Egemin to release compact AGV in Europe this summer
23 March 2015
Egemin Automation will unveil a new product at ProMat 2015 in Chicago.
The E’gv Compact is a small yet robust new AGV designed to handle standard-sized loads at higher capacities than the AGCs (Automatic Guided Carts) currently available on the market. This flexible vehicle has a fast time to market at an affordable price. Egemin will set the E’gv Compact in the market as an add-on to its existing high-grade E’gv product line vehicles that are customised for specific applications.
The E’gv Compact will be available on the European market this summer. It will be first released as a tugger vehicle. The launch of the forked version of the E’gv Compact is projected for early 2016.
E’gv Compact will be capable of towing up to 4,500 kg, which is about five times the capacity of an AGC. The base vehicle can also be fitted with lifting forks in the styles of counterbalance, straddle, narrow, or as a conveyor vehicle utilising a single or dual roller conveyor. Because of the off-the-shelf nature of this product, the turn-around from order to delivery is about 75% faster than that of a custom AGV. Because of the low up-front cost, the ROI is considerably faster.