Tuesday 20th Feb 2018 - Logistics Manager

Jungheinrich launches electric AGV order picker

Jungheinrich has launched its new automated EKX 516a electric order picker.

The new AGV is based on the EKX 516a tri-lateral stacker, which the intralogistics company has added automation components to. Navigation is run by inductive guidance and transponders.

It has automatic battery charging – the truck simply drivers underneath a plate which charges the vehicle.

The AGV lifts heights up to 13 metres, and lithium-ion batteries are available for all of Jungheinrich’s AGV range.

“With the EKX 516a automated high rack stacker we have made one of our top trucks even better,” said Dr. Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach, Jungheinrich board of management responsible for logistics systems. “Through the addition of new automation components, the EKX – tried and tested in countless applications – becomes a powerful AGV.

“With automation the trucks can show their strengths to full extent in narrow aisles: That saves our customers time, especially in standardised routine tasks, and guarantees efficient and reliable transport tasks.”