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Timber transport

HUBTEX supplies multidirectional sideloaders and order-picking systems to timber wholesalers, sawmills, wood-processing companies, kitchen manufacturers, prefabricated house builders and many other companies all over the world.
Customers use our vehicles to transport a wide variety of loads: In addition to chipboard, decors and laminated beams, these also include construction and sawn timber as well as kitchen worktops and doors.

 

Task areas

Multi-talented – even when it comes to space-saving handling
FluX40 from HUBTEX transporting timber

Electric multidirectional counterbalance forklift

The FluX is a counterbalance forklift for the combined handling of pallets and long goods in equal parts. It is therefore ideal for transporting long and bulky goods, as is often necessary in the timber industry.
The FluX is particularly characterized by its patented steering system with smooth changes of direction in combination with the compact frame length and the fixed lift mast. The intelligent and energy-efficient drive concept makes it unbeatable in its class.

 

HUBTEX DQ30 stacker

Electric multidirectional sideloader (3-wheel)

The HUBTEX DS 27 or DQ 30 represent the entry-level variants of the electric multidirectional sideloader. Due to its predominant use in retail or in manufacturing companies, it is also the right solution for the timber industry. Its low entry height allows fast entry and exit of the vehicle. Loads of up to 3000 kg can be transported in narrow aisles in combined indoor and outdoor applications.

 

HUBTEX ESTL in narrow aisle transporting wood sheets

Electric multidirectional sideloader

The HUBTEX electric multidirectional sideloader is a true multitasker. It can be used in almost every sector. Whether in the basic version, as a vehicle with an assistance system or as a fully automated transport system. The electric multidirectional sideloader can be used for almost all application scenarios. Its multidirectional steering enables optimum maneuverability to be maintained. The distance between the rack rows is minimized while the storage capacity is simultaneously increased.

 

DQ-X sideloader from HUBTEX transporting timber

Diesel/gas fourway sideloader

Due to their all-wheel drives, the fourway sideloaders with diesel or gas drive are particularly suited to outdoor use in the timber processing industry.
The DQ-X is frequently the first choice thanks to its significantly reduced consumption and up to 30% lower emissions. The new steering system and excellent all-round visibility thanks to compact fork carriers give the driver the best view of the load at all times.

 

Order picking in the timber industry
Picking sheets in the timber industry using a HUBTEX platform

Electric multidirectional sideloader with removable order picking platform, KP series

The basic variant of the electric multidirectional sideloader is already configured for handling long loads in narrow aisles.
The addition of an order picking platform quickly transforms it into an order picking vehicle. The operator controls the system from the platform. Another operator can manually pick the wood sheets directly onto the vehicle.

 

The MK order picking platform in operation

Electric double-sided order-picking platform, MK series

The series is ideal for the stacking and order picking of doors and frames. The conventional electric multidirectional sideloader with man-up cab is therefore optimal for the picking of customer orders.

 

The EZK sheet order picker from HUBTEX in use

EZK electric double-sided order picking platform with 2-mast lift or scissor lift

The EZK order picking platform is particularly suitable when high handling capacities are required. The platform is characterized by a two-sided rack operation. The vehicle scores with its wide range of equipment variants, such as automatic vehicle positioning in the aisle as well as centering in front of the load or enabling the goods to be strapped on the vehicle.

 

EZK with vacuum suction device from HUBTEX
Close-up of Vacumax from HUBTEX

Vacuum suction technology

Each order picking platform can be supplemented with the VacumaX vacuum suction device from HUBTEX. With the help of the extendible suction cups, individual sheets are picked from the rack and then set down on the vehicle. Heavy loads are moved safely, keeping material damage to a minimum.

 

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Kronospan Swiss AG

Kronospan Schweiz AG relies on the EZK 35 picking platform with vacuum suction device for semi-automatic picking of high-quality chipboard, which has been supplemented by Hubtex and Rohrer-Marti AG with a number of functions for positioning, centering and binding.