Boosting labour efficiency and workplace safety

Beverage Processing

Make the movement of roll cages and products in beverage processing safer by eliminating manual handling with electric tugs. 

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SmartMover SM100+ moving dairy products in a roll cage

Moving heavy roll cages and trolleys by hand

With beverage manufacturers looking to maximise throughput, material handling processes and equipment need to support increasing production efficiency. With high volumes of products comes the need for frequent movement.

While a significant amount of product is palletised and moved with lifting equipment, wheeled loads such as roll cages and trolleys of drink crates are often moved by hand.

Relying on manual handling to facilitate intralogistics lower productivity and results in the risk of injury. 

MasterTug moving a vat

Improving productivity with effective material handling in the beverage industry

Electric tugs enable a single operator to safely move heavy loads such as trolleys, raw materials, cleaning and production equipment within filling and bottling plants.

Eliminating the need for manual handling and making safe movements a one-person task, electric tugs increase operational efficiency and staff productivity.

Stainless steel and ATEX-rated electric tugs are also available for stringent environments. 

The benefits of electric tugs for the beverage industry

Whether it’s eliminating manual handling in beverage filling plants to maximise throughput or ensuring the safe movement of equipment in distilleries, electric tugs help the beverage industry increase efficiency and improve workplace safety. 

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    Optimise throughput and efficiency

    With no operator license required and moveable by their very nature, electric tugs help maximise throughput and operational efficiency.

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    Boost productivity

    With a single operator able to move the heaviest of loads, electric tugs allow staff to focus on more productive activities. 

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    Maximise safety

    Whether it’s reducing the risk of injury from manual handling or ensuring the safe movement of loads in potentially explosive environments in distilleries, electric tugs maximise workplace safety.

Our range of beverage processing electric tugs

MasterTug MT5-400 Stainless Steel ATEX electric tug

Working in a potentially explosive environment?

Safe solutions for distilleries with ATEX electric tugs

All the safety and efficiency benefits of electric tugs but converted to work in the most challenging environments. With machines available with Zone 1 & 2 protection in gaseous and 21 & 22 in dust environments – you can be assured that any solution is safe for use in your environment.  

Trusted by the global beverage industry

Leading brands within the beverage industry trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, boosting productivity and improving workplace safety.  .  

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With the help of the MasterMover team, we found a device that met our requirements – namely very manoeuvrable, even with a heavy load, easy to use and capable of adapting to all terrains such as climbs, bumps and slippery floors.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What kind of environments use electric tugs in the beverage industry?

Helping the beverage industry improve safety and boost labour productivity, electric tugs are used within filling plants, retail distribution and even distilleries.

Do electric tugs replace pallet trucks and forklifts?

No, unlike traditional lifting equipment such as pallet trucks and forklifts, electric tugs do not lift loads off the ground. Electric tugs are designed to move wheeled loads, delivering the safe, efficient and flexible movement of loads.

Ideally suited to working within the beverage industry, electric tugs can be used to complement and enhance existing material handling processes, working alongside lifting equipment to support efficient and safe intralogistics.

Is an operator license or training required?   

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.   

How are electric tugs powered?  

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.

How do electric tugs connect?     

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.