Case study

Hamburger hafen und Logistik AG, Germany

The first AGVs were supplied to Hamburg in 2001. These were equipped with diesel-hydraulic drives, but in 2006 there followed AGVs with a diesel-electric drive train and, in 2011, AGVs with lead-acid batteries were delivered. At the time, these were the first battery-driven AGVs on the market. To date, a total of nearly 100 AGVs have been delivered to CTA.

With the Li-ion batteries, Konecranes offers HHLA a battery drive with even greater efficiency at lower deadweights and up to three times the number of charging cycles in comparison to lead-acid batteries. Since the Li-ion batteries can be charged around four times faster, it is also possible to charge in the vehicles in connection with automated quick chargers.

Customer:

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)

Timeframe:

Delivery scheduled for spring 2018

Project scope:

• 25 Konecranes Gottwald Li-ion Battery AGVs
• 6 fully automated quick chargers

Special features:

Long and successful track record in AGV technology with HHLA
• We have supplied diesel-hydraulic, diesel-electric and lead-acid battery drives
• Mixed fleet operation of these is possible
• To date, nearly 100 AGVs supplied since 2001

Customer benefit:

• Thanks to continuous improvements, eco-efficiency has improved in container handling
• Less complex than other drives applied in the terminal; maintenance costs noticeably reduced
• Greater efficiency at lower deadweights
• Up to three times the number of charging cycles compared to lead-acid batteries
• Charged around four times faster compared to lead-acid batteries
• Possible to re-charge batteries in the AGV in connection with automated quick chargers

 

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