Food and Beverage Industry

Egemin’s automated guided vehicles are equipped to handle palletized and unit loads of beer, soft drinks, cereals, candy, snack foods, in-process ingredients, packaging materials, etc., in manufacturing, cross-docking, warehousing, and trailer loading environments.

Our AGV systems support various storage types for pallets, racks, and bins, including block stacking, deep lane stacking, or warehouse racking.

In-depth knowledge of and compliance with food requirements

Our AGV systems meet the requirements for intermediate storage of food products. Automated guided vehicles paired with Egemin’s Warehouse Management System software, E’wms®, also take expiration dates of final products into account and organize your warehouse shelves accordingly. That means optimal food conservation at every point in your workflow.

In addition, we can modify the construction of our automatic guided vehicles to be compliant with stringent hygiene regulations, such as by using stainless steel frames and usage of fully sealed components and encapsulated steer drive units to allow complete cleanliness of the AGVs.

Food & Beverage applications

Automated guided vehicles can be implemented with success in any intermediate stage of food & beverage supply chains from trailer unloading, raw materials receiving, and transport to and from AS/RS to supply to processing lines, handling of finished products, and trailer loading.

Some specific applications:

  • Food transport in less operator-friendly environments (cold storage and freezers).
  • Storage of cheese racks and transport to ripening rooms controlled via recipe management software.
  • Fully automatic handling of beer pallets from automatic warehouse to dock using automatic trailer loading vehicles.

Track & trace your food batches

Egemin’s Warehouse Management System software, E’wms®, stores each transport the system has performed along with batch ID, time stamp, source and destination location. This allows for tracing the origin of finished food products and their whereabouts in every single process step and tracking other food lots resulted from the same original batch.