Automatic loading and unloading of tugger trains enables growth
Manufacturing company restructures production and logistics
Manual work processes led to repetitive and unproductive activities at a manufacturer of electronic products.
Therefore, viastore implemented a flexibly expandable solution with lean processes and low space requirements: an automated loading and unloading of tugger trains.
The benefits are among others
- a reduction of manual effort by 70 %
- a decrease of 11 tons of load capacity per worker
- an error rate of 0 %
The viadat warehouse management system controls all processes: The worker removes a trolley filled with empty containers and pushes it into the automatic system. This guarantees a simple, ergonomic and safe transfer to the conveyor system.
Then the fully automated loading and unloading process of the container begins.
The load handling device guides the containers into a defined compartment of the trolley. As soon as the trolley is fully loaded it is made available for the employee.
viadat then assigns the trolley to a location of the tugger trailer. The worker pushes the trolley to the assigned location and confirms the successful loading process in the system. This ensures a minimal error rate.