News Archive 2012
Merak reduces operational costs with AGVs Handling Automation
Merak information management has opened its sixth distribution centre in Schelle. The new building has a surface area of 11,000 m², which provides sufficient storage capacity for 300 kilometres of racks and 1.5 million archive box files. Egemin’s automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are used for the transportation in the distribution centre. Merak has invested a total of 9 million Euros.
Egemin has supplied two FLV1010NL-type vehicles to take care of the automatic transportation of archive box files in the distribution centre. These vehicles are laser-guided and suitable for transporting euro pallets up to 1000 kg, which they can lift to a height of 1 metre.
Because of their compact design, the AGVs are extremely suitable for manoeuvring quickly between the warehouse racks and aisles. As well the internal transportation of archive box files, the AGVs also take them to be destroyed, and organise the flow of empty euro pallet stacks.
Reduced operational costs
Automated guided vehicles result in a direct reduction of operational costs, and increase the efficiency and capacity of the internal transport. Egemin always designs and builds its AGVs and related software customized to the specific application, based on standard components and concepts.
The distribution centre was opened on 10th May by the mayor of Schelle, Rob Mennes, in the presence of Merak’s Managing Director, Henrik Rooms.
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