Tugger Trains have been a good approach for organizing the material supply especially in automotive environments during the last years. From a static, scheduled organization to automated systems, working on the basis of a dynamic control there have been many development steps towards an innovative, flexible system. However, the gap between tugger trains and AGVS has become smaller an smaller. The presentation will show, what is the difference between the different approaches, and how tugger train systems will have still areas of use, where they can successfully show advantages compared to AGVS and Mobile Robots.

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FML – Lehrstuhl für Fördertechnik Materialfluss Logistik
Institute for Materials Handling, Material Flow, Logistics
Technische Universität München

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XXIII International Conference MHCL 2019 Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics, will take place during September 18th - 20th, 2019 at Institute for Engineering Design and Logistics...
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MHCL 2019 conference Day 1

Wednesday - September 18th, 2019
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MHCL 2019 conference Day 2

Thursday - September 19th, 2019
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MHCL 2019 conference Day 3

Friday - September 20th, 2019
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