exhibited at ground support equipment and airport passenger transport events on both sides of the Atlantic, the dedicated design and high lifting capacities (up to 2,000kg) has created surprisingly high interest. With a tighter turning circle, clearer view and smaller footprint, we believe we have the safest option available. Integrated suspension makes the operation fast and smooth, whilst the hydraulically powered steering axle ensures continuous reliability and performance.”
Baumann has almost 50 years of experience in development, design and production of industrial vehicles. Our award-winning industrial sideloaders are recognised around the world as brand leaders, offering exemplary performance.
Having exhibited at ground support equipment and airport passenger transport events on both sides of the Atlantic, the dedicated design and high lifting capacities (up to 2,000kg) has created surprisingly high interest for PaxLift.
Other key benefits include all wheel steer & integrated suspension; space for six wheelchair passengers with assistants, compact footprint, with a small turning radius and a modern, comfortable passenger experience.
The video is available at https://youtu.be/LiABWqLKhE0