Automated Trailer Loading by Egemin Allows AGVs to Reduce Workers Comp Claims

Instead of continuing the status quo of manually loading over-the-road trailers in manufacturing or warehouse operations, Egemin Automation has developed an alternative method of trailer loading using Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Automated product movement is within manufacturing and storage phases, but that is where it often stops; Forklift drivers were once necessary to retrieve finished products and load them into out-going trailers. Egemin’s new line of Automated Trailer Loading AGVs now completes the overall factory automation puzzle.

Egemin’s trailer loading AGVs are directly integrated with the users Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. A steady stream of real-time information is continuously passed back-and-forth between the AGV and ERP systems, which allow managers to improve inventory location and shipping operation forecasts.

The reduction of safety related claims by forklift operators is an added benefit. The continual stress that is experienced as operators maneuver over dock plates between the building and trailers has increased Workman’s Compensation claims significantly over the past few decades. The use of automated trailer loading AGVs eliminates costly back injury claims.

The man-aboard forklift and the Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) have finally become one. Morphing manual and automatic operations onto a standard off-the-shelf forklift provides manufacturing and distribution centers the ultimate in material handling flexibility.

Companies in the food, beverage, plastics, consumer goods and big box retail distribution markets purchase Egemin Hybrid Automated Guided Vehicles for flexibility, familiarity, reliability, and affordability. Combined with Egemin’s Warehouse Management System (E’wms), organizations realize better than expected returns on investment.

About Egemin Automation Inc.
Egemin Automation manufactures, implements and services automated material handling solutions that improve warehouse, production, and distribution center processes. Egemin’s standard and tailor-made automation solutions enable customers to remain one step ahead of the competition.

Egemin’s solutions include design, installation, modernization, and support of automated warehouse and distribution systems, including Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).

North American headquarters for Egemin are based in Holland, MI, with global headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. Egemin Automation is part of the KION Group, a leading global intralogistics solutions provider comprising the brands of Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM STILL, Baoli, Voltas, and Egemin Automation. The KION Group is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, and is present in more than 100 countries, 23,500 employees, and sales of almost $5.7 billion.


Egemin Automation Inc.
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Holland, MI 49424
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