Additional Information

ISO-standard modules

ISO modulesThe ZARGES modular system is based on ISO standard 3394, which specifies a basic size of 600 mm × 400 mm (23.6″ x 15.7″). This standard defines the dimensions (L × W 600 × 400 mm) for rigid, rectangular-shaped transport packaging.

ABS modules

ABSThe ISO-standard modules used by ZARGES are manufactured from ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic. ABS is a thermoplastic. Due to its organic constituents, ABS is resistant to inorganic media, lactic acids, lyes and aqueous saline solutions. Prolonged contact with organic solvents such as alcohol, acetone and benzine is not recommended. During the cleaning of ABS modules, a max. temperature of 212°F is possible for brief periods. The maximum constant temperature for cleaning is 185°F.

PC modules

PCZARGES PC modules are made from PC (polycarbonate) plastic. PC is a polyester. Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic which is naturally transparent but can be dyed. It is dimensionally stable and has high impact resistance. Polycarbonate is bio-compatible. Polycarbonate is resistant to diluted acids, oils and ethanol, but is not resistant to alkalis, concentrated acids, aromatic hydrocarbons or methanol. Only neutral cleaning agents should be used for cleaning. The use of abrasive scouring agents will scratch the surfaces. During the cleaning of PC modules, a max. temperature of 275°F is possible for brief periods. The maximum constant temperature for cleaning is 257°F.

Soft closing

soft closingThe drawers of ZARGES MPO carts are equipped with soft-closing telescopic rails. The soft-closing system reduces the speed at which the drawer is closed, cushioning the movement.

Notched rail

notched railUsed for the variable installation of telescopic rails. The metal rail, which has notches at intervals of 1 in. (25 mm), is screwed tightly to the inner wall of the cupboard. Variable installation without the use of tools facilitates height adjustment of the telescopic drawers.

Approval for the transportation of hazardous goods

hazardousSpecial hazardous goods packaging (also called ‘hazardous goods containments’) is used to transport hazardous liquids or solids safely by land, air or sea. Hazardous goods packaging requires a type approval which certifies that the containers are tested for leak-tightness and compliance with further specific requirements. In Germany, new approvals are granted exclusively by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung – BAM). ZARGES is a BAM-certified testing centre and as such, is authorized to test and document its own hazardous goods containments and to apply for approvals for them. ZARGES draws on many decades of know-how in the design and manufacture of hazardous goods packaging.


anodizationWhen it comes into contact with oxygen from the air, the surface of aluminum oxidizes. This dense layer of oxide immediately reforms when damaged and protects the metal underneath against corrosion. Under conditions of particular stress, surface protection can be improved even further by means of anodization. This material property contributes significantly to the long service life of ZARGES products. Anodization protects sensitive goods against aluminum abrasion and makes them more suitable for use in wash down facilities, thus preventing staining, e. g. of laundry.

Riveted joints

riveted jointsAll riveted joints are produced with full rivets. Where there are exceptionally high loads, high-strength rivets are used to ensure optimum durability at all times.

Safety stop system

Safety stopThe safety stop system prevents drawers with telescopic rails on MPOs tilting. The continuous locking bar prevents several drawers being pulled out at the same time.