ALPAS was patented and introduced to the firefighting industry in 1998. This was a revolution in vehicle construction for fire brigades and over the next 20 years, the ALPAS superstructure system has established itself on the market and has become a benchmark. The latest generation of ALPAS succeeds the previous ALPAS models ALPAS I, ALPAS II, ALPAS C and ALPAS II ZOR.
Competitors tried to produce similar systems for the construction of fire fighting vehicles after the market introduction – however ALPAS still remains unrivalled. ALPAS impresses with its enormous flexibility, very high stability and excellent quality. Ziegler is convinced of the quality of the ALPAS superstructure system and even offers a 12-year additional guarantee for the superstructure. This is absolutely unique in the industry. The ALPAS system has been sold more than 10,000 times worldwide.
Good reasons to choose ALPAS
Among other things, ALPAS is characterized by its extreme stability. The aluminum panel system is so stable that it does not even deform under multiple extreme loads. It is a stable construction concept that meets the requirements of the application at all times. The outstanding features of aluminum in combination with the extremely high bending and distortion-resistant panel shape result in a stable load base. This offers almost limitless flexibility, optimum corrosion protection and perfect processing. The distortion-resistant body acts on the chassis frame and allows plenty of space for loading. Due to the 20 µ eloxal coating, the superstructure is particularly corrosion-resistant and abrasion-resistant. The optimal surface protection is ensured by applying the coating after cutting and profile processing is complete.
If the product is so good already – why does it still have to be improved?
One of ZIEGLER’s promises is the consistent further development and improvement of products. This ensures that even successful products and systems are constantly being questioned and improved. It is very important for ZIEGLER to meet or even exceed the current and future needs and requirements of customers worldwide.
Of course this also requires them to take a closer look at the proven ALPAS system. Nowadays, topics such as energy efficiency and sustainability also play a huge role in the development of a new product. The engineers at the ZIEGLER Group have taken ALPAS to the next level by taking into account practical experience, customer feedback and the latest trends and technologies.
How has the new ALPAS been developed?
The development process was accompanied by continuous calculations as well as internal and external test procedures. Among other things, virtual simulations that correspond to the latest state of the art were used for this purpose. Therefore, ALPAS was developed using the latest and most modern technologies.
In order to obtain realistic results, ALPAS was also subjected to various physical tests. It was tested on long distances as well as on various test grounds.
Therefore not only the material properties, stability and longevity, but also all possible vehicle and body configurations were tested. In addition to fulfilling customer requirements, ZIEGLER also focused on not only meeting but exceeding current national and international standards. For the user and the customer it means that they acquire a tested and certified body system that has passed all practical tests with flying colors.
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