Dematic Counter Balance AGV:

Driverless heavy duty forklift truck

For tons of challenges

Driverless heavy-duty forklifts are the strongest of the fully automated industrial trucks and can easily manoeuvre tons of goods thanks to their counterweight.

Dematic's Heavy Load AGVs move your company powerfully towards Industry 4.0 - more reliably and safely than manually controlled heavy-duty forklift trucks. They are automatically controlled forklift trucks with a counterweight that enables the lifting of particularly heavy loads.

Advantages of the heavy duty AGVs

Dematic heavy-duty vehicles guarantee reliable, safe and precise navigation that you can trust all around. They offer the following advantages for your internal material flow:

  • confident transport of up to 3 tonnes of load
  • ideal for transfer positions that cannot be driven under
  • flexible adaptation to fluctuating performance requirements
  • more productivity (transport of two pallets at the same time)
  • more effectiveness through 24/7 use
  • lower costs
  • lower error and accident rate
  • integration into already existing warehouse structures possible
Driverless heavy-duty forklift in use in a warehouse. Driverless transport systems simplify operations and improve picking time.

Counterbalanced heavy-duty AGVs as part of an automated guided vehicle system can - like manual heavy-duty forklifts - transport a wide variety of heavy-duty load carriers and pallets. 

How can we optimise your logistics? Contact us! We will advise you individually.

Optimum design of heavy-duty forklift trucks

The automatically controlled Dematic industrial trucks for loads weighing several tonnes are special counterbalance trucks of the CB series (CB = Counterbalance). They have a massive counterweight so that, compared to other driverless transport vehicles, there is no need for supporting wheel arms next to the forks. This makes it possible to approach load carriers that cannot be driven under.

Technical data of the Dematic models

  • Mono, duplex or triplex mast
  • Lifting height: 2,500 mm - 6,000 mm
  • Load capacity: 750 kg - 3 t
  • Support drive-in racking and push-back racking
  • Support order fulfilment functions 

Sensors and safety and navigation laser scanners of the highest quality ensure the precise and safe manoeuvring of these automated guided vehicles even in the vicinity of your employees and any obstacles in the area of operation. The energy supply is ensured by lithium-ion batteries.

Areas of application

Dematic's CB series of heavy-duty counterbalance AGVs are primarily found in the food industry, particularly in the beverage and dairy processing industries. Even at cool room temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees Celsius, these standard CB trucks perform reliably.
The high-performance AGVs are ideal for the following applications:

  • Transport between production and warehouse
  • Repetitive pallet movements
  • Storage and retrieval in different types of warehouses, e.g. block, row and rack warehouses
  • End-of-line applications and point-to-point transports
  • Empty pallet supply
  • Production supply with raw materials

Dematic AGV at Lactalis


Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) from Dematic

Dematic automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are autonomous vehicles that transport materials for automated delivery and storage systems. AGVs perform a wide range of tasks and are equally suitable for production facilities, warehouses and distribution centres.

With counterbalance AGVs for heavy loads, the productivity of a site can be significantly increased. Are you curious about the configuration options for Dematic automated guided vehicles for the beverage industry, but also for the manufacturing and automotive industries? We would be happy to advise you individually. Please contact us!

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Bickford's Group

A fleet of five Dematic AGVs provides a highly efficient automated link between production and distribution for Adelaide-based soft drinks and beverage manufacturer Bickford's Group.

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