Coupling and uncoupling is still a time-consuming, cost-intensive process and not without danger. Truck drivers have to pay attention to many details, which can take a long time and pose a risk to safety and health. According to the German Statutory Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung), professional drivers are particularly frequently affected by fall accidents; among other things, falling when getting into or out of the driver's cab can result in injuries.
As the world market leader for fifth wheel couplings and landing gears, JOST provides a particularly smart solution for the future of fifth wheel driving with the KKS automatic coupling system: the fifth wheel coupling, electric landing gear, connector and remote control components are combined to form an innovative overall system for the fifth wheel operation. JOST is thus taking a strong step towards highly automated, comfortable and safe logistics solutions and is playing its part in making autonomous driving a reality.
The SKS sensor coupling system monitors the locking status and the coupling height. In addition, the coupling can be opened pneumatically from the driver's cab by remote control. This eliminates unnecessary manoeuvring and handling for the operator on the truck - a real relief. Three sensors ensure optimum safety during coupling. Two of the sensors permanently monitor the locking status and display it in the driver's cab, a third sensor shows the correct coupling height in the driver's cab.
With the Modul E-Drive electric landing gear, JOST is setting new standard in terms of comfort, work safety and cost-effectiveness in the commercial vehicle industry: Physically strenuous hand cranking is no longer necessary, even if the landing gear is difficult to access. It proves particularly useful in tight manoeuvring conditions frequent coupling and uncoupling of the trailer. In addition to the proven JOST Modul quality, the Modul E-Drive has many other convincing features. It supports the operator and improves the the day-to-day availability of the truck fleet.
The JOST King Pin Finder supports the coupling process - for more safety, efficiency and comfort. By displaying a live camera image in the driver's cab of the truck when reversing, the coupling process is made much easier. The camera is integrated into the fifth wheel for optimum protection even under tough operating conditions. The intuitive handling of the system supports the driver when changing trailers. In combination with the sensor solutions, JOST offers the ideal safety package!
ROCKINGER also offers an intelligent driver assistance system that brings enormous relief and more safety: With the help of the ROCKINGER Drawbar Finder, the user receives simple assistance for coupling, which is particularly advantageous for rigid drawbar trailer operation. The visual guidance in two directions enables precise coupling, thus avoiding damage to the towing vehicle and trailer.
TRITRONIC is the trailer management system with radio remote control for heavy-duty transporters. Special transport vehicles are often equipped with hydraulic steering. Due to the extreme dimensions, additional steering is often necessary, which can be easily operated using the TRITRONIC remote control. After manual tracking, the vehicle must be aligned again with the tractor. This is done automatically with TRITRONIC!