Air Cargo Intralogistics

Elevating transfer vehicles

Open up the third dimension in the storage area!

ACUNIS’s elevating transfer vehicles put ULDs into store and take them out again.


They are equipped with a lifting gear with a conveyor roller deck. The elevating transfer vehicle moves the ULDs both horizontally and vertically at the same time. The result is faster transfer into and out of store as well as ULD handling in conformity to IATA requirements.

We offer two versions: single-rail units with overhead guide-rail integrated into the storage system’s steelwork and two-rail units set up independently of the rack structure. One advantage of two-rail units is their low wheel loads, since the vertical load is spread between four rather than two wheels.

The ETV has different operating modes. As well as a fully automatic mode, a semi-automatic mode or completely manual mode is possible; naturally a special maintenance mode is also provided for.

ACUNIS elevating transfer vehicles can, if requested, be provided with different functions that even further increase energy efficiency and so reduce operating costs:

Think Green

ACUNIS elevating transfer vehicles can, if requested, be provided with different functions that even further increase energy efficiency and so reduce operating costs:

  • In ECO mode vehicle movements are dynamically adapted to current throughput requirements.
  • With KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) the energy released when lowering the load can be recovered and re-used.