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  • More efficiency with Transport Robots


    Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Systems make a significant contribution to the optimisation of processes in intralogistics. They ensure that the right part is always in the right place at the right time. When using transport robots you increase the productivity of your company significantly.
    EK AUTOMATION is one of the European market leaders in the field of AGVs. We have more than 50 years of experience in the industry and have already installed more than 10,000 vehicles in more than 1,000 systems worldwide. We are convinced that we can find the optimum solution for your intralogistics processes!

     
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  • Automated Guided Vehicles - AGV

  • The right part at the right time in the right place - that's what transport robotics does almost by itself. With the use of transport robots, also known as Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Systems, we optimise material flow and storage systems safely and quickly.

    The EK AUTOMATION vehicle types differ according to criteria such as design and the corresponding load range. In the design phase, the selected vehicle type is then combined with the appropriate load handling equipment. We are not limited by the number of vehicles in a system. And of course it is essential to match the vehicle selection and the system to the customer's requirements.
      • SMART MOVE

      • Series floor conveyor vehicles as driverless transport systems
        For more than 20 years EK AUTOMATION has been automating production vehicles of well-known manufacturers of industrial trucks. We equip these production vehicles with navigation and control systems and adapt the entire system to customer requirements. Since these systems work with prepared modules, we can offer a cost-effective entry into the technology of automated guided vehicle systems for many applications in different industries. Other advantages of series production vehicles include short design and commissioning times, fast deliveries and flexible adaptation options. In addition, the vehicles can still be operated manually - e.g. for special tasks. We offer EK series equipment as tractors, low-lift trucks or high-lift trucks.
          • SMART MOVE L14 – Our top seller

          • With the automated high lift truck, we can store and retrieve your goods up to over 4,000 mm in racks.


            The basic version of the SMART MOVE L14 is equipped with laser navigation, LI-ION energy system and personal protection scanners in both directions of travel.
          • Universal counterbalance truck

          • SMART MOVE L 06 – 16 AC

            With load capacities of 600, 1,000, 1,200 and 1,600 kg, we offer you 4 models that are optimally designed for your transport task.
            The SMART MOVE AC can be used to transport a large number of different loading aids.
            The basic equipment of the SMART MOVE L14 is equipped with laser navigation, LI-ION energy system and personal protection scanners in both directions of travel.
          • SMART MOVE CUSTOM

          • With our SMART MOVE CUSTOM we adapt your SMART MOVE vehicles completely to your requirements.
            We integrate mechanical load safety devices, hold-down devices, centring devices or special sensors into the standard modular system.
          • SMART MOVE OUTDOOR

          • SMART MOVE OUTDOOR - EK AUTOMATION's automated series production trucks are also designed for short outdoor use.
            We equip the vehicles with additional sensors and personal protection equipment so that the SMART MOVE vehicles can link hall areas, for example - even if there is a few metres of open space between the buildings.
          • SMART MOVE ERC 214 and 216

          • EK AUTOMATION has been automating Jungheinrich series production equipment since 1997.
            The SMART MOVE ERC 214 and 216 is the model of the first hour.
            The basic equipment of the SMART MOVE L14 is equipped with laser navigation, LI-ION energy system and personal protection scanners in both driving directions.
          • SMART MOVE ERE 225

          • The ERE 225 is supplied with a short or long fork. In addition to forks for 2 pallets, we also offer special forks with a length of over 3,000 mm.
            The automated low-platform trucks can transport up to 2,500 kg in automatic mode.
            The SMART MOVE ERE 225 is supplied as basic equipment with laser navigation.
            For added safety, the low-platform truck can also be equipped with personal protection scanners in the fork direction.
            In addition to the manual battery change, automatic intermediate charging concepts with LI-ION are also available.
          • Driverless tractor

          • SMART MOVE P30/P50C

            Simple concept with high towing capacity. The solution offers high transport performance at extremely low costs. With the P30C and P50C from LINDE MH, EK AUTOMATION has been successfully automating tractor vehicles for many years. With trailer loads of up to 5,000 kg and full manual operability, we offer you solutions for many tasks in which trailers are to be towed.
        • FAST MOVE

        • This maximum mobility vehicle is scalable in size and can perform various transport tasks completely independently due to a multitude of different load handling devices. With an overall height of only 13 cm, a load capacity of 1,000 kg and a travel speed of up to 2 m/s, FAST MOVE establishes a completely new performance class in transport robotics.

          Smart, automated production, that exploits Industry 4.0 requires intelligent, networked and flexible material flow solutions as well as the targeted transport of goods. The fully autonomous, ultra-flat FAST MOVE transport robot from EK AUTOMATION is highly mobile, individually scalable and versatile - and thus THE transport robot for industry 4.0.

          The flexible, autonomous, scalable transport platform.
          The FAST MOVE:
          • can move freely in all directions
          • enables faster load cycles
          • solves space problems
          • is an ultra-flat vehicle
          • moves loads up to a weight of 2000 kg
          • reaches speeds up to 2 m/s
          • can be modularly adapted to any task
          • allows scaling of the chassis in 100 mm steps
          Unlimited freedom and many possibilities A total of 3 platform heights from 130 to 200 mm, 4 drive configurations and 11 different load handling attachments are available - this offers you a solution for every task. With the load handling modules, you can quickly and easily adapt the vehicle to changing tasks.
            • Lift table 150

            • The free lift raises the load 150 mm high. As with all models, the scanners have a 360° view. The FAST MOVE can exit from the charging aids both across and on the side.
            • Lift table 500

            • The free lift raises the load 150mm high. As with all models, the scanners have a 360° view. The FAST MOVE can exit from the charging aids both across and on the side.
            • Chain conveyor

            • The FAST MOVE can be equipped with suitable conveyors for the disposal of your palletisation, production lines or as a connection of a shelf warehouse to transport logistics.
            • Train pin

            • Up to three train pin with a lift of up to 50 mm ensure optimal power transmission and safe transport when pulling rolling containers or picking positions.
            • Push Pull

            • With our PUSH PULL device, we perform an active load game at a passive station. Many simple and cost-effective stations can be presented on an assembly line and placed flexibly.
            • Roller Road 90

            • Thanks to the variable vehicle length, the taxiway can also be used to transport two plates at the same time which increases the transport performance. Both lateral and roll-on, roll-off loading solutions are possible.
            • Roller Road 50

            • Equipment with roller tracks allows a quick lateral load transfer of cardboard boxes or plastic boxes. Multiple transfer lines can also be configured.
               
            • Rack

            • With variable and customised shelf structures, the FAST MOVE is optimally equipped for picking.
          • COMPACT MOVE

          • Standardized AGV for medium loads
            The COMPACT line stands for standardized Driverless Transport Vehicles (AGV), which are optimised for the medium-heavy load range. With COMPACT we have placed particular emphasis on offering robust, manoeuvrable, service-friendly and therefore economical vehicles. COMPACT is suitable wherever a medium transport volume has to be transported without a driver on narrow transport routes.

            Example COMPACT GG counterbalanced truck
            for up to 1,200 kg load weight
            The COMPACT GG is a powerful and economical counterbalance truck. It is optimized and equipped for quick and easy commissioning.

            The advantages at a glance:
            • Small turning radii and narrow aisle widths, possible due to short length and manoeuvrable chassis (load transfer 90° to aisle from 3.2 m aisle width)
            • Torsion-resistant mast for large lifting heights up to 8 m
            • With fork sideshift and fork tilt optimally equipped for truck or container loading
            • 5 navigation technologies available, also in combination

            What distinguishes the COMPACT MOVE:
            Efficiency

            Optimum transport performance - high forward and reverse speeds, up to 2 m/s depending on the vehicle.
            Flexibility
            Types of navigation can be combined with each other, e.g. laser navigation in the hall for the GG stacker and contour-dependent navigation during truck loading
            Safety
            Our modular system offers the ideal combination for your application - e.g. safety edges on the chassis, personal protection scanners or ultrasonic sensors.
            Service

            friendliness Easy access to all electrical and control parts. All controls are in accessible position.
              • VARIO MOVE

              • Universal driverless carrier vehicle for the high lift
                The driverless VARIO carrier vehicle can be equipped with any load handling device, regardless of whether you use roller conveyors, chain conveyors, passive racks or shelves. Due to the existing and proven basic design of the carrier vehicle, only the load handling attachment is adapted. The VARIO is designed as a modular system for high lift up to 12 m, for medium-heavy loads and surface-mounted trolleys. This means for you: a driverless transport vehicle with tailor-made technology, cost-effective and without risk.

                Advantages of the VARIO MOVE:
                • Proven basic design, individually adaptable thanks to modular design
                • Roller conveyors or chain conveyors - the load handling attachments can be adapted to your needs
                • Laser navigation - the market-leading and flexible navigation without any ground installation
                • User-friendly touch panel with graphic diagnostic display
                • Trolleys for diagonal and transverse travel
                • Optimally suited for multi-shift use thanks to energy system with automatic battery change or automatic battery recharging
                • Individual security packages for every application
                • Payload of up to 4,000 kg
                What distinguishes the VARIO MOVE series:
                Flexibility
                Minimal installation effort due to laser navigation ensures fast adaptation to your internal processes. You do not need any installations in the floor. The route and the stations are generated via CAD and transmitted to the VARIO via download. The VARIO then handles the transport task independently as an FTF. You have the direct benefit.
                Service friendliness
                Easy access to all electrical and control parts due to central arrangement in the front control cabinet. All operating elements are located in ergonomic height. The battery is quick and easy to reach, regardless of the energy concept.
                Safety
                Service-friendly personal protection laser scanners from SICK and the modular MULTI system offer the ideal combination for your application in safety technology. Safety edges on the chassis round off the system.
                Cost-effective
                Low investment and thus a short payback period.
                Efficiency
                Multiple load handling attachments and high travel speeds of up to 2 m/s. The VARIO offers you maximum transport performance.
                Manual operation
                All vehicle actions can also be performed manually.
                  • CUSTOM MOVE

                  • Tailor-made driverless transporters
                    CUSTOM MOVE adapts to the customer's wishes, but above all to special environments and conditions. The individual designs of the product family optimally meet project-specific and individual requirements. Based on proven individual components, it is a reliable partner for your transport tasks. Due to its high load capacity, CUSTOM MOVE is suitable for unusual work areas.
                    • Proven basic design, individually adaptable thanks to modular design
                    • Roller conveyors or chain conveyors - the load handling attachments can be adapted to your needs
                    • Laser navigation - the market-leading and flexible navigation without any ground installation
                    • User-friendly touch panel with graphic diagnostic display
                    • Trolleys for diagonal and transverse travel
                    • Optimally suited for multi-shift use thanks to energy system with automatic battery change or automatic battery recharging
                    • Individual security packages for every application
                    • Payload of up to 4,000 kg
                      • Technology

                          • What is an AGVS?

                          • Automated logistics increases efficiency and security in your company.
                          • Industrie 4.0

                          • Autonomous transport robots are a key technology of industry 4.0!
                          • Navigation

                          • Precisely. Sure. Flexible.
                          • Automatic load handling

                          • EK AUTOMATION offers both standardized load handling attachments (LAM) and individual designs for special applications.
                          • Safety

                          • Transport robots make our work safer.
                          • System Control

                          • Our system control for transport robots is based on a proven software kernel.
                          • Energy System

                          • An intelligent charging strategy and powerful batteries guarantee constant vehicle availability.
                          • Material Flow Control

                          • We guarantee the optimal connection of the FTF to the processes.
                        • Fully automated transport solutions

                        • We provide turnkey AGV solutions for almost all industries, whether in assembly, production supply or disposal, order picking, warehousing or area linking. With more than 50 years of experience in the field of automation, we offer intelligent logistic solutions ranging from standardized AGV up to to 100% customer-specific transport robots based on industry-proven components.
                            • ATS

                            • Automated Material Transport Systems are important logistics applications, e.g. in hospital logistics.
                            • Block Storage

                            • AGV solutions for floor-level storage and self-supporting block storage, e.g. in the beverage and food industries.
                            • Order Picking

                            • Transport robots to support employees during internal order picking processes.
                            • Assembly lines

                            • Transport platforms that transport workpieces between workstations and on which they are assembled.
                            • Outdoor

                            • Fully autonomous transport vehicles for internal plant traffic.
                            • Rack Storage

                            • The transport robots "stack" the transported goods in block, row or cantilever bearings.
                            • Tugger AGV

                            • Driverless tractors with trailers for transport over long distances.
                            • Narrow-Aisle Warehouse

                            • Vehicle systems for narrow aisles and applications in high-bay warehouses.
                            • Heavy load

                            • Transport vehicles in various designs for the internal transport of heavy loads.
                            • Special Solutions

                            • Up to 100% project and customer-specific special solutions.