From Sengenthal to Chengdu: The SIMPLY. loads 12-meter-long roadway girders for the Transport System Bögl.

With the Transport System Bögl, Max Bögl offers an innovative solution for improving urban mobility. Developed on the basis of magnetic levitation technology, the local transport system is powered by a linear motor and combines ecological and economic advantages: It is quiet, flexible, low-emission, space-saving and reliable. In order to present the Bögl Transport System, a three-and-a-half-kilometer demonstration track was built in the megacity of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in southwestern China. But for this, the roadway girders first had to be transported from the Max Bögl main plant in Sengenthal in the district of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz to Chengdu. For loading and unloading, two SIMPLY. Container loading and unloading machines were ordered.

The Challenge: Transporting 12-meter-long roadway girders from Sengenthal to Chengdu

For the newly developed Bögl transport system, which promises sustainable, space-saving and low-emission local transport, Max Bögl was able to win an initial cooperation partner in Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery Co. Ltd. with whom the first application routes are to be realized together.

A three-and-a-half-kilometer-long demonstration track was built in Chengdu to showcase the innovative mass transit system. However, the track girders manufactured at Max Bögl’s main plant in Sengenthal first had to be transported to Chengdu, more than 7,500 kilometers away. In particular, the loading and unloading of the 12-meter-long roadway girders presented Max Bögl with a major challenge.

The Solution: SIMPLY. The Container Loading System for large goods

In search of a solution to load the roadway girders safely and without great effort into the container in Sengenthal and to unload them again just as comfortably in Chengdu, Max Bögl became aware of SIMPLY. Logistic Systems GmbH. During the discussions it became clear that the SIMPLY. container loading and unloading machine could be a suitable solution.

The smooth loading was particularly convincing: “With the SIMPLY. we were able to stow the TSB track girders together with the special material quickly and easily in the containers. In total, we loaded 700 containers in Sengenthal and reliably unloaded them in Chengdu during the project period,” reports Udo Baader, production manager at Max Bögl. The loading principle is simple: Before the truck arrives with the container, the goods are pre-picked and are ready for loading on the SIMPLY. transport frame. The truck then reverses up to the SIMPLY. and compensates for the height difference with its level control. The rest is a push of a button. The transport frame is raised with the help of air bellows, drives into the container with the 15-ton track girders, places them there safely with just one lift, and then rolls back again. The whole process takes just ten minutes. Unloading in faraway Chengdu follows the same principle. In the meantime, the 12-meter-long carriageway girders for the Bögl transport system have all arrived in Chengdu.