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Automate tugger trains with STILL

Expertise from a single source

What’s vaguely referred to as ‘Industry 4.0’ in the sector often starts with individual automation solutions, such as driverless transport systems (DTS) and, specifically, automated tugger trains.

But what does the path to an automated tugger train look like in your company? Each tugger train automation is individual and depends on various factors, such as the floor, aisle widths, traffic situation, range of containers and the IT landscape. Initially this also involves the automation of individual routes or sub-areas in the process, such as driving or loading and unloading.


What level of automation is of interest to you?

We use our expertise to help you analyse your processes and identify automation potentials in order to set your company up for the future.

Automated driving

The tugger train covers the route automatically – loading and unloading are carried out manually.

Automatic load handling

The tugger train is driven manually – loading and/or unloading occur automatically.

Driving and automatic load handling

The tugger train covers the route automatically and is loaded and unloaded automatically.

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Requirements analysis

Our offer for the joint preparation of the concept and requirements specification

We answer the following question together with you: What potential for automation can be uncovered in your warehouse and production logistics – and what does your automation system ultimately have to achieve?

Result: an individual requirements specification based on your needs, which you can use for your invitation to tender. The requirements specification is the technical basis for your automation concept.

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Your path to an automated tugger train

As soon as we receive your request for a requirements analysis and contact you, you decide whether you would like to take advantage of our additional consulting services.
The services are carried out by experienced STILL intralogistics experts and include the following steps in detail:

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1. Sound database

  • On-site visit with inspection of the warehouse/production area
  • Analysis of your processes and transport data

Result: transparent and informative presentation of your material flow

2. Determination of your specific requirements

  • Identification of the automation potential based on your data
  • Analysis of the technical and economic feasibility of a DTS as well as automated warehouse and racking systems

Result: a recommendation for your automation approach

3. Preparation of the concept and requirements specification

  • Strong concept that we adopt together with you

Result: development of a functional requirements specification as the basis for implementation

You can find more information on the process of implementing your automated tugger train solution on our topic page: "The path to your automated tugger train".

 

 

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