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In Sync with Modern Production

Logistic Trains

Modular, Flexible, and Cost-Effective

Modern industrial production is dependent upon processes being perfectly coordinated. As a result, material flow during manufacture has become a decisive profitability driver. With the logistic trains LT08 - LT20, Linde Material Handling provides tailor-made solutions to specific customer requirements in order to achieve synchronized transport of material over long distances within the company premises as efficiently and flexibly as possible. The logistic trains complement Linde's portfolio of forklift trucks and warehouse handling equipment, and comprise tow tractors that can each be combined with different trailer modules. They can be loaded with up to 2,000 kg per trailer module, and are ideal for internal transport distances of 150 m or more.

The cost-effectiveness of Linde logistic trains arises from the standardization of the material flow, increased safety for personnel and materials, and the variety of applications that the trailer modules can handle, allowing any imaginable load or goods to be transported⁠—whether pallets, skeleton boxes, or individual items. The easy loading and unloading handling processes, sometimes using an engaged pallet roller frame, make the train equipment an effective part of any material supply chain. All Linde logistic train models are characterized by their high tipping and directional stability, and small turning circle.

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In Focus: Effectiveness in Handling

The main advantages of Linde logistic trains are their rapid and accurate handling, as well as the flexibility with which the trailer modules can quickly be adapted to all types of goods to be transported within the company premises. Each with a minimum turning circle, they can be used in even the most limited spaces. All Linde logistic trains operate with a variety of loading frames, some of which have engageable dollies for transported goods, that are raised for transport using lifting equipment and then lowered again for unloading. This makes material transportation with Linde logistic trains effective, convenient and fast.

Flexible Combination

The different and freely combinable trailers can quickly and easily accept all types of goods that typically need to be transported within the company premises. They can be loaded with various rolling racks, which are optionally available with locks.

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Safety and Ergonomics

The whole train is secured with an immobilizer and cannot begin to move until all load frames have been raised. The tow tractors feature a driver assistance system that automatically restricts the speed when cornering to help avoid tipping accidents. All Linde logistic train trailer modules are connected to each other and to the tractor via data cable. This means the driver can operate the lifting function for all trailers centrally from the cab. He or she can see at a glance whether all load frames have been raised for transportation. However, each individual load frame can also be operated by foot sensor on any particular trailer. During operation, the lifting function is deactivated and the load is electronically monitored to actively avoid hazards. All physical activities of the driver and operator are ergonomically optimized.

Accurate Steering and Simple Handling

In order to be able to steer the logistic trains as accurately as possible, the trailers are each fitted with four steerable wheels. This allows extremely small turning circles to be achieved⁠—even with four trailers⁠—for example, in the narrow space between production lines. The wheels of the trailer modules of Linde logistic trains, which are also available in a spring-loaded version, are fitted to sophisticated tilt axles. This enables loads to be transported with as little risk of damage as possible. Using a special trailer with a bridge frame, the goods to be transported can be loaded or unloaded from both sides. All trailers are equipped with an accurate and quiet lifting mechanism, allowing the transported load to be raised smoothly to a freely-adjustable lift height.

Future-Proofed

In Linde logistic trains, the future is already built in. In digitally controlled production processes, the requirements for precision and punctuality in material logistics are constantly growing. Networked logistics concepts are required, in which machines, goods, and transport systems communicate with one another to ensure that the goods are transported as efficiently as possible. The next step in this direction is logistic trains that move autonomously around production halls, controlled centrally via a powerful fleet management system. Linde logistic trains are already fitted with powerful sensors, actuators, and control systems on the basis of which appropriate solutions can be implemented.

5 x more output

More effective

Linde logistic trains operate cost-effectively, as they can carry and move large volumes of material. This makes them ideal for use in synchronized production.

Safer

Linde logistic trains are equipped with an immobilizer for safety: The trains cannot be moved unless all load frames in the trailer modules have been raised.

More cost-effective

Lifting up to 8,000 kg, the logistic trains move a great deal of material per operation, making them a particularly economical option for intralogistics.

More careful

The Linde logistic trains are optionally fitted with suspension and a smooth lifting mechanism. This enables them to move loads gently around the company premises.

More comfortable

Linde logistic trains provide maximum comfort in the workplace. What's more, the lift mechanism of the various trailers can each be operated by foot sensor.

Tailor-made Trucks

No two Linde logistic trains are exactly alike. In addition to standard equipment, each of the three models can be supplied with a selection of additional features that go far beyond just optional weather protection for the various trailers, as well as offering optional locks and lighting. In addition, the various customer requirements with regard to the means of transport to be moved can be met flexibly. Special paintwork in colors other than Linde red is optionally available.