A tugger train is an internal transport solution that optimizes the transport of materials within a company. This type of transport significantly supports just-in-time and just-in-sequence production. The tugs move trolley arrangements through the plant that can be individually loaded according to in-house requirements. For example, materials are transported efficiently to or from the processing machines or assembly stations, replacing supply by forklift trucks.

Advantages of
Route trains

  • Minimization of empty runs
  • different materials can be transported together at the same time
  • faster and safer compared to transport by forklift truck
  • with the virtual coupling and drawbar system, the train achieves
    train achieves excellent directional stability
  • low product costs
  • Savings of forklift and personnel costs
  • continuous throughput time optimization

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Tugger train vs. forklift truck:
Milkrun principle

The advantages are obvious: With the tugger train, several stations are supplied in one pass. With the forklift truck, on the other hand, each station must be approached individually. It is easy to calculate that this leads to an increased volume of traffic and significantly more distance driven - not least leading to increased wear and tear on the equipment and an increased risk of accidents.

With the tugger train, various requirements can be met via the flexibly attached wagons: In addition to different general cargo (pallets, Euroboxes, tons and much more), the trains can be put together individually for each round trip. During the delivery, the next train is already being loaded in the warehouse.

Via the LKE quick coupling, the tractor starts the next round directly after returning to the warehouse. The various compatible trailers are also significantly cheaper to purchase - and to maintain anyway. With up to 5 wagons, deliveries remain maximally flexible and can be adapted spontaneously to changing needs.

Optimum directional stability with LKE steering systems

For material supply with the tugger train, LKE has developed a trailer system on which the various common standard load carriers, such as Euro pallets or Euro boxes, can be transported.

In order to ensure the trailers' directional stability, they can be equipped with the virtual coupling/drawbar system.

Ergonomic & efficient:
Loading and unloading from both sides

The product solutions shown can be transported together and can be loaded and unloaded on both sides of the tugger train. This allows the train system to efficiently adapt to your operating requirements.

We plan your tugger train system

Would your company also like to benefit from the use of tugger trains? We would be happy to plan your tugger train solution together with you: Contact us, we will be happy to support you from the first thought to the running tugger train.

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