Egemin Announces Second Attachment for E’gv® Compact Product Line

The E’gv® Compact product line was released during the ProMat trade show in Chicago, March 2015.

Monday, March 21, 2016

After the E’gv® Compact Tugger’s annoucement at ProMat and subsequent popularity of the vehicle, Egemin began developing the second attachment for the AGV’s base: the Counterbalance Fork. The E’gv Compact product line’s economical models are designed to work in many common material handling areas and can replace manual trucks to reduce product damage and increase throughput. The Counterbalance Fork model has a lift capacity of 2500 lbs (1134 kg) and is ideal for simple moves throughout a facility, such as single-height racking, empty pallet storage, palletizer pick & drop, dropping on stands, and floor storage. Since it can be intermingled with standard or custom E’gv®s in existing or new systems installed by Egemin, it can save time and money: the standard or custom vehicles can do the complex tasks such as trailer loading & unloading, and the E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork vehicle can move those loads from the floor to an inbound conveyor or storage.
The E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork vehicle has a standard mast height of 96” (2438 mm) with a top lift stroke of 66” (1676 mm). An optional low clearance mast is available at an 80” (2032 mm) mast height. Two different fork lengths are available: 42” (1066 mm) and 48” (1219 mm). This vehicle fully complies with the ANSI and EN safety specifications for Automated Guided Vehicles.
Videos and information about the E’gv® Compact Counterbalance Fork will be displayed at MODEX 2016 in Atlanta, GA. The vehicle will be exhibited for the first time at CeMAT 2016 in Hannover, Germany, in May of 2016.
Egemin Automation Inc. ( is a leading manufacturer of AGVs, Warehouse Management Systems, and Integrated Material Handling Systems since 1976.
Egemin Automation designs, integrates and maintains automated material handling solutions to improve the intralogistics processes in warehouses, production, and distribution. Egemin Automation offers standard and tailor-made automation solutions that enable its customers to remain one step ahead of the competition. Egemin’s target markets are distribution and logistics, pharmaceuticals, the food & beverage industry, and production. We offer advanced solutions including automated warehouse and distribution systems, automated guided vehicles and in-floor chain conveyors. Our core activities include logistics advice, turnkey project execution, and life cycle services through the entire life cycle of installations. Egemin Group Inc., a subsidiary of Egemin NV, is based in Holland, MI, and covers all of North America with its offices throughout the continent. Egemin Group Inc. comprises Egemin Automation Inc. in Michigan and Retrotech, Inc. in New York, Michigan, and Illinois. Egemin Automation is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium and also has offices located throughout Europe and Asia, along with partners in other areas, and employs approximately 500 people worldwide.
Since August 2015, Egemin Automation has been part of the KION Group, one of the leading global players in intralogistics. The KION Group—comprising the seven brands of Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM STILL, Baoli, Voltas, and Egemin Automation—is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Western and Eastern Europe, the global number two in the industry, and the leading domestic supplier in China. The KION Group is headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, and is present in more than 100 countries. In 2014, it employed almost 23,000 people and generated revenue of around €4.7 billion. In 2016, Egemin Group Inc. acquired Retrotech, Inc., a system integrator and AS/RS specialist based in Rochester, NY.
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