Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/14/2018 -- Topper Industrial is at the cutting edge of a trend in the manual materials handling industry to utilize towable industrial carts rather than fork trucks as a solution for moving materials within a facility. Tugger AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) pull towable carts for moving materials in some industrial environments, from cellular manufacturing to large distribution centers.
When a forklift operator moves a load of materials, they are seated behind that load, at times making it harder to see where they are going. Operators of the tugger or AGV systems move trains of multiple towable carts and can see the route around the facility more clearly.
The patented Topper Industrial carts are hooked together by using a towbar and hitch that can be quickly connected and disconnected. With a mother-daughter system, the mother carts stay connected all the time and the daughter carts slide into or out of the mother carts easily.
While fork trucks can be susceptible to accidents due to speed, user error and tipping, tuggers or AGVs are only able to move at a slow speed around a designated route. Knowledge of the traffic pattern is easier to communicate to workers. There is no risk of speed or tipping. Fork truck/container operations usually have a bigger footprint and are heavier than a tugger or loaded cart.
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Topper Industrial, leaders in the material handling equipment industry, will be exhibiting at MODEX 2018 April 9-12, 2018 at booth B4475.
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company's product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper's material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.