HOLLAND, MICHIGAN – Egemin’s Packmobile Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) carries over 500,000 prescription eyeglasses annually. In 2010, Precision Optical Group Labs (P.O.G.), located in Creston, Iowa, purchased the Packmobile AGV to deliver optical trays to all areas of production. The need for automated robotic transportation became necessary when growth required P.O.G. to purchase an adjacent building to their existing manufacturing facility. The challenge was connecting the two facilities (one was on a hill) and deciding how to convey production optical trays between them. The solution was building a link way and installing a driverless robotic delivery vehicle outfitted with Metro shelving and dividers used for transporting hundreds of optical trays at a time. “The Packmobile eliminated the need for manual movement by employees or expensive rigid conveyor to transport optical trays,” said Robert Moskin, Vice President National Sales, Egemin. “The Packmobile travels on a 6% ramp that leads up to the new building. The AGV safely travels up and down the ramp 12-hours per day.”
The Packmobile AGV was outfitted with a ramp kit that incorporates an automatic braking system for safe travel and stopping on ramps. The Packmobile follows a 1-inch wide ultraviolet path giving it flexibility to traverse narrow pathways, stop at several delivery areas and end its route in the finishing department. “It’s like having an invisible conveyor system,” states Moskin.
About Precision Optical Group, Inc. (P.O.G.)
P.O.G., headquartered in Creston, Iowa is one of the largest independently owned prescription eyeglass wholesale labs in the nation. They have received Top Lab awards from Vision Monday annually since 2005. With labs located throughout North America, P.O.G. is the answer to your one-stop optical shop.
About Dematic Egemin
Dematic Egemin (formerly Egemin Automation) manufactures, implements and services mobile automation solutions that improve warehouse, production and distribution center processes to optimize the supply chain. Product solutions include Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and in-floor towing solutions. Dematic Egemin comprises the Mobile Automation group within Dematic, with a Center of Excellence located in Holland, Michigan.
Dematic is a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic, Egemin and Retrotech, now integrated under the roof of KION Group, have implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
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