Egemin Automation Inc., Holland, Mich., will launch its new hybrid automated guided vehicle (AGV) at ProMat, which takes place at McCormick South, Chicago, Ill., January 21-24, 2011 (booth 2347).
Visitors will see how an operator can interrupt AGV operations, drive the vehicle manually and then place the forklift back into fully automatic lazer guidance mode. A press conference will be conducted on
the booth on Tues., March 22, at 11:30 a.m.
Egemin has sold a number of hybrid AGVs that move over 10 million pallets annually. Hybrid AGVs are available in two sizes, in 3,500 and 5,500 pound lifting capacities. The Hybrid AGVs efficiently move pallets between manufacturing cells, warehousing and standard over-the-road trailers. With lifting heights up to 23 feet, deep lane floor stacking, pushback rack, drive-in rack and standard racking are common interface points for these versatile vehicles.
The hybrid AGV comes standard with industrial lead-acid batteries, lazier navigation, advanced lazier safety systems, graphical touch screen monitor, Windows OS on solid state drive (SSD) media and 802.11 wireless communications. Optional components based on specific system requirements include RFID readers, bar code scanners, 3D camera technology, robotic battery exchange system, automatic battery charging, mechanism sideshift and automated single/double fork systems.
A movie trailer has been placed within the One Minute to Connect section of the ProMat 2011 website that gives a sneak preview of what you will see at the Egemin booth. To watch the trailer visit
ProMatShow.com/attendees/youroneminute and select 'Egemin Hybrid AGV Product Launch – See it Live at ProMat 2011.'
Egemin Automation Inc. has been manufacturing AGVs and warehouse management systems since 1976.