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 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.
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