Tünkers Maschinenbau GmbH has been making electric mobility solutions for logistics applications for over 40 years, including the scooters transporting baggage at the airports of cities such as Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Singapore, Paris and Dubai. With its AFS accumulating conveyors, EXPERT shuttles and lift-and-carry conveyors, Tünkers also offers excellent solutions for logistics concepts in automotive manufacturing. Following the trend toward greater flexibility in manufacturing, the AGV business unit was founded in 2016 in close collaboration with leading South American AGV manufacturer SINOVA. The AGVs in the “Transporting” module will complement the nine automation modules in the Tünkers product portfolio.
The Ratingen-based company's current AUTONOMOUS TRANSPORTING product range includes cart-type AGVs for transporting containers with roller bearing wheels and complete tugger trains, accumulating conveyor AGVs (a cross between this type of conveyor and an AGV), towing AGVs for transporting containers with roller bearing wheels, vehicles or tugger trains, coil AGVs for transporting coils with various diameters, forklift AGVs that offer the full scope of services of a vehicle driven by an operator and platform AGVs in the form of a simple modular carrier system.