A growing number of companies have recognised the potential of tugger train solutions and lean production without stacker trucks: tugger trains bring efficiency into intralogistics materials transport, either to group ground level transport movements over long distances or for high-frequency supplies to production lines.
STILL, the Hamburg intralogistics expert, offers the LiftRunner, a complete tugger train system consisting of a variety of frames and trolleys, in addition to various electric towing tractors. As well as pallet trolleys for large load carriers, small load carriers are increasingly being transported on rack trolleys. To expand the product range of tugger train components, STILL has therefore added a series of standardised rack trolleys with various equipment options, and has developed the STILL TrolleyMover 4W 15 battery-operated 4-way lift truck to load and unload LiftRunner frames.
The TrolleyMover 4W 15 is designed for loads up to 1.5 tons, and enables ergonomic, spacesaving load handling due to its easy manoeuvrability in all four driving directions. STILL says it developed the innovation together with customers to simplify and at the same time speed up loading and unloading LiftRunner B- and E-frames with matching STILL trolleys. It allows even heavy trolleys to be pushed into tugger train trailer frames without applying any manual effort. To ensure the safety of people and materials, an automatic opening and locking function secures the trolleys when using LiftRunner B- and E-frames. The TrolleyMover 4W 15 is also perfectly suitable for handling over-width loads in confined spaces. Due to its 4-way driving mode, the TrolleyMover4W 15 can turn through 360 degrees on the spot, and can also transport long goods even at right angles to the driving direction and over long distances.