We deliver value-added automated material handling solutions
Dematic designs, implements and maintains automated material handling solutions to improve the intralogistics in warehouses, production and distribution centers. Our solutions increase the efficiency of internal transport, storage and distribution processes.
We deliver leading-edge automated guided vehicle systems (AGV), automated warehouse and distribution solutions, in-floor chain conveyor systems and all-inclusive life cycle services to maximize system availability and life of material handling installations.
The FLV series include forklift AGVs that are able to automatically pick up and deliver pallets, containers, rolls, carts and many other conveyable loads. Automated guided vehicles with forks are the most common type of AGVs because they are so versatile. They can pick and drop load from floor level, racks, stands and driven conveyors.
Forklift automatic guided vehicles can also handle nearly any load: pallets, skeleton containers, IBC’s, racks, tubs, boxes, rolls.
Forklift AGV systems are the ideal solution for warehouse and distribution areas. Thanks to their versatility forked automated guided vehicles can be used for a wide range of applications:
The LTV series (Load Transfer Vehicle) include AGVs that are designed to move loads at high throughput between workstations in a production environment or between the warehouse and production. These automated guided vehicles carry one, two or four loads at a time and interface with conveyors, stands, end-of-line equipment (palletisers, wrappers, robots) and automatic warehouse equipment (stacker cranes).Roller conveyor LTV automatic guided vehicle
One of the most common types of transfer devices on unitload AGVs is the roller conveyor. In this case handshake sensors are used both onboard and offboard the AGV to communicate with the offboard conveyor system to ensure a smooth transfer of the load.Other transfer devices
LTV AGVs can be equipped with a number of transfer devices to transfer and transport the load:
These transfer mechanisms are configured to carry and transfer pallets (wooden, slave, packed, unpacked), racks, bins, rolls, containers, unitized loads, etc. LTV automated guided vehicles can also be equipped with a top-press to handle unstable loads.
Dematic Egemin designs produces automatic guided vehicles equipped with a clamp handling device instead of forks to handle unpalletized loads, boxes, rolls. These loads can be handled, lifted, transported with the same delicacy and flexibility as with forks.Flat clamp AGVs
Flat clamp automated guided vehicles are used for transport and lifting of loads that are not stored on pallets. The clamps and accurate positioning mechanism make sure the loads get not damaged during transport and lifting. Flat clamp AGVs are the ideal solution for block storage and deep-lane stacking of boxes in floor storage warehouses.Roll clamp AGVs
Roll clamp automated guided vehicles are equipped with hydraulic roll clamps to lift, rotate and stack rolls for the paper & printing industries, plastics and steel processing. The possibility to rotate rolls during transport considerable saves costs, space and time compared to roll clamp vehicles from other suppliers.AGVs with stabilizing clamps
Forklift AGVs can also be equipped with stabilizing clamps not to lift the load but to hold the load during transport and to provide stability. Stabilizing clamps can be particularly useful for single-fork automatic guided vehicles that handle various-sized loads and for tall loads.
Tugger AGVs pull non-driven carts that are charged with loads, either manually or automatically with an actuated hitch. These type of automated guided vehicles are the most productive AGVs as they are capable of carrying more goods than any other type. This allows for a considerable increase in capacity and efficiency, especially compared to traditional forklift trucks.Man-aboard or unmanned tuggers
The standard vehicle design for tuggers is the unmanned version. However, when frequent manual interaction is required the man-aboard tugger version may be required. When an operator takes over, the vehicle switches immediately to manual mode preventing automatic use.Connecting warehouses
Tuggers are also used to tow goods between different warehouses within an industrial site. This is possible through the unique multi-mode navigation feature which allows for combining different navigation methods on the same tugger AGV. Automatic transport with tugger vehicles lead to more efficient operations and avoid the heavy traffic of diesel engine trucks.A typical tugger application
A typical tugger vehicle application consists of a regular loop with predetermined stop locations. Every AGV is assigned a set of consecutive stops where operators can add or remove goods and trailers before releasing the vehicle to its next stop. The list of stops is freely and easily configurable at any time.
Very narrow aisle AGVs (VNA) are used in high-bay racking aisles. Very narrow aisle trucks are commonly installed in distribution and warehousing applications. Because they are able to drive in narrow aisles they can easily replace traditional VNA trucks operated by man.
VNA automated guide vehicles are equipped with turret forks or telescopic forks in order to store loads in the warehouse racks. VNA vehicles can also drop and pick loads from floor level. They work perfectly together with forklift AGVs supplying pallets to the warehouse.
Depending on your warehouse application and the storage capacities you need to achieve we develop dedicated VNA AGVs or automate standard VNA trucks. This can be achieved by installing our AGV automation pack on the forklift trucks. This allows the VNA trucks to move and store pallets fully independently. Manual driving and product handling with the truck remain possible however.Dual-mode navigation
The use of our unique navigation software E’nsor® allows for using two kinds of navigation methods on one AGV vehicle. This way, VNA trucks can navigate on laser outside the aisles and on wire or magnet when they are driving through the aisles and storing loads.
Egemin’s automated guided vehicles and AGV systems for production and work-in-process movement are one of the most commonly installed AGV applications by Egemin. AGV systems for production feature predictable and repetitive transport of materials in between production and processing lines and supply of materials from storage to production areas.
As every production process is unique, it needs a custom logistic solution as well. We always customise our automated guided vehicles to match these demands.
Egemin’s automated guided vehicles handle all kinds of storage applications in warehouses and distribution centers. The use of AGVs in warehouses directly reduce labour costs and increase the efficiency and reliability of your storage process.
We can use standard design or fully custom-made automatic guided vehicles depending on your specific application. Our compact and flexible AGV vehicles drive through the most narrow aisles. Other models allow for storing loads up to 6 levels or 12 meter high.
Examples of automatic storage applications with AGVs include:
Dematic Egemin's AGV automation pack is Egemin's automated kit for standard forklift and VNA trucks. This allows for automating the supply and storage processes in warehouses with standard forklift trucks leading to significant cost reductions compared to manual forklift systems and classic AGV systems and higher efficiency. Although products are moved and stored fully automatically, manual driving and product handling remain possible.
The automation package involves the following components:
Egemin’s automatic guided vehicles constitute the perfect link in an end-of-line automation chain. Our AGVs exchange handshake signals with end-of-line equipment like robot palletisers and stretch wrappers to pick finished pallets from conveyors.
Our end-of-line automated guided vehicles are the ideal cost-saving solution to automate the repetitive product flow between production and shipping.
Finished products in shipping get repeatedly damaged through manual handling. Thanks to the highly organised way of working and improved traffic safety, our AGVs make sure your goods are delivered undamaged in front of or inside the trailer.Other benefits
Our AGV systems meet the requirements for intermediate storage of food products. Automated guided vehicles also take expiry dates of final products into account and organize your warehouse shelves accordingly. That means optimal food conservation at every point in your workflow.
In addition, we can modify the construction of our automatic guided vehicles to be compliant with stringent hygiene regulations, such as stainless steel frames, usage of fully sealed components and encapsulated steer drive units to allow complete desinfection of the AGVs
Dematic Egemin’s automated guided vehicles reliably move products to, from or in between production lines in production, manufacturing and discrete manufacturing processes. Some other typical applications:
For specific manufacturing environments and special needs we always develop custom AGVs and systems.
Many tobacco processing plants look for added value with a larger variety of blends in smaller batches. Just-in-time delivery of tobacco materials from primary to secondary is essential to cut costs and save time, especially when switching to another blend.
Our AGV management software E’tricc® helps you optimising the tobacco flows to the most critical points in your process to make sure all tobacco blends are present at the right time and place.
Dematic Egemin supplies automated warehouse systems and distribution solutions for the automatic storage, retrieval handling and distribution of your goods.
We integrate custom-made quality solutions based on own products and other suppliers' systems. We manage the entire process of your automation project, from design through implementation to lifecycle services:
We implement automated storage concepts for the following markets, amongst others:
Some warehouse applications have a strongly variable rotation of goods with both fast moving and slow moving products. These products can best be stored in different warehouses for better stock rotation.Fast movers and slow movers
Fast moving products represent a small part of this and are responsible for the most part of the orders. These goods are dispatched at a high capacity, for example with automatic warehouse cranes and conveyor systems.
Slow moving products, the majority of the stock, only make up a small amount of the orders. These slow rotation goods are stored in a separate warehouse with many corridors. An AGV system which in this case is responsible for the receipt and despatch of goods leads to a more flexible logistics system in comparison with conveyors. With AGV’s your floorspace also remains completely free and it is simpler to expand the system in the future.
Dematic Egemin integrates various storage and transport systems for better rotation of your goods in your warehouses. This demands an intelligent logistics concept which allows flawless links between various systems.
We develop the following combined warehouse systems:
Typical of the food and beverage industry is a short time to market with peak periods. Especially for fresh products, customers need fast delivery. And all without compromising quality.
That’s why food and beverage producers must organize their supply chain and processes as efficiently as possible to secure the sales margins of their products . The usage of intelligent solutions such as automatic storage and transport and order picking systems is obvious.
We always build and integrate your automated warehouse and distribution solutions based on own products, controls and software. We combine these with quality systems from reliable suppliers of material handling systems for storage, transport, sorting and order picking which we install ourselves. To make these installations work, we supply the following advanced controls and software:
Dematic Egemin integrates AS/RS systems (fully automatic storage and retrieval systems) for the automatic infeed and outfeed of goods in pallet warehouses and miniload warehouses. Due to the automation of the storage process, the storage area is optimally utilised and you can work with minimum stocks. Automated warehouses yield an immediate lowering of operational costs and increased productivity in your business.
Dematic Egemin’s automatic storage systems are equipped with E'car® crane controls. The E'car® control receives transport commands from the higher-level warehouse control software which, together with the Warehouse Management System (WMS) distributes transport assignments optimally across the available cranes.
AutoStore® is a compact and cost-effective storage and order picking system for small items and packages. It can be easily integrated into any type of warehouse, both existing and new. An aluminum grid provides the storage space for all your goods. The size and form of the grid only depend on the warehouse around it and ensure optimal space usage. The goods themselves are stored in plastic bins inside the grid. AutoStore® helps you to maximise your available storage space and capacity, all without increasing your footprint. This makes it one of the most efficient goods-to-person systems available on the market.Intelligent storage system for bins
AutoStore® works with intelligent storage robots that operate on top of the aluminium grid. The grid serves as a storage matrix for the plastic bins that are stacked on top of each other. The robots hoist the plastic bins in and out of the grid, move them on for further processing and transfer them via conveyors, carousel or lift ports, to order picking operators.
The robots constantly optimize the storage positions in the grid. Fast movers are placed in the higher levels and slow movers in the lower levels. That is how future tasks can be performed faster. The robots also work together for optimal order picking from the bins. The storage locations are managed by the AutoStore control system. The content of the bins can be managed by Egemin’s E'wms® warehouse management software or customer-specific WMS software.
Dematic Egemin supplies high-performance and reliable automated conveyor systems and conveyor controls for the transport of loads such as pallets, totes, bins, trays, cartons and boxes in warehouses, distribution centres, goods receiving and expedition environments.
Efficient conveyor systems transport your goods at high throughput capacity, with many sorting options, without product damage. For very demanding warehouse and distribution processes, a high level of system availability is an absolute requirement. Dematic Egemin provides intelligent conveyor controls to meet your intralogistics requirements.
For the transport of pallets on in-floor chain conveyor systems standard pallet trucks can be utilised for loads of up to 1,200 kg. These adapted for use on an in-floor chain conveyor in several areas.
The tow pin is mounted at the front of the truck. This enables operators to couple the hand pallet truck to the transport system without any problems. The impact bumper ensures the safety of your employees. The hand pallet trucks can also be fitted with barcodes or RFID-tags to determine the route and destination of the carrier.