The TRAPO Loading System TLS 3600 is a fully automated logistics solution for the efficient, cost-effective and safe loading and unloading of trucks and containers with pallets. With this cross-industry solution TRAPO AG closes the gap between warehouse and loading ramp and proves once again its overall system competence. On the TRAPO homepage interested parties have the possibility to access detailed information about TLS and its advantages. The informative 3D animation shows in detail the loading and unloading with the TLS 3600.
In function and design the TRAPO Loading System TLS 3600 is already patent- applied for: The space-saving car loader is only 4.30 metres long, only 1.30 metres high and can carry up to 3.6 tonnes payload per row. Comparable products are much longer and less mobile. As an option, the TLS can be placed on rails and thus moves at right angles to the loading axis, thus enabling it to serve several lifts. It can be integrated into any production, storage and sequencing system. Depending on the requirements, several TLS operate simultaneously in one loading zone. In order that the car loader can also be used in high-care areas such as the food industry, pharmaceutical industry and medical technology, TRAPO AG also offers all components in stainless steel.
Sequence of the pallet handling
The loading of trucks and containers with pallets takes place in four sequences. First, pallets are placed in rows next to each other on the stationary part of the TLS. Then the mobile loading unit picks up the rows and transports them into a truck or container. At the loading ramp, the TLS not only automatically compensates for height differences — it navigates autonomously, bypasses any obstacles that occur and also compensates for differences at the ramp. Unloading then takes place in exactly reverse order. In this way, the car loader reduces the loading time of a 13-metre-long trailer with a capacity of 33 pallets to around 15 minutes.
"As a partner in industrial automation, we develop complete-line concepts to anticipate the needs of intralogistics. The TLS closes a safety gap and increases efficiency", explains Dr. Stefan Kurtenbach, Technical Director Design / R&D TRAPO AG.