HOLLAND, MI— 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 the Egemin 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.
Egemin Automation’s straddle fork configuration for the E’gv Compact will be showcased at ProMat ’17. In this format it can carry larger and heavier loads than in a standard counterbalance fork configuration.
“The Egemin Automation 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, President of Egemin Automation. “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 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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