Audi Logistics: 30 years of a automobile loading platform

The car-loading platform, a relocating height 30 meters prolonged and 11 meters wide, was regarded as pioneering and a many complicated loading apparatus in Europe in a midst nineteen-eighties. “It revolutionized a loading of cars in a vehicle industry, and is still state of a art today,” pronounced Claudius Illgen, Head of Car Shipping Management and Transport during a Audi plant in Ingolstadt.

Until Oct 1984, employees installed a cars onto railway wagons regulating a line-loading method, that meant they had to expostulate cars one after a other onto trains adult to 800 meters long. An thought of an resourceful Audi worker altered a complement fundamentally. This allows dual double-decker wagons to be installed on both levels simultaneously. First of all, a drudge pushes an dull car onto a relocating height as distant as a loading ramp. In parallel, another car is installed half full. When a railway car is entirely pulled in, a height moves so that a half-loaded car is positioned in front of a loading bay. When a car is full and trustworthy to a train, a drudge pulls a subsequent car from a side lane onto a relocating platform.

This has also essentially altered a work of a people employed in ride logistics, and not usually since a pushing and lapse times have been significantly reduced. “We now lift out a loading totally underneath a roof, so a drivers can work exclusively of a weather,” explained height motorist Herbert Zehnder, who gifted a introduction of a relocating height 30 years ago. Today, it takes usually 6 mins to bucket a car on both levels with adult to twelve cars. According to Zehnder, loading a cars is now not usually faster, though also some-more ergonomic and safer. Since final year for example, there has been a new cockpit providing softened all-round prophesy as good as a reserve send to switch off a height automatically if required.

At present, a Audi group during a site in Ingolstadt loads approximately 1,800 cars onto adult to 180 railway wagons each day. This represents about 70 percent of a plant’s whole production.