27/09/2017 - 11:41 am

Dematic’s Dual-Use AGV Available in North America

From autumn 2017 Dematic’s iGo neo CX 20, a dual-use automated guided vehicle (AGV) will be available to the North American market.

As a dual-use or hybrid AGV, the iGo neo can operate as both a traditional walkie-rider machine or as a fully automatic AGV. As an AGV, the iGo neo follows the operator at all times during the picking cycle, eliminating the time-consuming actions of getting on and off the machine during picking to move to the next location and also walking with product over distance to the machine.

The iGo neo represents a significant leap in ergonomic order fulfillment technology that can improve overall picking performance by up to 30%, and potentially even more when coupled with a Pick-to-Voice system.

"Dematic is excited to bring the iGo neo to North America," said Bryan Knott, Mobile Automation product manager at Dematic. "We've seen a strong market demand for increasing mixed case picking efficiency, which leads to higher outputs of distribution centres. The iGo neo not only eliminates the need to drive the vehicle between pick positions, it does so without any infrastructure changes or additional equipment. It is truly an out-of-the-box solution that can be deployed and fully operational in hours, not days and is the first of its kind in the industry."

The iGo neo is powered by Still and will be sold in North America by Dematic. The vehicle was officially unveiled at the Material Handling and Logistics Conference (mhlc.com), sponsored by Dematic, and will also be on display at the Kion North America dealer sales update meeting event in Charleston, South Carolina on October 26. Kion is the parent company of both Dematic and Still.

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