HOLLAND, MI— Dematic Egemin (formerly Egemin Automation Inc.) continues to add functionality to its E’gv® Compact with the addition of a straddle fork component that will be unveiled at their booth at ProMat 2017.
As a straddle fork, the E’gv Compact can carry larger and heavier loads than in a standard counterbalance fork configuration.
Initially released at ProMat 2015 as a tugger vehicle capable of towing up to 10,000 pounds, the E’gv Compact was designed from the ground up to be a smaller, less expensive option to a full-size AGV. A modular approach to the design means a faster time to market. The ‘off-the-shelf’ nature of this product translates to a 75% reduction in time from order to delivery compared to a traditional AGV. Combined with the lower up-front cost, the result is a much faster ROI.
In addition to the tugger and straddle component options of the E’gv Compact, a counterbalance (traditional) fork option is also available.
“The E’gv Compact AGV is leading the way when it comes to offering a solution that just what is needed and not overkill for the operations where it can be used,” said Tom Kaminski, Vice President, Mobile Automation of Dematic Egemin. “In many situations, the E’gv Compact can do same functions as a standard full-size AGV, but in a smaller footprint, faster time to market, and lower overall price. This can create a more attractive ROI for many companies looking to replace non-value added fork truck functionality in their distribution centers.”
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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