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A multidirectional sideloader for challenging environments

HUBTEX Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
Thursday, 6 Apr 2017 ( #815 )
Hubtex DS27 transports profiles of up to 6 metres in length
Alu-Point, a company that sells and processes aluminium, non-ferrous metal and plastics, handles plates, tubes, bars and profiles at its warehouse in Harsum, Germany. By switching from standard frontloaders and warehouse dollies to the DS27, a multidirectional sideloader supplied by Hubtex, the company benefits from safer handling and more efficient processes when transporting long goods.

Flexible delivery times and a diverse product portfolio – Alu-Point’s material-flow requirements are clearly defined. With a workforce of 40, the company adopts a just-in-time approach to supply its clients from the mechanical engineering, moulding equipment, automotive, aviation and medical technology industries with high-quality materials. A year ago, Alu-Point started using
Hubtex’s DS27 multidirectional sideloader to handle the primary material used by production machinery and for order picking. "Before introducing the new forklift, we had been using a conventional forklift in combination with auxiliary equipment such as warehouse dollies to organise the material flow in our warehouse. The DS27 made handling much simpler, and it’s also highly versatile," reports Alu-Point Managing Director Thorsten Otte.

The sideloader is equipped with elastic tyres as standard
The DS 27 offers a maximum load capacity of 2.7 t

The three-wheel fourway stand-up sideloader handles profiles measuring up to six metres in length and boasts a maximum load capacity of 2.7 tonnes, for instance. With a width of 1.2 metres, the DS27 can also be deployed in narrow aisles to load materials into racks at heights of up to 6.1 metres, with easy and safe operation ensured. The DS27 comes with elastic tyres as standard, offering universal application on a range of surfaces. The vehicle’s load-side dual revolving wheel system also reduces wear and tear. Hubtex’s multidirectional steering system allows the vehicle to be driven forwards, backwards, sideways, in a circle and diagonally, enabling Alu-Point to enjoy the benefits of maximum agility and optimal ease of use.

Ergonomic relief for staff

"When opting for Hubtex, the aspects of ergonomics and safety were a particularly important factor in our decision. The health of our employees is very important to us, and that’s why we appreciate the low-floor cabin design of the DS27," says Otte. Drivers can get in and out of the cabin quickly and easily thanks to the step being just 42 cm high. The stand-up cabin features an adjustable back rest designed to help take the strain out of work. Occupational safety is also guaranteed. Hubtex has installed a pressure-sensitive plate in the floor of the cabin that only allows the vehicle to be operated when a driver is inside. In contrast to conventional dead man’s switches, this design significantly reduces the strain placed on the driver’s foot and leg.

For more information please contact:

HUBTEX Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

Mr. Michael Röbig
P: +49-661-8382-219
E: send an email
SF: view the Hubtex ShopFront

Industriepark West
Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 8
36041 Fulda, Germany

About us
HUBTEX has taken a leading position in the materials handling equipment and logistics market for many years. HUBTEX take over where the manufacturers of standard products finish. Core business of our company is the manufacture of customized industrial trucks, side loaders and special equipment for handling difficult and bulky goods. In manufacturing and distribution the world over our machines are designed to facilitate the efficient material flow and  turnover of goods, even in very narrow aisles. Our trucks are tailor-made to exactly match the end users specific needs and characterized by their longevity and funcionality. Our concepts are characterized by highest flexibility and functionality, as the case may be.
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