Custom rail chassis and electric motor create perfect combo for Valet & Ott

Valet & Ott Sennebogen

Schlueter for construction machinery delivered a new SENNEBOGEN electric material handling machine to Valet & Ott in Freiberg for handling bulk goods by the ton in the port.

With its built-in electric drive, this 835 E is not only low on operating costs, but also features a customized rail chassis, which was specially adapted to the rails already available in the port at the customer’s request.

Valet & Ott Group

In 1926, company founders August Valet and August Ott laid the foundation for the medium-sized family company, Valet & Ott, with the first gravel plant in Freiberg am Neckar.

The Valet & Ott Group operates gravel works in Baden-Württemberg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Saxony for the production of high-quality concrete aggregate and road building materials.

The focus of production is on the manufacturing of high-quality gravel, grit and sand products.

In addition to the products, the company offers has established itself in the areas of logistics, building material monitoring, building inspections, structural and civil engineering and as a collection point for unpolluted excavation material.

Overall, Valet & Ott employs almost 300 people at 38 locations, with its head office being in Freiberg am Neckar, where around 150,000 tons of material are delivered by ship every year.

Friendly and efficient

The 835 E from SENNEBOGEN is responsible for loading and unloading ships and material handling, including truck loading, at Valet & Ott in Freiberg.

The built-in, 200 kW electric motor allows the material handler to work with high performance in combination with low consumption, which ensures fast work cycles when loading and unloading—an economical and environmentally friendly solution.

Its robust design, due to particularly low-wear and durable machine components, makes the 835 E ideal for continuous operation and protects the machine from longer downtimes.

In addition, SENNEBOGEN claims that the electric excavator is particularly easy to maintain.

With the E series installation at the rear of the superstructure, easy and safe access to the electrical components is guaranteed. A non-slip tread also protects the machine operator from accidents during maintenance work.

Specially equipped rail chassis

The rail chassis of the SENNEBOGEN 835 E electric excavator at Valet & Ott is a special feature that enables the machine to move on the existing contact rails in the port.

A hydraulically driven rail undercarriage from the 835 E series was selected and adapted to the track width of the rails.

In order to be able to accommodate the existing electrical box for controlling the sliding contacts, the undercarriage of the electric excavator was equipped with lifts and a bracket. The mechanical connection between the rails and the excavator was carried out by the customer service specialists from Schlueter for construction machinery .

“One of the main reasons for purchasing the electric excavator was the adapted rail chassis,” said Marco Moradian, manager at Valet & Ott. “We had massive problems before and other manufacturers were unable to offer us a satisfactory solution.”

Reliability and performance convinces

The SENNEBOGEN 835 E electric excavator has now been in service at the port of Valet & Ott for almost three years.

“When we made the purchase, we looked at several products and SENNEBOGEN had the machine that convinced us the most,” explained Moradian. “In addition to adapting to our rail portal, we also had a few requirements in terms of radius and lifting power, and the SENNEBOGEN 835 E electric excavator was the machine that fitted best.”

The machine from Schlueter für Baumaschinen was delivered by area sales manager Michael Köhnlein. The medium-sized family company sees itself not only as a dealer, but also as a service provider who prides itself on long-term customer satisfaction.