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FEIL tugger train system

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Lean production according to schedule.

Intelligent intralogistics, which optimally coordinate warehouse management and
internal material transport, create the conditions for lean production processes and increasing productivity within your company. Lean production uses the available resources more efficiently, saves time, travel and costs, Increases occupational safety and, last but not least, improves the quality of work and products.

The FEIL tugger train system is a versatile, high-performance instrument with which you can implement a lean production concept in your company. FEIL tugger
trains optimise the overall process of material and goods transport, from storage to handling in the workplace through to delivery. This cuts down forklift operations for the supply of points of consumption, for example, by up to 80 percent compared to conventional parts logistics.

FEIL tugger trains can adapt themselves in tight spaces to almost any storage conditions and production landscape. From shuttles fitted as standard through to
customized models, anything is possible. As experts in intralogistics, we can offer you tailor-made solutions from consulting through planning to realisation.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Tailor-made lean production concepts
  • Simplification and optimisation of the flow of materials
  • Combined supply and disposal in each transport journey
  • Fewer empty runs and reduced handling costs
  • Forklift truck operations reduced by up to 80%
  • Increased safety in your company
  • For large and small load carriers can be transported

The demand-controlled supply of points of consumption and the combination of supply and disposal in each transport journey signalise lean manufacturing with tugger trains. Th origin of this system is in the so-called milk run principle whereby the English and American milk boys would only leave as many new milk bottles by the door as they found empty bottles.

System Advantages

Achieve your goals with a FEIL tugger train system.

At FEIL, the implementation of a lean production concept occurs in four steps.
First, we analyse the material flows and value streams in your company together
with you and develop an initial planning proposal. We then visualise the possibilities and alternatives for routes, means of transportation and warehouse organisation so that you can track the entire logistics chain and your goods movements with a bird‘s eye view. Once we have found your model for success, we implement it for you. From plastic containers through wire carts, tugger trains, pallets and large load carriers to towing equipment – we offer you complete
solutions all in one place.

1. Analysis

Investigation of the actual status provides the data basis for the initial planning. Opportunities for improvement and potential savings are often discernible even in this phase.

2. Planning

HA first concrete design for the lean organisation of your internal flow of materials is formed here. Further optimisation of the plan and the individual transport routes occurs in detailed coordination with you.

3. Visualization

Material movements and connections are represented spatially in 3D simulations. You can follow the entire logistics chain in virtual flights and can simulate routes, means of transportation and warehouse organisation.

4. Implementation

Upon completion of the visualization, we ensure the precise implementation of your lean production concept and deliver all the required components and operating equipment – from plastic containers through to entire tugger trains.

Standardized supply processes.

The standardisation of processes reduces the required time, cost and energy outlay.

Reduced transport volumes.

You can optimally use your capacity through the grouping of transport journeys, which increases the efficiency of material and parts logistics.

Less accidents.

You can optimally use your capacity through the grouping of transport journeys, which increases the efficiency of material and parts logistics.

Reduced personnel costs.

Manpower which has so far been committed to the accruing transport tasks can now be saved or productively used elsewhere.

Higher security of supply.

Thanks to the clear structuring and the needs-oriented timing of the transport processes, bottlenecks and breakdowns in the supplying of the points of consumption are avoided.

Shorter replacement times.

Using targeted adjustment of the frequency and route planning, unnecessary detours can be avoided and replacement times can be noticeably reduced.

Get there quicker with a tugger train:

The entire system at a glance.

A tugger train system is a transport concept which connects the various staging locations and points of consumption in a production facility using routes. Along the mostly fixed routes, parts and materials can be both distributed and collected in appropriate cycles with each journey using the tugger train (tractor unit plus trailers). The time and energy requirements for transport journeys can thus be minimised and, at the same time, productivity can be optimised.

Tugger train

Tugger train

Staging area

Staging area

Empties station

Empties station

Full container loading station

Full container loading station

  • Tugger train

    Tugger train

  • Staging area

    Staging area

  • Empties station

    Empties station

  • Full container loading station

    Full container loading station

    Station

    The tugger train is put together at the station. Depending on the concept, this means the loading of the tugger train trailers or simply the coupling of pre-loaded trailers to the train.

    Staging locations

    These are the points of need or delivery points in the tugger train system where the tugger train makes parts or goods available for consumption and, as required, picks up empties (load carriers which have been emptied). At the same time, replenishment orders are generated here depending on the concept.

    Schedule with frequency = 90 min
    Trip 1 = 08:00 am
    Trip 2 = 09:30 am
    Trip 3 = 11.00 am

    Frequency

    In most cases, tugger trains operate according to a fixed schedule with specified
    cycles. The frequency here designates the length of time between two cycles and thus interval at which a staging location is supplied by a tugger train.

    Tugger train cycle time

    This means the entire time that the tugger train requires for a complete trip including all loading and unloading operations. This consists of:
    loading and unloading time in the station, journey time on the route and the handling of filled containers and empties at the staging locations.

    Staging locations

    These are the points of need or delivery points in the tugger train system where the tugger train makes parts or goods available for consumption and, as required, picks up empties (load carriers which have been emptied). At the same time, replenishment orders are generated here depending on the concept.

    Replacement time

    This denotes the entire period of time which passes between the signalling of a need for materials and the provision of the replenishment to the staging location. This therefore also includes, for example, outsourcing, transmission of orders or the idle time in caches.

    FEIL offer the ideal tugger train solution for every industry and type of production. So regardless whether many small parts or heavy, bulky components need to be transported, whether freedom of movement is available or whether the transportation needs to occur in a confined space: FEIL tugger trains can get going anywhere.

    EVA Light.

    The platform trolley.
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    With a loading capacity of 1000 kg – or higher on request – FEIL EVA light is suitable for a wide variety of load carriers and is extremely easy to turn and manoeuvre. Even heavy loads can be transported without a problem using this trolley.

    Central axis steering train running – minimum turning radius

    • simplest construction
    • stable during coupling thanks to additional castors at the front and rear
    • parking brake for stability
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    FEIL E-Frame.

    Tugger train trailer for wheeled transport trolleys.
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    The FEIL E-frame carries up to 3000 kg and even the standard model is compatible with a variety of movable carriers. There are also special accommodation options available in the special models.

    Central axis steering train running – minimum turning radius

    • simplest construction
    • manual system without hydraulics/electronics
    • stable during coupling thanks to additional castors at the front and rear
    • parking brake for stability
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    FEIL Cargo Shuttle.

    The taxicab for small load carriers (SLC) through to large load carriers (LLC).
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    The FEIL cargo shuttle was specially developed to take up transport boxes and rolldollies and thus perfectly facilitates the handling of small parts. The 4-wheel steering ensures optimal directional stability even in narrow lanes and isles.

    Central axis steering train running – minimum turning radius

    • simplest construction
    • stable during coupling thanks to additional castors at the front and rear
    • parking brake for stability
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    FEIL GLT-Shooter.

    The shooter for large load carriers (LLC).
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    The FEIL cargo shuttle was specially developed to take up transport boxes and rolldollies and thus perfectly facilitates the handling of small parts. The 4-wheel steering ensures optimal directional stability even in narrow lanes and isles.

    All-wheel axle pivot steering
    train running

    • highest loading capacity
    • tilt and pitch safe
    • reliable construction on steering linkages
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