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New partnership for county company

Gloucester-based CKF Systems has announced a brand new partnership with Global AGV, a leading supplier of Automated Guided Vehicles to the logistics industry.

Both businesses have over 30 years of industry experience and this partnership will combine their extensive knowledge and expertise to add more value, and a more comprehensive solution, for CKF customers.

CKF Systems Ltd specialises in automated case handling and palletising using industrial robots and layer palletisers. Many of the systems installed by CKF auto-palletise, wrap and label pallets to be removed by operators. The labour intensive process exposes operators to risk of injury from other moving plant equipment. Automatically Guided Vehicles remove the requirement of operators in high traffic areas.

There has been great demand from CKF customers for an AGV solution, but there was never a solution which fitted seamlessly with CKF's systems before Global AGV. Global AGV can be integrated into a customer's facility without the need for any expensive infrastructure changes. CKF can retrofit a signal box to existing equipment and a WIFI network for it to communicate with AGV's systems.

This new partnership means CKF can now offer a seamless, integrated solution for all palletising needs, from automated conveying of products from containers, through barcode scanner tunnels with the ability to weigh, measure and profile cases, automatically communicating warehouse management systems to book products in and determine destination for further handling. The CKF installed systems can automatically sort products, palletise them, wrap the pallet, label the pallet and transport it to a loading bay or retrieval system, eliminating the need for workers to carry out repetitive high-risk tasks.

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