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Bus system solutions

Toolkits for bus builders and bus design

Constellium’s specially devised toolkits and joining systems for bus builders enable manufacturers to build a whole superstructure and mount it on a given chassis.

EcoRange™

EcoRange bus solutions

EcoRange™ is a toolkit of standardized technical solutions, services and methods. It uses standard structural components and bolted connections based on long-term aluminium and composite design. To date, the EcoRange™ system has been used to build more than 35,000 buses.

The toolkit helps manufacturers reduce bus and coach body shell weight, thus lowering CO² emissions. Additionally, manufacturers achieve higher payloads and limit maintenance and repair costs, due to the durability and corrosion resistance of the material used.

EcoRange technical framework:

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    Bus superstructure

    Standardized aluminium extrusions of up to 600 mm wide with integrated T-slot channels for maximum flexibility
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    Aluminium castings and forged connection elements
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    Standard accessories
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    Large composite components
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    Cold joining of extrusions via bolted connections
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    Structural adhesive bonds between aluminium and composite elements
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    Limited used of rivets
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    Elimination of welding and drilling for assembly

Cold joining of extrusions via bolted connections

EcoRange™ associated services:

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    Individual adaptation of existing body designs to customers’ specific needs
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    Just-in-time supply of materials and components for prototype and series production
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    Technical and logistics support for prototype and series production
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    Implementation of maintenance and repair concepts
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    Finite element analysis (FEA) calculations and test support
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    Fabrication/machining of parts and components
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    Supply of completely knocked down (CKD) kits and complete sub-assemblies

Veraflex™

Veraflex™ is a joining system suitable for the superstructures of fire‑fighting or small/mid size buses and other vehicle types. It is based on standard structural components: extrusions, sheets and specific corner connections. With Veraflex™, customers receive:

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    A wide range of existing aluminium extrusions and accessories
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    Design for individual adaptation of the superstructure onto an existing chassis
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    Technical and logistics support for prototype and series production
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    Just-in-time supply of materials for series production
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    Assistance for maintenance and repair concepts
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    Supply of completely knocked down (CKD) kits and complete sub-assemblies
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    Fabrication/machining of parts and components
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    Support for finite elemente analysis (FEA) calculations and test

Key-fact

To date, the Constellium EcoRange™ system has been used in more than 35,000 buses.

Your contacts

All countries

Sales contact

Vito Melina

Tel.: +41 44 438 66 21

Extrusions
 

Max Hoegger-Strasse 6
P.O. Box 1812
CH-8048 Zürich
Switzerland

All countries

Technical contact

Gino Dallo

Tel.: +41 44 438 66 14

Extrusions
 

Max Hoegger-Strasse 6
P.O. Box 1812
CH-8048 Zürich
Switzerland

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Last update 14 September 2016 Back to top