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 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.

About Dematic

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.


John Clark
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