Egemin announces second E’gv Compact attachment: The Counterbalance Fork

The E’gv® Compact product line was released during the ProMat trade show in Chicago, March 2015.

The counterbalance fork vehicle joins the tugger in the popular product line

HOLLAND, MI—After the E’gv® Compact Tugger’s annoucement at ProMat and subsequent popularity of the vehicle, Egemin began developing the second attachment for the AGV’s base: the Counterbalance Fork. The E’gv Compact product line’s economical models are designed to work in many common material handling areas and can replace manual trucks to reduce product damage and increase throughput. The Counterbalance Fork model has a lift capacity of  2500 lbs (1134 kg) and is ideal for simple moves throughout a facility, such as single-height racking, empty pallet storage, palletizer pick & drop, dropping on stands, and floor storage. Since it can be intermingled with standard or custom E’gv®s in existing or new systems installed by Egemin, it can save time and money: the standard or custom vehicles can do the complex tasks such as trailer loading & unloading, and the E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork vehicle can move those loads from the floor to an inbound conveyor or storage.

The E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork vehicle has a standard mast height of 96” (2438 mm) with a top lift stroke of 66” (1676 mm). An optional low clearance mast is available at an 80” (2032 mm) mast height. Two different fork lengths are available: 42” (1066 mm) and 48” (1219 mm). This vehicle fully complies with the ANSI and EN safety specifications for Automated Guided Vehicles.

Videos and information about the E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork will be displayed at MODEX 2016 in Atlanta, GA. The vehicle will be exhibited for the first time at CeMAT 2016 in Hannover, Germany, in May of 2016.

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.
John Clark
11818 James St.
Holland, MI 49424
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