News Archive 2006

Alcon orders E'gv® system
The Alcon group is a global healthcare multinational company, market leader in eyecare products. The Belgium subsidiary of Alcon is located in Puurs and manufactures all kinds of contact lense care products to name a few sterile eye drops, eye ointments and surgical preparations. The Puurs site also comprises a fully equipped distribution centre from which Alcon products are shipped all over the world to 125 counties.

High flexibility

Egemin Automation recently received an order from Alcon for supplying a laser guided type FLV/N E'gv® system that will replace the obsolete wire guided AGV system at Alcon Belgium. Alcon chose for Egemin Automation instead of extending the existing system supplied by the original AGV manufacturer because the Egemin Automation system delivered a higher flexibility. In that respect, the Egemin Automation system layout can be easily extended in the future and moreover the laser guided vehicles offer more with regard to navigation. The Egemin Automation vehicles will take care of the infeed and outfeed of pallets and the supply of packing material to the packing lines. The system will be commissioned early 2007.

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