Driverless transport systems for higher efficiency

Whether in the single application or as a fleet: TRAPO answers and optimizes with its portfolio "Driverless Transport Systems" any requirements for material flow in production and warehouse.

Some speak of automated guided vehicles, others prefer the abbreviation AGVs, and yet other autonomous transport systems. The aim is to streamline processes in production and logistics, increase safety and humanize workplaces.

As a flexible alternative to conventional conveyor technology, transport systems that automatically control production and storage optimize the transport of materials and parts and can be adapted to your tasks by means of special superstructures such as lifting function, conveyor system or HRI robots.

Data management tools also enable concrete networking with customers, partners and suppliers.

Driverless transport systems used in combination

As TRAPO Transport Shuttle (TTS series) and TRAPO Warehouse Shuttle (TWS series) the driverless transport systems work together and can be used in combination: for precise, time-saving transfers and optimal use of the storage area. The TRAPO Warehouse Lift (TWL) picks up the TWS to store and retrieve products or load carriers on different levels.



  • Different versions, carrying loads and speeds
  • Everything from one source: no interfaces, one mechanical structure, one control system
  • Modular design
  • Increase in capacity via additional TTS, TWS and TWL

Driverless transport systems with body: TRAPO Transport Shuttle (TTS series)

By replacing conventional conveyors with AGVs, companies create permanently more usable space — whereby the distances can be programmed according to demand. The TTS series is highly flexible: TTS drive to conveyor lines and take over individual loads or loads on load carriers, such as pallets.

As standard the TRAPO Transport Shuttle transports loads up to 2000kg within the production process, higher loads on request. The TTS can be flexibly configured according to a modular principle: Sizes, energy transmission and storage as well as drive and navigation can be combined as required. The TTS can run through up to two shifts in production.

Automation and thus the replacement of floor-bound conveyors by automated guided vehicles is therefore recommended for every production and every industry.



  • Standard up to 2000kg, higher loads on request
  • Autonomous navigation – more useable space
  • Replaces and complements fixed conveyor systems – for more space and flexibility
  • Mecanum wheels enable surface-directional movement
  • Modular system design for flexible configurations
  • Customer-specific structures
  • Conquers spatial levels with vertical conveyor


Mobile revolution with 6 axes: TTS Series with HRI robot

With the flexible TTS plus HRI robot, TRAPO AG makes visions of the future come true for production: the highest possible mobility of the TTS series on the one hand, combined with a safe, collaborating robot on the other.

The application of the mobile, collaborating robot also includes tailor-made grippers; their development is one of the core competences of TRAPO AG. The duo offer enormous added value, because the mobile HRI robot relieves the employee as an additional hand exactly where it is needed: It conveys, (de-)palletizes, forms perfect layers and packs.

The mobile HRI robot orients itself on the way and in the target position via the scanners of the automated guided vehicle system. If necessary, the HRI robot can adjust itself to the correct position with the help of image processing at the respective workstation before carrying out its actual task.



  • High payload in relation to the reach: for example, the HRI 6-axis robot has a payload of 12kg with an action radius of 1300mm; a repeatability of +/- 0.1 mm and is 1m/s fast
  • 12kg as permissible weight on the robot hand — when using a suction gripper, this corresponds to up to ten kilograms
  • Easy programming of the robot by manual guidance of the robot hand
  • TTS, HRI robot plus gripper, gripper changing systems on request

For system in high-bay storage: TRAPO Warehouse Shuttle (TWS SERIES)

At the high-bay warehouse, one or more TRAPO Warehouse Shuttles take over products or complete load carriers, such as pallets, as required. The TRAPO Warehouse Lift (TWL) picks up the TWS in order to store and retrieve products on different levels in the warehouse aisles via a rail system.

The performance speaks for itself: The TWS travels three metres per second in the high bay at an acceleration rate of 1.5m/s² and completes the cycle of extending, gripping and retracting rapidly - in a maximum of three seconds.

Energy is supplied either by rechargeable batteries or powercabs, charging is preferably done on the lifting device or via a charging point in the aisle. The racking system is modular and flexibly expandable. Consequently, the performance can be significantly increased at any time by additional TWS and further, easily integrated lifting devices.



  • Reception of the TWS by the TWL for storage and retrieval on different rack levels
  • Modular shelving system, flexibly expandable
  • Designed as standard for a payload of 35kg, other versions on request
  • For load carriers like pallets up to 1200kg, higher loads on request
  • Charging takes place on the TWL, alternatively via a charging point in the aisle
  • Increased performance through additional TWS and further TWL


Efficient and safe: The TRAPO Warehouse Lift (TWL)

Between the shelves of the high bay are corridors in which the TWS operate. They are controlled by the TRAPO Warehouse Lift through the aisle to put products or load carriers into and out of the racks.

The TWL picks up the TWS and its freight, thus overcoming different levels.

A combination that uses the maximum storage capacity through automation, saves costs in the long term, avoids sources of error and enables an efficient working method.

In one variant, the TRAPO vertical conveyor is also used to overcome height differences within buildings.



  • Flexible storage and retrieval at different shelf levels
  • Automated high-bay storage for optimum space utilization
  • Charging of the TWS preferable on the TWL