Jungheinrich has announced the launch of the Auto Pallet Mover (APM) – a new type of  automated guided vehicle.

The APM is based on standard Jungheinrich lift truck technology which means that the system can be easily serviced and maintained and that the trucks boast all the safety features found on all the trucks in the Jungheinrich range.

The driverless APM moves independently around the warehouse and has been  designed to perform ‘routine’ handling tasks such as delivering palletised loads from the goods-in area or production line to a transfer point in the racking system.

The APM’s dedicated control and guidance system not only ensures efficient route planning and vehicle coordination, but also delivers optimum traffic flow around the distribution centre or factory.

The APM can operate as a stand-alone product or be integrated into a solution controlled by a warehouse management system. Of course, comprehensive safety features have been built in to the new product to guarantee collision-free and safe operation in all working environments.

Steve Richmond, general manager of Jungheinrich UK Ltd’s Systems and Projects Division, commented: “There is renewed interest in automated guided vehicles and we believe the development and launch of our new Auto Pallet Mover is well timed. The Jungheinrich APM offers a number of advantages not the least of which are the ability to reduce labour costs while improving safety and reducing product and equipment damage.”

Jungheinrich UK Ltd

Tel: 01908 363100

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