Emirates SkyCargo chooses X-Mover from Unitechnik

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Store and retrieve ULDs from high-bay racks and move them easily within a cargo terminal using one and the same transport vehicle - Emirates SkyCargo now has the capability following the integration of Unitechnik's X-Mover system. The user profits from the flexible handling heights of 190 to 7,000 mm. With its electronic all-wheel steering, the transport vehicle is also extremely maneuverable and able to perform 360° turns.

X-Mover is Unitechnik's all-in-one solution for ULD handling in cargo terminals. The transport vehicle will be used at the air freight center for Emirates SkyCargo currently being constructed and equipped with Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions as master integrator at Dubai World Central Airport. The airline is confident that X-Mover can provide efficient material flow within a refrigerated high-bay racking warehouse. The logistics all-rounder serves as an elevating transfer vehicle (ETV), but can also be used as a maneuverable transport system.

ULDs that arrive at the terminal are initially transferred to a roller conveyor. X-Mover picks up the load carriers and stores them in the high-bay cold storage racks. The system has its own powered roller conveyor as well as friction wheels. Compared to other cargo solutions, the X-Mover can leave its aisle at any time and take on tasks in another aisle or move an ULD to another location in the hall. Load carriers are easily transferred to slave pallets or roller conveyors in other warehouse zones. The system reaches different transfer heights of 208 mm for slave pallets and 508 mm in handling operations.

Emirates has the option to also use the X-Mover as a truck dock or dolly dock for loading and unloading trucks and trailers.

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