Electric monorail systems (EMS) Inverted EMS (IEMS) Chain conveyors Roller conveyors Push skids Special machinery Plant engineering Design Project management

Your challenge becomes a UP Fördertechnik solution

Turnkey conveyor solutions for

automotive industry, chemical and electrical industry, bicycle industry, airports, beverage logistics, intralogistics, hospitals, food industry, warehouse logistics, paper industry, production, textile industry, foundries & metal processing, frozen goods, high-bay warehouses, and fully automated distribution centres.

Core competence and heart of the system
UP EMS and IEMS are central elements that connect systems in many intralogistics material flows in various industries, among other things linking high-bay warehouses to incoming and outgoing goods, production and picking areas, and eventually all of that to the dispatch. Our systems are characterized by high reliability, low or no failure rate as well as low wear and tear and high sustainability.
1,000 pallets per hour

Throughput is particularly important in logistics distribution centres. The more pallets are rotating in the warehouse per hour, the higher the benefit. UP EMS and IEMS systems support your material flow. Our best-utilised line to date, in the largest regional distribution centre of a multinational corporation in the Asia-Pacific region, handles more than 1,000 pallets per hour.

High-speed EMS at up to 4 m/s

An EMS that simultaneously picks up tyre blanks with a total weight of approx. 50 kg from an AS/RS and transports them to vulcanising presses was developed specifically for a project in the tyre industry in China. High travel (4 m/s) and stroke speeds (1 m/s) as well as high acceleration (1.5 m/s²) are required since the cycle time for vulcanisation is very critical.

Conveying technology at more than 200 °C and sand in the machinery

UP supplied a variety of conveyor systems such as roller conveyors, swivel tables, turntables, cross conveyors with eccentric lifting tables, tilting tables, and lifters for the new BMW Brilliance engine plant with its foundry that opened in Shenyang China in 2016. A cooling tunnel with filter system for cooling freshly cast parts was part of the scope as well. All our components had to be able to permanently withstand the highest temperatures and even the sand left behind by the sand castings.

Conveyor technology down to -30 °C

Our machines and systems work even in the most extreme of environments. Temperatures below freezing and down to -30 °C are no problem here. UP EMS and IEMS systems, used in the food industry in Italy and Spain, among other places, work around the clock in this area.

Production logistics at the highest hygiene standard

The UP EMS transports processed but unpackaged pork through the further production stations after slaughtering, all the way to dispatch, in a pork processing company in Belgium. Inductive power transmission, stainless steel components, and sophisticated detailed designs of plant components near the load ensure greatest hygiene and cleanliness of the plant.

Commissioning from home

A just-completed EMS facility in Australia was ready for commissioning at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. This turned into an issue when most international flights were suspended, and national borders were closed. Our commissioning engineers were unable to travel to site. With exceptional efforts, the plant was handed over to the customer on time, fully functional, and on schedule, with local support via remote access, video chat, and many night shifts put in due to the time difference.

Clean-room conveyor technology

Roller conveyors made entirely of stainless steel were supplied for clean room booths at DSM Nutritional Products AG in Switzerland. Temperature and chemical resistance were particularly important for DSM. It had to be possible to disassemble all parts without tools to clean them in a washing machine. As a result, the height-adjustable roller conveyors were implemented optimised for drying. This has minimised cleaning-related downtimes.

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Agility, experience & responsibility

Our customers can rely on conveyor technology from UP if they are looking for efficient, flexible, safe, and reliable material-handling solutions that can be implemented no matter the geographical location.

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Only perfectly customised technology leads to maximum efficiency

We solve your individual technical challenges universally and tailored to your application!

Your project and the associated integrated requirements define our products, systems, and services.

At the same time, you can always be sure that optimal function under consideration of the highest level of personal and system safety is at the focus right from the planning phase.

We are able to draw on systems and workflows developed in-house for many of your common problems. This benefits the project duration, and thereby the utility value of your plant.

You can also benefit from our experience gathered in several hundred international projects and a reliable partner network that enables us to solve virtually any of your conveying challenges!

About UP

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UP Fördertechnik headquarters

Grienmatt 42 · 79650 Schopfheim · Germany
+49 (0) 7622 66 78 125 ·

UP Fördertechnik technical office

Sternstrasse 12 (building 17) · 01139 Dresden · Germany
+49 (0) 351 4852 732 ·

UP Automation Engineering

No. 1 Xing Ye Branch Way, Yao Zhuang Industry Zone, 314117 Jiashan, Zhejiang, China, 浙江省嘉善县姚庄工业区兴业支路1号

UP Conveyor Equipment

No. 1 Xing Ye Branch Way, Yao Zhuang Industry Zone, 314117 Jiashan, Zhejiang, China, 浙江省嘉善县姚庄工业区兴业支路1号

Your direct contact to UP

UP Universelle Fördertechnik represents excellent communication with short distances and a management that is accessible directly and without any detours.

UP systems

Our electric monorail systems (EMS) range from the classic variant according to the C1 design (VDI guideline 3643) with a payload of up to 1 t, larger variants for payloads of up to 6 t, and single- and double-track EMS for all weight classes. If required, our EMS can lift, lower, or tilt your loads. Our EMS are, among other things, perfectly safe for personnel transport and in assembly lines at a leisurely synchronous slow speed of 0.1 m/s. However, they can also race through production and storage areas at high speeds of up to 4 m/s. Technically sophisticated two- and three-way transfer switches, as well as lifters that move entire EMS vehicles, including load, between floors, render virtually any track layout possible. Beyond this, there are hardly any limits for use of our EMS. Even the most extreme environmental conditions such as high humidity or hot and very low temperatures are no problem at all.

Our electric monorail systems (EMS) range from the classic variant according to the C1 design (VDI guideline 3643) with a payload of up to 1 t, larger variants for payloads of up to 6 t, and single- and double-track EMS for all weight classes. If required, our EMS can lift, lower, or tilt your loads. Our EMS are, among other things, perfectly safe for personnel transport and in assembly lines at a leisurely synchronous slow speed of 0.1 m/s. However, they can also race through production and storage areas at high speeds of up to 4 m/s. Technically sophisticated two- and three-way transfer switches, as well as lifters that move entire EMS vehicles, including load, between floors, render virtually any track layout possible. Beyond this, there are hardly any limits for use of our EMS. Even the most extreme environmental conditions such as high humidity or hot and very low temperatures are no problem at all.

The flipped version of the EMS is the inverted electric momorail system (IEMS). Instead of being suspended from the ceiling or steel construction gantries, the IEMS is installed directly on the concrete floor or on steel construction mezzanines. While this has many advantages over the classic EMS, there is really only one disadvantage: the lack of ground clearance. The IEMS is always the more cost-effective, robust, and powerful system in particular in highly utilised intralogistics systems, such as a high-bay warehouse apron.

The flipped version of the EMS is the inverted electric monorail system (IEMS). Instead of being suspended from the ceiling or steel construction gantries, the IEMS is installed directly on the concrete floor or on steel construction mezzanines. While this has many advantages over the classic EMS, there is really only one disadvantage: the lack of ground clearance. The IEMS is always the more cost-effective, robust, and powerful system in particular in highly utilised intralogistics systems, such as a high-bay warehouse apron.

Our “roller conveyors” product group includes standard roller conveyors, special roller conveyors, cross belt conveyors, eccentric lift tables with a stroke of up to 550 mm, transfer carriages, centre and off-centre swivel tables, turntables, storage lift tables, belt conveyors, belt lifters, translators, stacking and destacking devices, diagnostic stations, special devices, development and production of skid.

Our “roller conveyors” product group includes standard roller conveyors, special roller conveyors, cross belt conveyors, eccentric lift tables with a stroke of up to 550 mm, transfer carriages, centre and off-centre swivel tables, turntables, storage lift tables, belt conveyors, belt lifters, translators, stacking and destacking devices, diagnostic stations, special devices, development and production of skid.

Our “chain conveyors” product group includes single-double-triple roller chains, accumulation roller chains, drive stations, deflection and tensioning stations, automatic lubrication stations, lift converters, cross conveyors, turntables, maintenance zones, underfloor chain conveyors, conveyor pallets or racks, and special equipment of all kinds.

Our “push skids” product group includes pusher platforms, lifting tables for corner transfer areas, thrust drives, brake drives, rapid take-off drives, runways made of crane rails, infeed/outfeed areas, cross transport areas between corner transfer units, turntables, storage lifting tables, scissor lifting tables, translators, diagnostic stations, maintenance areas, special equipment, and belt equipment (media).

Our “push skids” product group includes pusher platforms, lifting tables for corner transfer areas, thrust drives, brake drives, rapid take-off drives, runways made of crane rails, infeed/outfeed areas, cross transport areas between corner transfer units, turntables, storage lifting tables, scissor lifting tables, translators, diagnostic stations, maintenance areas, special equipment, and belt equipment (media).

Everyone can do simple tasks, and anything is possible! True to our company name, we have dedicated ourselves entirely to universal conveyor technology. Nothing is too small or too big for us, nothing is too demanding or too complicated. No one is able to do absolutely everything, but we believe that our large partner and supplier network built in the course of many years allows us to master any challenge!

Everyone can do simple tasks, and anything is possible! True to our company name, we have dedicated ourselves entirely to universal conveyor technology. Nothing is too small or too big for us, nothing is too demanding or too complicated. No one is able to do absolutely everything, but we believe that our large partner and supplier network built in the course of many years allows us to master any challenge!

System integrator competence

Machines and plants are growing more and more complex, and their degree of automation keeps increasing unstoppably.
We are just as strong in our know-how for the overall integration of your system as we are in the core areas of conveyor technology.

What you can rely on at UP

We will integrate the following items into your conveyor system as required

Sensor technology, software, access systems, recording and weighing technology, robotics, data tracking, industrial trucks, automated guided vehicles (AGV), crane systems, assembly stations, fire protection and air closures, floor level lifters, and many other things.

We take responsibility for

Individual plant planning, system identification, innovative optimisation, project planning, design, control engineering, manufacturing, delivery, assembly, commissioning, official acceptance, spare parts, maintenance, and emergency service in your project.

Your needs become our challenge

Speed, service life, payloads, accessibility, legal requirements, fire protection, occupational safety, hygiene, humidity, deep-freeze technology, lightweight construction, fail-safety, spare parts availability, and many other things

Our conveyor technology will move

trolleys, pallets, containers, trays, vehicle parts, car bodies, engines and transmissions, modules, seats, cars, buses, commercial vehicles, furniture parts, machine parts, electronic parts, pieces of luggage, shipping packages, long goods, heavy goods, bottles, barrels, coils, liquid metals, recyclables, waste, and many other things for you

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UP regularly performs design services, also for other market players. We can also take care of subtasks from your projects that are not feasible for you, e.g. due to lack of know-how or current capacities, at your request. You will be able to decide whether the service is to be rendered at your premises and with your project team or remotely at our premises.

We implement fully integrated conveyor systems, as well as any project parts, for your project. Planning, consulting, solution development in preparation for a project with subsequent project planning and engineering of the plant are our daily work.

We will masterfully complete the following tasks, for you as well as for our own projects: Project management and interface coordination, manufacturing, realisation, international transports, assembly, commissioning, turnkey handover, spare parts, (remote) maintenance, and emergency service.

We are closely familiar with the local market and conditions as well as the respective national characteristics thanks to nearly 20 years of experience in China and Southeast Asia. We can help you if you are looking for a reliable partner for your projects in Asia, simply want to find sales representatives to bring your products to the Chinese market, or aim to have your products manufactured in Asia. We can also make use of our local lang-standing network specialist from all industries who can be on the spot.

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UP milestones

2005 UP Germany
2005 UP China
2005 First orders in the automotive area
2006 First EMS facility
2007 UP Dresden
2008 Longer tracks
2009 Award
2010 EMS production logistics
2011 Co-production with SEW
2013 Singapore
2013 IEMS
2016 UP China 2.0
2016 Europe
2017 China 3.0
2018 Highlight Malaysia
2020 Crisis management
2020 Australia
2020 Generation change

Family-owned business

Uwe Pietsch has been working in the automation and materials handling industry since the 1970s.

A large German automation and materials handling company entrusted him with developing and expanding a country branch in China in the late 1990s.

The great potential there quickly became clear to him.

in 2005, Uwe Pietsch and his son Fabian made their long-harboured wish of running their own company come true. They founded UP group.

While still in training, Fabian Pietsch took over commercial management. At the same time, Uwe Pietsch focused on further development of technology as well as establishment and expansion of the Chinese company.

Since 2010, Fabian Pietsch has held the full tasks of a managing director in the family-owned business. He has since been driving expansion of the business in Europe.

Uwe Pietsch & Fabian Pietsch

Further competencies were continuously developed, and new products integrated in the years to follow.

UP is growing with projects in Europe, a new site in Dresden, and a new 20,000 m² manufacturing facility in China.

In 2020, Uwe Pietsch retires from active business. Overall responsibility goes to his son Fabian. The next generation is already getting whiff of entrepreneurial air with interest as well.