We provide customer-specific automated guided vehicles (AGVs) from the EK AUTOMATION standard line as well as automated series vehicles from LINDE and Jungheinrich.
We have the fitting solution for every application, in all different branches of industry. From load-handling equipment, to navigation, to energy systems, we offer the appropriate technology in every weight category.
The ECO line of tuggers and carrier vehicles prove their worth every day as economical solutions in the areas of intralogistics, assembly lines, order picking and transporting. Their appeal lies in their simple design, flexibility and adaptability. That makes them an industrially performing yet very low-cost AGV solution. For you, that means: high transport capacity at low investment and operating costs.WHERE ECO LINE AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES STAND OUT – OVERVIEW:
Navigation made-to-measure. Fast and faultless optical navigation, with classic induction or inductive power transfer.
SAFETY / PERSONNEL PROTECTION
Easy serviceability, SICK contactless laser scanners plus safety edges if necessary.
Easy access to all electronic and control parts by central location in the switch cabinet. Easy system diagnosis via the standard operating terminal.
EK Traffic Control allows multi-vehicle operation with cross-overs, even without elaborate control computers or communications.
Exclusively industry-compliant components are used for vehicles from the ECO line.
All components are proven in practice (e.g. Siemens failsafe PLC, SICK laser personnel protection, etc.).
For multi-shift operation, the ECO can be fitted ex works with all components for battery changing. Alternative energy systems are also available, such as automatic recharging or inductive power transfer.
All vehicle actions can also be performed manually.
The COMPACT line represents standard automated guided vehicles (AGVs) optimized for the medium load range. With the COMPACT AGV, we have paid special attention to delivering a rugged, agile, service-friendly and thereby economical vehicle. COMPACT is suitable wherever a medium volume needs to be transported automatically on narrow routes.WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE COMPACT LINE OF RUGGED AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES:
Optimal transport capacity – high forward and reverse speeds up to 2 m/s depending on vehicle.
Different types of navigation can be combined together, e.g. to yield a counterbalanced forklift that navigates by laser in the hall and by contour in the loading bay.
Our modular system offers the ideal combination of safety technology for your application – e.g. safety edges on the chassis, personnel protection scanner or ultrasound sensors.
Easy access to all electronic and control parts. All operating elements are in an accessible position.
The MULTI automated guided vehicle can be fitted with any load lifting equipment, be it roller conveyors, chain conveyors, passive frames or racks. Given the proven base design of the carrier vehicle, only the load lifting equipment is adapted. The MULTI is designed as a modular system for up to 12 m lifting heights and medium loads, with a chassis that allows omnidirectional manoeuvring.
For you, that means: an automated guided vehicle with custom technology at low cost and no risk.OVERVIEW: MULTI AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE FROM EK AUTOMATION
Laser navigation requires minimal installation, ensuring rapid adaptation to your internal processes. No floor installations of any sort are required. The route and stations are generated by CAD and downloaded to the MULTI. The MULTI then performs all transport tasks autonomously as an AGV. You have the direct benefits.
Multiple load lifting equipment and high driving speeds of up to 2 m/s. The MULTI offers you maximum transport capacity.
Easy access to all electronic and control parts by central location in the front of the switch cabinet. All operating elements are at ergonomic height. The battery is quickly and easily accessible in all energy concepts.
An easily serviceable SICK laser scanner for personnel protection and the MULTI’s modular system offer the ideal combination of safety measures for your application. Safety edges on the chassis round off the system.
Low investment cost, therefore rapid pay-off.
All matured and proven components.
All vehicle actions can also be performed manually.
VARIO adapts to your needs. The custom designs of this product line are optimal helpers for project-specific and individual requirements. Built exclusively from proven components, VARIO is a reliable partner for your transport tasks. Given its extreme load-bearing capacity, VARIO is suited to working in unusual environments.
We deliver your VARIO at a load capacity from 30 kg to 30 t.
Series vehicles from LINDE and Jungheinrich automated by EK Automation.
We complement our customer-specific automated guided vehicle systems with series automated guided vehicles / AGVs among others from Linde and Jungheinrich, Europe’s leading manufacturers of floor-borne transport vehicles. EK Automation has been automating series production equipment for more than 20 years – in which time EK Automation has already automated more than 600 series vehicles. We fit these series vehicles with EK-developed navigation and control systems and adapt the system to the customer’s needs.
Because these systems work with ready-made modules, we grant low-cost entry into the technology of automated guided vehicle systems for many applications in all branches of industry. Other advantages of using series vehicles are short planning and commissioning times, quick delivery and flexible adaptability. Furthermore, the vehicles can be manually operated as usual – if there are special tasks to perform, for example.
We offer EK series vehicles as tow tractors, low-lift pallet trucks or high-lift pallet stackers.
Are you still transporting your containers manually? Automated Guided Vehicles from EK Automation lower your operating costs by reducing the time spent and physical effort expended by your qualified staff members. AGVs automatically transport laundry, medical, main meals, snacks, waste and much more. The hospital systems from EK Automation optimise the number of containers, shorten the time taken for transport and cycle times, always deliver on-time, and reliably carry the transported goods as if by hand – the gentle AGV handling provided avoids damage to the containers and their contents as well as to the infrastructure, whilst also lowering the risk of employee injury.
If you add to that the improved overview of your material flow, which provides pin-point accuracy, the reducing of floor space needed for transport logistics, the minimising of supplies and control stock needed, as well as the lowering of personnel costs, particularly in multi-shift operation, you will see that AGVs from EK Automation provide a Return On Investment in a very short time.
The Automated Guided Vehicles from EK Automation find their way using the most advanced tracking technologies. Whether contour, magnet or laser navigation, or a combination of one or more of these, our flexible equipment always meets demands with minimum installation and maximum precision and flexibility. Easy to modify and extend, they represent a long-term, sensible investment in very advanced technology.
Safety is the major benefit you gain when using AGVs from EK Automation. The layouts are designed for accident-free and fault-free navigation throughout the hospital corridors. It goes without saying that our person protection systems fulfil and exceed the European safety requirements.
EK AUTOMATION has been active for many years in process automation and process optimization. Our experience goes from small and simple systems control to complex, high-availability process control.
These include control systems for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), material flow control systems and integrated control systems with MES functionality.
Take advantage of our experience of more than 1000 automated systems in these areas.
We offer cost-effective automation systems for your facilities that are flexible, adaptable and efficient.