ET - Efficient Technology
Slim design – economical overall concept
The ET series from Rosenbauer is built for municipal operations and combines tried and tested Rosenbauer technologies with a consistently efficient design. By standardizing the vehicles with variable designs and optional components, the ET series is able to provide fire departments across the world with vehicle technology and equipment that is precisely tailored to their operational situations. Great importance was placed upon providing an economical overall package. Optionally, the ET series is also compatible with common chassis (MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Scania, Renault and Rosenbauer Commander) of 12 to 20 tons on different wheel bases.
Proven Rosenbauer quality
Over 20 years of experience in aluminum technology and metal construction went into the ET. All components of the efficiently built municipal fire fighting vehicle are developed and manufactured at Rosenbauer – from the body module to the firefighting equipment. The integrated solutions are optimally coordinated for maximum performance, stability, and reliability to a certified level of quality. Rosenbauer sets new international standards with the body concept of the ET.
The profile-sandwich construction from aluminum sheeting makes the ET lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant. Laser-cut, folded edged aluminum sheets are processed in precisely defined, coordinated work processes. They are subsequently built into high-strength bodies with self-supporting and torsion-resistant aluminum and ribbed construction. This optimizes driveability, and the low superstructure weight enables a higher load volume. Recyclable materials are used primarily. The water tank is made from materials suitable for drinking water. It can be dismantled at any time in accordance with stipulations in tenders and standards.
Variable loading concepts
With the sophisticated and practical COMFORT stowage system, the ET facilitates easy, fast, and ergonomic removal of equipment. The system can be adapted at any time to suit the requirements of different operations. This makes the ET extremely flexible in terms of stowage and conversion. There are three different options available in the area of full height lockers:
- The ET with full height lockers and full height locker steps for plenty of storage space
- The ET with full height locker with roller shutters for even more storage space
- The ET without full height locker
Original crew cab
The ET crew cab consists of the original crew compartment of the respective chassis manufacturer and is also available as a single cabin version.
Everything under control
The Rosenbauer ET offers different ways to efficiently and safely operate the vehicle and equipment:
- Electronic operation: The operator communicates with the vehicle and the installed devices via the LCS 2.0.
- Manual operation: Rosenbauer aims for a uniform operating concept in all vehicles. Thus, the emergency crews can navigate each Rosenbauer fire engine efficiently via manual operation. Optionally, a pump pressure governor with LCS 2.0 is available.
Efficiency in operations
Firefighting equipment is a core competency of Rosenbauer. More than 100 years of experience and the accumulated expertise of the leading manufacturer of firefighting equipment has been put into the pumps and systems of the ET. All firefighting-related components are developed, manufactured and integrated into the vehicle superstructure directly by Rosenbauer. The ET can hold a water tank with a capacity from 1,000 to 5,500 liters, depending on the wheelbase of the chassis.
Combined normal and high pressure pump
The ET is optionally fitted with high-quality Rosenbauer normal and high pressure pumps. The robust, reliable N/NH25 and N/NH 45 built-in pumps are easy to use and can be adapted specifically to the chassis, the environment, and the operator. The performance range of the normal pressure pumps reaches from 2500 l/min up to 4500 l/min in suction operation. The high pressure pumps provide up to 400 l/min at 40 bar, dependent on the corresponding power takeoff.
FIXMIX foam proportioning system
Optionally, the FIXMIX, a mechanically-operated, fully integrated around-the-pump foam proportioning system can ensure optimal fire fighting foam. This adjusts to the pump output and pump pressure and is completely maintenance-free. On the normal pressure side, up to three different fixed preset proportioning ratios can be selected.
AQUAMATIC direct injection foam proportioning system
Optionally, the ET can be fitted with the water-operated AQUAMATIC direct injection proportioning system. Up to three different proportioning rates can be selected for each feeder via the double-piston pump with Venturi foam inductors on the discharge outlet. In the normal pressure range, a 0.5% proportioning ratio is also available. The water power is self-regulating, so that the necessary amount of foam compound is always available at both normal and high pressure. The AQUAMATIC direct injection foam proportioning system provides foaming agent volumes of up to 24 l/min.
RM24 roof turret
Optional features of the ET also include a manual roof turret. The RM 24 impresses with a maximum output of up to 3,000 l/min at 10 bar. The turret is characterized by comfortable operation, a large throw range of 70 m at 10 bar, easy quantity and stream pattern adjustment, and numerous other options. The optional foam branch pipe with deflector can be fixed or swivel-mounted.
Innovations for an even better view
The ET is optionally equipped with the innovative LED lighting concept from Rosenbauer. The LED lighting technology provides light where it is needed. Daylight-like conditions are created in conjunction with underfloor, environmental, and equipment compartment lighting as well as the light mast. LED lighting does not create glare and is extremely energy-efficient. Natural color perception, less shadowing, and homogeneous illumination of the whole scene facilitates working during twilight hours or at night.