Controlled Movement in Any Direction
A further benefit that MultiLink Technology offers relates to the direction of travel.
With a single electric tugger, a load is moved like that of a truck and trailer. The load is moved forwards and backwards and turns as per the requirement, but the single drive point determines the direction of travel.
However, with multiple electric tuggers working in sync, operators have total freedom of movement, allowing the wind turbine blade to additionally be moved sideways, rotated, or navigated around a defined point. Very helpful when moving such a large profile load – especially one as valuable as a wind turbine blade – as the ability to carry out difficult maneuvers is made far easier.
Due to our SmartCoupling capabilities, each electric tugger knows where it is connected to the load. It can therefore apply the relevant ‘steer maths’ to ensure the set of tuggers work in unison, moving together and applying the relevant levels of force depending on the direction of travel.
Flexibility to Handle a Range of Jobs
An additional benefit of using electric tuggers when moving wind turbine blades is that, while MultiLink technology allows multiple tuggers to be used together, the electric tuggers themselves can be also used independently at other times.
Need to move a load of 22 tons? That’s not a problem…simply use a single electric tugger independently for this task.
This adds value to the operation by delivering a material handling solution that can carry out a wide range of jobs, driving return on investment as the electric tuggers are used more often, for more tasks.