AER builds all components and completes final assembly of the motors. In their facility for final assembly and shipping, AER replaced an aging AGV system with Dematic Egemin Compact Tuggers.
For about 20 years, AER used a tugger transport system in their final assembly and shipping facility.
Near the end of its life, the high cost of proprietary parts and the requirement of workers to manually move the vehicles throughout the facility began to take a toll.
AER was facing lost profitability from increased downtime and increased labor costs with less productive time spent on assembly.
A search ensued for replacement AGVs and Dematic Egemin Compact
Tugger units were selected to replace the outdated system.
The Dematic Egemin AGVs require less labor — operators don’t have to leave the production lines to manually drive vehicles down long hallways.
Operators use call buttons to request an AGV to pick up engines or transport them to shipping.
Because the AGVs automatically charge when they’re awaiting new transport requests, operators don’t waste time changing batteries.
Production has increased and labor is now being used more effectively where it should be.
Dematic Egemin complies with the ANSI B56.5-2012 and EN safety standards and requirements for all offered models/series of AGVs. Installation of the Compact Tuggers at AER has improved awareness of automation in the facility, considerably increasing safety for personnel while reducing product and equipment damage.