Our winners of the IFOY Awards 2017: STILL LiftRunner®
In modern and lean production logistics, it is impossible to imagine an efficient flow of materials without tugger trains. They supply the places of demand, such as assembly stations, with materials in various load carriers and small batch sizes as required. This not only reduces costly logistics space in production, but can also reduce inventories and energy consumption and reduce the risk of accidents by reducing the volume of traffic. With the LiftRunner® tugger trains, STILL offers a complete tugger train system that can be optimally adapted to individual operating conditions.
Our LiftRunner® meet the highest demands for functionality and quality. The patented trolley removal system provides unique ease of use and the lowest rolling resistance in the industry. The different variants of frames and trolleys offer an optimal solution for your individual application – even a demand-specific construction of frames and trolleys is possible. We will be happy to advise you.
IFOY AWARDS 2015
Double victory for STILL
Best in two of four categories: the IFOY Jury awards prizes to the RX 60-80 and System Solution.
IFOY Award for the STILL RX 60-80
The STILL electric forklift truck RX 60-80 was the winner in the category “Counterbalanced trucks over 3,5 t“ which is, according to the laudator Dorothee Bär, logistics coordinator of the Federal Government and Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport, the most important category in this competition.
For this the international specialist Jury of the IFOY Awards tested the participating trucks for one week in February on the site of the official logistics partner Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in Osnabrück. As well as their abilities in practical use – mainly with regard to economy, energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, ergonomics and design – the trucks’ innovative value was also assessed.
The RX 60-80 convinced the testers firstly by its handling, which was unusually easy for an 8-tonner, thus providing employees with fundamental support in their daily work. This is made possible by the truck’s compact construction, ergonomic operating concept and good freedom of vision. Moreover, the Jury said that the RX 60-80 represents an innovation in its performance class because in this case solutions for E-trucks have been thought through systematically. These include an effective energy optimisation system and a simplified, time-saving battery change that eliminates the use of underslung cranes.
The testers’ conclusion: “The STILL RX 60-80 8-tonner is powerful and robust, but drives like a 4- to 5-tonner. With this power pack, STILL proves that driving electrically in the heavy segment is now a highly logical and recommendable alternative.”
Laudator Bär affirms: “The winner truck convinces by its power, economy, ergonomics and especially by its high degree of innovation.”
STILL proves competence – IFOY Award “Intralogistics Solutions” for plastic film manufacturer Kuraray Trosifol
STILL received the second IFOY award in the “Intralogistics Solutions” category, in which the Jury assesses the innovation, customer benefit, sustainability and marketability of integrated complete intralogistics solutions. The winner was the system solution for an automated raw materials warehouse for the plastic film manufacturer Kuraray Trosifol, designed by STILL and implemented in Troisdorf in only nine weeks.
The warehouse provides a 24-hour supply for the company’s production unit and comprises 3,300 storage bays for pallets with big bags. It contains seven STILL PalletShuttles, three automated FM-X reach trucks, two RX 60 electric trucks, a materials flow computer and a high-level warehouse control computer.
It involves, for the first time, communication between the semi-automatic PalletShuttles and the automated FM-X reach trucks to bring the raw materials to the correct production supply station at the optimum time. The solution considerably increases the efficiency of the warehouse processes, with optimum utilisation of the existing storage space.
The laudator Kai Hasenpusch, Managing Director of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in Germany, said: “This project set a benchmark in terms of warehouse design for the future.”
To STILL system solution for Kuraray (German language)
IFOY Award 2014 – Winner
(Category: Automated Guided Vehicles)
The iGoEasy system can be installed, fine-tuned and operated intuitively using an iPad. iGoEasy has been conceived for storage centers with low transport volumes which, until now, could only be practically managed using a manually operated lift truck.
Learn more about STILL iGoEasy
IFOY Award 2013 – Winner
STILL RX 70 Hybrid
(Category: counterbalanced forklift trucks up to 3.5 tons)
The total package of economic efficiency, as well as user and environmental friendliness convinced the jury from eight countries.
More information about the RX 70 Hybrid at the IFOY Awards:
Information about the IFOY-Awards
The IFOY test focusses on the practical use of forklifts. Among other things, the assessment will judge the
cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, ergonomics and design of the machines. The sponsor and initiator of the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) is the Conveyor Technology and Intralogistics trade association in the German Engineering Association (VDMA).