Autonomous tugger train solution
The future starts now with digitisation and automation of your logistics tasks and the driverless tugger train solution from Schiller.
- Manufacturer-independent: Conversion kit for industry-standard electric tractors
- Service-friendly thanks to standard components
- Localisation using a laser scanner and reference map
- Dynamic routes according delivery priorities
- Congestion avoidance
- Smart watch interaction
- Control system with map display
- Interfaces to ERP and fault notification systems
- Laser scanner for 2D measurement data
- "Localisation on contour" procedure
- Type P 50C Linde electric tow tractor, any vehicle types possible on request
A conventional electric tow tractor serves as the basis, which we convert into a driverless tugger train.
Your benefit: Existing vehicles can be used. This reduces investment costs significantly. Currently, type P 50C Linde electric tow tractors are able to be converted. Other vehicle types are also possible upon request.
Only standard components from well-known manufacturers that are common in the service departments of automated logistics companies are used. This enables maintenance and repairs to be completed by the customer’s own service personnel.
Your benefit: Reduced operating costs via reduced downtime and service costs.
The current position of the automatic tugger train is calculated using 2D measurement data from a laser scanner and a previously created reference map.
Your benefit: The “localisation on contour” procedure eliminates the need for artificial reference points, such as guide wires or reflectors and thus no structure work is necessary.
Our system determines the most efficient path using the target data of the container. The sequence that the containers are delivered in can be influenced by the delivery priorities. The container with the highest priority is delivered first. Containers with the same priority are included in the route planning in the most efficient order.
The current traffic situation is already taken into consideration in the initial route planning. If an autonomous tugger train reports congestion, this is included in the route calculation. If the traffic situation changes during the trip, the route is optimised based on the current information.
SMART WATCH INTERACTION
The employee responsible for changing the container is informed via a vibration alarm on a smart watch that a driverless tugger train needs to be unloaded. If the automatic tugger train has reached its destination, this is indicated again via the smart watch. After the notification is acknowledged, the destinations can be defined via the smart watch.
The control system manages the order and shares these with the autonomous tugger trains. The current position and status of the vehicles can be monitored in a map view. This also makes it possible to block individual routes. In addition to additional detailed information about the vehicles, various monitoring and statistic functions may also be used.
The vehicles and the control system are individually connected to existing systems provided by the customer. Besides communication with ERP systems, it’s also possible to connect with existing fault monitoring systems.