There are many automation solutions for intralogistics, the decisive key to success is overall system competence. TRAPO embeds systems into the production environment in a tailor-made manner: Hardware and software for conveyor technology, robotics, individual gripper technology, autonomous shuttle transport and control by an ME system come from a single source. The think tank from Gescher-Hochmoor in Westphalia presented itself with live machine performances at the LogiMAT in Stuttgart and the interpack in Düsseldorf.
It was a marathon that the highly motivated team mastered: with a stunning response from visitors, an enormous presence in the specialist media and concrete inquiries in the three-digit range. At the same time, the successful baptism of fire for the new CSO of TRAPO, Enrico Pes, an industry insider who customers and companions appreciate as a proven expert, developer and persistent problem solver.
The LogiMAT started with a big bang for TRAPO: the award as “BEST PRODUCT” for autonomous loading and unloading with the TLS 3600. “It is the love and passion for research & development that drives us,” knows Dr. Thomas Gutwald, Managing Director of TRAPO. “We are confirmed and encouraged by this renowned prize in the intralogistics industry!”
Downtimes reduced – safety increased
“For decades we have been trying to reduce the waiting times of trucks at the ramp,” explains department head and jury member Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolf Michael Scheid supported the jury’s decision and praised: “TRAPO offers an improvement for box trucks in general, without special stationary facilities: a step forward. We have an approach that can be used not only on a ramp and that tolerates tolerances in the alignment of the trucks,” says Scheid, praising the look ahead.
His jury colleague, the specialist journalist Jan Kaulfuhs-Berger, emphasized: “The first favorite from the loading technology is the TRAPO loading system TLS 3600 for the automated loading of box trucks with Euro pallets. The user benefits: Increased security and time savings.” The TLS acts automatically between the warehouse and the loading ramp. Kaulfuhs-Berger praises the avoidance of personal accidents in the loading zone. Also excellent is the monitoring and control of the shuttles via the ME system TIM (TRAPO Intelligent Management System).
Shelf-ready packaging: save up to 25% raw material
With the LogiMAT success in their luggage, the TRAPO sales team started at the interpack, where the exact robot palletizing and depalletizing was carried out live with a suction and a fork gripper under the motto “Rethinking Packaging Processes”. The perfect cooperation was perfectly complemented by conveyor technology on two levels and the TRAPO Pack software.
The Eco-Box Packaging System (EPS series), an innovative solution for shelf-ready packaging, celebrated its premiere at interpack. During development, the focus was not only on performance, but above all on the sustainability aspect – with high savings potential for cardboard! The EPS combines the visual advantages of tray lid packaging with the logistical advantages of one-piece secondary packaging.