CKF partners with Global AGV to bolster logistics offering

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CKF Systems has announced a new partnership with Global AGV, a supplier of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the logistics industry.

The partnership means CKF can now offer a seamless, integrated solution for palletising requirements, from automated conveying of products from containers, through barcode scanner tunnels with the ability to weigh, measure and profile cases, automatically communicating with warehouse management systems to book products in and determine destination for further handling.

The Global AGV L12 (left) and L14 (right) are based on standard Linde-powered pallet handling equipment

The offering includes two standard models; L12 and L14.

Both solutions are based on standard Linde-powered pallet handling equipment and can be installed as a standalone solution with the management software loaded onto the AGV rather than an external fleet management software.

This allows the Global AGV to be integrated into the customer’s facility without the need for any expensive infrastructure changes or reflectors installed in strategic places.

All the system requires is an I/O signal box, which CKF will retrofit to existing equipment and a Wi-Fi network for it to communicate with the individual I/O modules.

Once booked in, the CKF-installed systems can automatically sort products, palletise them, wrap the pallet, label the pallet and transport the pallet to a loading bay or put-away and retrieval system.

According to CKF, this eliminates the need for multiple personnel carrying out repetitive high-risk tasks, needing only a few operators to oversee the operation.

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