Seamless movement of glass handling equipment


Electric tugs deliver the smooth, controlled, and precise movement of loads and equipment in the glass manufacturing industry – maximising efficiency, eliminating manual handling and reducing the risk of accidents and damage.

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MasterTug moving glass stillages

Sensitive loads and busy production environments make material handling a challenge   

The movement of loads such as stillages, lamination trolleys and A-frame trolleys is often carried out manually in glass manufacturing.

Typically requiring the combined effort of multiple production operatives, manual handling presents both safety and efficiency challenges for glass manufacturers.

With heavy loads and repetitive movements, glass manufacturers looking to slimline material handling processes, improve safety and maximise efficiency, trust electric tugs to deliver. 

Achieve safe, controlled movements of sensitive loads and equipment  

Enabling the effortless, controlled movement of heavy loads, our electric tugs and tows help glass manufacturers eliminate manual handling and increase operational efficiency.

Able to move a wide variety of loads and equipment, electric tugs empower a single operator to move even the heaviest loads with total control, freeing up staff to focus on more productive tasks.    

The benefits of electric tugs in glass manufacturing 

With no operator license required, electric tugs enable glass manufacturers to eliminate manual handling and reduce their reliance on lifting equipment.

Benefit from maximum control and reduce the risk of damage to loads and equipment with secure handling solutions, perfect for tight spaces.    

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    Compact machines to deliver precision    

    Space limitations and large equipment can make moving loads challenging. Compact electric tugs enable the precise positioning of loads in tight areas. 

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    Eliminate manual handling 

    Make the movement of heavy loads a one-person job without compromising on safety – electric tugs reduce the risk of injuries and boost productivity. 

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    Unlock greater operational efficiency  

    Streamlining the movement of heavy loads and equipment, electric tugs enable glass manufacturers to increase operational efficiency.  

Our range of glass moving electric tugs

Trusted by leading glass manufacturers 

Leading global glass manufacturers trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, boosting productivity and improving workplace safety.  

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Our components are precisely balanced and, when these were being moved with a forklift truck with a limited turning circle, it was proving difficult. Now we can move the loads safely and easily while keeping components at ground level.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What are electric tugs used to move in glass manufacturing?

Used across glass manufacturing, electric tugs are used to move a wide variety of loads, such as:  

  • Lamination trolleys
  • A-frame trolleys
  • Stillages
  • Materials  
  • Glass handling equipment 
What’s the benefit of electric tugs over traditional material handling equipment to reduce manual handling?

Glass manufacturers looking to eliminate manual handling in the movement of heavy loads and equipment often look to utilise existing lifting equipment.

While lifting equipment is ideal for the loading and unloading of equipment, using equipment such as side loaders and forklift trucks to lift wheeled trolleys presents safety risks.

Replacing one risk with another in congested production environments and using large lifting equipment in internal factories increases the risk of collisions with equipment and pedestrian traffic.  

Is an operator license or training required? 

No, unlike lifting equipment such as forklift trucks and cranes, an electric tug does not require a license to operate. A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximises operational efficiency, reducing wasted time waiting for a licensed driver.    

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, replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.   

How do electric tugs and electric tows 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.