Expanding its expertise in robotics, TGW Logistics Group has unveiled a comprehensive range of mobile robots called Quba. The robots, which TGW describes as intelligent and versatile, can transport containers, cartons and pallets autonomously and take on a wide range of tasks, including supplying packing or returns workstations as well as automatic palletizing and depalletizing stations.
TGW looks at mobile robotics from a holistic perspective and provides answers to current challenges such as the increasingly difficult search for new employees, rapidly changing consumer behavior or the dynamic development of e-commerce through consistent process automation.
The Quba family consists of AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots) and AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles). Intelligent TGW software takes over the fleet management and controls the robots individually and in combination.
“Mobile robots are a key technology for high-performance, flexible and future-proof intralogistics,” emphasizes Harald Schröpf, CEO of the TGW Logistics Group. “By expanding our range of driverless transport systems, TGW now offers a complete package of high-performance door-to-door solutions that can also be seamlessly integrated into existing systems at both the software and mechatronic levels.”
TGW and SAFELOG: a strategic partnership
SAFELOG and TGW recently signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote their close collaboration. SAFELOG AGVs are already in use at many customer locations and have proven their reliability, whether in the automotive industry, in mechanical engineering, in production or in intralogistics. Users benefit from scalable automation, high availability and short project times.
“We are very pleased to have won one of the leading general contractors in intralogistics as a partner in TGW,” confirms SAFELOG Managing Director Mathias Behounek. “This shows that mobile robots are no longer an innovation project, but a proven technology for the mass market.”
Schröpf adds: “Our partnership with SAFELOG, one of the leading AGV specialists, opens up new possibilities for mobile robotics in intralogistics. Our customers benefit from efficient, reliable and high-performance door-to-door solutions.”
The advantages of the Quba family have not only convinced the Swiss coffee machine manufacturer Thermoplan, but also the workwear specialist Engelbert Strauss. Mobile robots have been supplying the workplaces at the CI factory in Schluechtern with goods for over a year.
The fashion company trusts TGW again for its dispatch center facility in Biebergemünd: 26 Quba robots take over the autonomous transport of the containers to the returns workstations there.