The cost of manual handling in food manufacturing
Within food manufacturing and processing, the movement of heavy equipment is often done by hand, with heavier loads requiring multiple production operatives to move. The manual movement of food production equipment results in the risk of injury, musculoskeletal disorders and staff fatigue.
With manufacturers trying to balance operational efficiency with workplace safety, many food manufacturers are looking for safer material handling equipment to help them increase production, improve safety and boost productivity.
Maximum productivity and safety in food production
Electric tugs enable a single operator to safely move heavy food manufacturing equipment such as vats, ovens, racks and mixers in tight spaces.
Eliminating the need for manual handling and making safe movements a one-person task, electric tugs help food manufacturers to increase operational efficiency and staff productivity.
Stainless steel electric tugs are also available for hygienic environments requiring extra protection.
The benefits of electric tugs for food production
Food manufacturers trust electric tugs to reduce the risk of injury and improve workplace safety. Boasting an easy-to-use design, they seamlessly integrate into food production environments to drive efficiency and safety from day one.
Eliminate manual handling
Make the movement of heavy equipment safer – electric tugs reduce the risk of injuries by eliminating manual handling.
With a single operator able to move the heaviest of loads, electric tugs allow staff to focus on more productive activities.
Reduce staff absence
Reducing the risk of injury, electric tugs help food manufacturers reduce staff absences from aches, strains and musculoskeletal disorders.
Our range of food manufacturing electric tugs
Up to 2,000 kg
Compact but powerful, the SmartMover is the ideal manual handling solution – trusted to improve safety across industrial manufacturing, retail and ...
Up to 20,000 kg
The MasterTug range allows a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to 20,000kg.
Up to 20,000 kg
Drive safety and efficiency with our powerful electric tow tugs, designed to safely move loads of up to 20,000kg.
Up to 15,000 kg
Constructed from high-grade 316 stainless steel and with IP ratings of up to IP55 available, stainless steel electric tugs are ideally suited to food ...
Trusted by global food manufacturers
The world’s leading food manufacturers trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, boosting productivity and improving workplace safety.
The new machine is being used in the area where bread comes off the production line. The products are placed into different lines, ready for distribution based on postal regions. We’ve been really pleased with the results so far.
Your Questions, Answered - FAQs
- Production machines and equipment
- Raw materials
Helping food manufacturers improve safety and boost labour productivity, electric tugs are used to move a wide range of loads, including:
Yes, stainless steel electric tugs are available. We understand that working in hygienic environments might mean you need an electric tug made from stainless steel.
Our stainless steel range of electric tugs enables a single operator to move loads of up to 15,000kg!
No, electric tugs do not require a license to operate. A license-free operation makes electric tugs an attractive option for food manufacturers looking to streamline the movement of loads and improve safety.
Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tug and we offer training packages to suit every requirement.
Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.
Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use.
A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximise performance, security and safety.
Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.
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If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.