Swisslog has launched its newly developed Tornado miniload crane, a fast miniload crane featuring consistent weight optimisation, modern control technology and an energy-saving design. The new solution was developed by Swisslogs recently established Technology Centre and will be used in future intralogistics projects of Swisslogs Warehouse & Distribution Solutions division.
Swisslogs Tornado miniload crane is based on a modular system and a unique shared components concept. The scalable modular approach was applied to all levels of the system (mechanics, electrics, controls) to optimise transportability and simplify installation and maintenance. By using a shared components principle, the number of required spare parts can be minimised significantly. Tornado was designed for high endurance and long intervals between servicing and is therefore ideally suited for 3-shift operation.
Through a consistently lightweight construction and simplified design, the Technology Centre reportedly achieved a 25% weight reduction compared to cranes of similar height. Customers shall benefit from Swisslogs extensive experience in optimised crane controls which contribute to lowering energy consumption in the miniload system. Tornado controls are an integral part of Swisslogs standard controls concept AutomationControl.
The Tornado miniload crane can be equipped with various load-handling units to transport cases, totes or trays weighing up to 120 kg. Typical application areas are distribution centres, production storage, buffer storage, the food & beverage sector and chilled or frozen storage. The system supports a height range of 7 to 20 meters and can be used for single or double-deep storage racks. The Tornados maximum operating speed is 6 m/s its maximum vertical speed is 3 m/s. Swisslogs miniload crane also excels through high acceleration rates: 5 m/s horizontally and 3 m/s vertically.