Thanks to its teams and tools specializing in metal processing, Valmétal has used its knowledge to manufacture machineries. Starting with sweepers, Valmétal is also able to meet specific needs with the construction of special machines. Valmétal is now also working on 100% electric chassis, allowing it to manufacture various electric vehicles by adding specific equipments.
From development to manufacture, Valmétal designs the entire sweeper on a recognized truck chassis. The bodyshell and various equipments are produced and assembled on a truck chassis chosen by the client, according to the desired options and with advices of our design office. Listening to the customer and its adaptability to tailor-made, make Valmétal a renowned sweeper manufacturer who has succeeded among the leaders of the sector. Thanks to its expertise, Valmétal was able to develop its own hydrostatic gearbox specially dedicated to the manufacture of the Bal’Hydro range sweepers.
Here are the various major parts built by Valmétal, essential for the construction of the sweeper on chassis:
The hydrostatic gearbox
Developed by our teams, the hydrostatic gearbox was designed to avoid the addition of an auxiliary motor on the sweeper. It allows for the normal use of the box at heavyweight speed at the top of the foot, and its activation during working time allows to switch to hydrostatic advance mode and hydraulic scanning functions. The advantage of this technology is that it can save fuel and therefore reduce pollution.
The false chassis
Added to the truck chassis, the false chassis allows to accommodate various equipments that make up the sweeper.
Crankcase and Turbine Set
It’s the essential element for the sweeper to suck waste and rubble, its power varies from 18 700 m3/h for smaller models and can go up to 35 000 m3/h for larger ones.
Characterizes the body of the sweeper, it covers and protects the different organs of the sweeper. With a waste tank with a capacity of 5,5m3 up to 15,5m3.
Nozzles, brushes and brooms
The addition of each cleaning element is designed according to the needs of each and the final use of the sweeper.
Can range from 1800L for smaller machines to 4850L for larger sweepers.
In 2015, Valmétal wants to expand its knowledge by developing electric vehicles. At the beginning of this project, Valmétal built a rolling base that was designed to support 2,000 kg of equipment and payload. Equipped with a Li-ion battery, chassis is modular to suit the different configurations of each model.
In a spirit of innovation and research and development, Valmétal is developing a range of electric vehicles dedicated to cleanliness. Valmétal wants to promote French manufacturing, conceptualizes, manufactures and assembles its products in its premises in Haute-Saône.
The special machines
Valmétal is capable of responding to specific requests for certain special machines. The client and our study office analyze together the feasibility of a project and then Valmétal develops it according to the client’s expectations.
Examples of achivements
12,000 liters washing machine
High pressure washing kit
Integrated with a tractor’s chassis, the kit has a pressure of 200 bar to 200 liters/minute
Directed to the left or right, it allows sweeping on a width of 1,90m