Lödige Industries, a leading supplier of air cargo terminal equipment, is providing its first Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) as a pilot project for Swissport’s new air cargo terminal in Frankfurt.
The autonomous vehicle is one of the German-based company’s latest innovations and offers users a high level of flexibility and safety during unit load devices (ULD) transport.
The project will start in November 2021 and marks an important step towards highly efficient and automated 24/7 operations.
With a load capacity of 6,800 kg, the 10ft AGV is designed to transport a variety of ULDs including 15ft containers and can replace the manual transport of ULDs by Slave Pallet Mover or other ground handling equipment.
It also eliminates the need for fixed ground transportation routes.
“The new AGV is an important addition to Swissport’s state-of-the-art facility in Frankfurt, significantly improving the safety, efficiency and flexibility of their processes.”, says Björn Ussat, Director Airport Logistics Solutions at Lödige Industries.
“Swissport is the first user of our extensively tested AGV.
“Having equipped Swissport’s terminal with a cargo handling system, we can now support their ambitious plans for an even higher level of automation within the terminal with a reliable and efficient new product that will now prove its performance under demanding conditions.”