‘Tugger’ can handle wide range of trailer types
Tugger-type E’gv (Egemin guided vehicle) is equipped with a hitch to transport different types of loads on trailers in logistic and production environments. Off-the-shelf tuggers can handle a wide range of trailer types similar to loads traditionally towed by manually driven tow tractors. A typical application consists of a regular loop with set stops. Every tugger is assigned a set of consecutive stops at which operators can add or remove trailers or loads before releasing tugger to proceed to next stop. List of stops is freely configurable at any time. Reaches speeds up to 300 ft. per minute. Single drive tows up to 10,000 lbs.; dual drive tows up to 35,000 lbs. Laser safety device ensures that tugger maneuvers safely around people and equipment. Egemin Automation Inc., Holland, Mich.