truck automover

English translation: yes, some sort of dolly to move trucks along the line

15:25 Apr 29, 2010
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing
English term or phrase: truck automover
I’m translating a presentation about a company’s results for 2009. The company makes refrigeration units for trucks and trailers.
One of the slides reads like this:

Workplace Improvements
• TK Safe program implemented on Truck, Trailer and Evaporator assembly lines
• Assembly line automation Truck and Trailer assembly (4.7 million manual pushes eliminated since installation).

• UTX integration onto truck line – removal of manual push of units to truck automover & improvement of lifting devices
• Sprinkler system extended to cover entire manufacturing facility.

I can’t quite make out what ‘’truck automover’’ refers to in the text above. Would this be a piece of equipment that moves things along the assembly line?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Grzegorz Mysiński
Poland
Local time: 02:28
Selected answer:yes, some sort of dolly to move trucks along the line
Explanation:
Since your context is a truck assembly line (or at least adding the chillers onto the truck bodies), I would say this is some sort of carrying device to move the trucks along the line from station to station.

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Note added at 22 mins (2010-04-29 15:48:14 GMT)
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and, it probably does this under computer control, because of the 'auto..'
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jccantrell
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Local time: 18:28
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yes, some sort of dolly to move trucks along the line


Explanation:
Since your context is a truck assembly line (or at least adding the chillers onto the truck bodies), I would say this is some sort of carrying device to move the trucks along the line from station to station.

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Note added at 22 mins (2010-04-29 15:48:14 GMT)
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and, it probably does this under computer control, because of the 'auto..'

jccantrell
United States
Local time: 18:28
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