The LiftLiner®, an agile and compact tugger train for higher efficiency in intralogistics
Jungheinrich is expanding its product portfolio with the LiftLiner® tugger train system, which allows carts to be loaded and unloaded from both sides. For this purpose, Jungheinrich will cooperate with K.Hartwall, a Finnish based global logistics solutions company, who has many years of expertise supplying load carriers.
Up to eight daughter carts on the LiftLiner® trailer system can be coupled with Jungheinrich electric tow tractors of the EZS series 1, 3 and 5. "The tugger system is an innovative and effective tugger solution with an incomparably compact design," says Matthias Maurin, Head of the Tow Tractor Product Segment at Jungheinrich. The patented steering offers a tight turning radius and excellent manoeuvrability. High safety and ergonomics during use are key features of the system.
LiftLiner® special tilting technology makes it possible to ergonomically load and unload the trolleys on either side. With the tugger trains unique functionality, flexible and efficient production supply can be implemented in companies of any size. The solution also proves advantageous in the logistics and shipping sectors. "The user-friendly, lean solution helps streamline processes and significantly reduces costs," says Maurin. "Multiple transports significantly reduce staff and vehicle deployment."
In total, customers in Europe can choose from four different dimensions of the LiftLiner®, whereby both industrial and Euro pallets can be accommodated. Load units weighing up to 1,000 kilograms can be transported. At the same time, the tugger trains enable the consistent further development of fully automated solutions: As an option, the LiftLiner® can also be towed by Jungheinrich's automated EZS 350a tractor. In addition to efficiency gains, the LiftLiner® tugger trains also offers a clear ecological advantage by reducing overall energy consumption through transport bundling and avoiding empty runs as the trains are mostly operated in Milk Run mode.
"We are pleased about the cooperation with Jungheinrich. Our joint customers get competence and quality from a single source," says Frank Haltermann, Product Owner at K.Hartwall. At the same time, LiftLiner® customers can rely on the usual professional Jungheinrich service: A strong team of over 5,700 after-sales service technicians worldwide ensures that all intralogistics processes run reliably around the clock.
K.Hartwall Oy Ab is a global specialist in load carriers with headquarters and innovation centre in Söderkulla, Finland, sales offices in 20 countries and customers in 65 countries. For almost 100 years, K.Hartwall has been shaping the future of logistics through innovative solutions. The company has focused on the logistics, retail and shipping industries as well as the automotive industry.