• Agilon automated warehouse solution.
  • Introducing Agilon

    Warehouse automation helps you move components faster, more efficiently, and with greater accuracy

    Agilon is an automated materials management system that optimizes warehouse storage and retrieval. Using smart inventory monitoring and advanced material handling technology, Agilon maximizes warehouse productivity and makes the most of available space.

    Store and easily manage thousands of tools, packages, and spare parts

    User friendly, accurate, and cost-efficient, Agilon streamlines material handling, reducing the need for complex internal logistics and makes operating your warehouse safe, smooth, and reliable.

    Enhance safety and create a pleasing working environment

    Agilon contributes to a tidier, more stylish warehouse with components stored efficiently and simply behind the high-quality external cladding. By delegating the retrieval of products and materials from tall shelves to a robot, Agilon improves warehouse safety. And all actions and events are logged in the smart system, meaning you'll always have a precise balance of your stock.

Automation for better business

 

Agilon storage.

Automated storage and retrieval system designed to boost your business

When intralogistics is a compulsory part of your operations, it is crucial to have them perform well. A badly performing storage management process and internal logistics directly affect your everyday life and the profitability and competitiveness of your business.

A modern automated warehouse tailored to your needs can help you grow revenue, diminish expenses, and improve the efficiency of production and maintenance stages by up to 50%.

By letting smart technology take care of the details, you can offer an enhanced service to your partners, create a simplified and attractive workplace, and focus on growing your business.

 

54% more efficient collection & putaway.

Minimize unnecessary handling time

100% traveable events & products.

Improve track and traceability

30% Better inventory accuracy

Automate material replenishments

40% more space-efficient.

Use your premises wisely

270 average lines per hour.

Fast and accurate picking for full retrieval

170 average lines per hour.

Fast and accurate picking for partial retrieval

 

 

Tailor-made for you
  • Agilon automated warehouse solution.

  • A materials management system tailor-made for the needs of you and your warehouse

    Delivering a service that works for you is our highest priority. By assessing your individual needs, we can offer a solution that allows for quick and efficient system integration and looks to long-term safety, efficiency, and business growth.

    After preliminary assesement by one of our dedicated specialists – in person or remotely, you'll receive a detailed quote. Once you've had the opportunity to make your decision, we'll work together to arrange delivery. Once installed, you'll benefit from 24/7 maintenance support available as standard, alongside full training for your warehouse personnel.

     
  • Our customers
     

    Warehousing technology trusted by both SME's and international corporations

    ABB TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT CENTRE
    We handle approximately 1,000 deliveries a month. Our promise to our customers about fast delivery means that our processes need to work all the time. We can’t afford mistakes and that’s why we chose Agilon.

    – Anna Räsänen, Warehouse and Logistics Manager
    DIETA OY
    Agilon handles thousands of our products. Implementation freed up 100 square metres of valuable floor space for other uses. We could practically grow within these walls and our inventory turnover became more efficient.

    – Jyri Lankinen, After-Sales Director
  • Agilon automated warehouse solution.
Take a Closer look

Get a crystal clear picture of your inventory, enhanced picking accuracy, and much more

Automated materials management brings clarity and competitiveness to your business. Find out how by visiting the links below.

 

  • Maintenance (MRO)

    Enhance the results with automated stock balance management and visualised reports

       
  • Finnair maintenance worker returning toolkit to the Agilon automated warehouse
  • Konecranesin automaattivarasto Agilon Danfoss Editronin tuotannon osana

  • Production

    Diminish manual work and expensive downtime

       
  • Distribution

    Speed up the secure order-pickings and deliveries

       
  • Retrieving packages from automated warehouse Agilon at Dunlop Hiflex distribution centre
  • Agronic Oy Konecranes Agilon automated warehouse

  • Warehousing in SME companies

    Grow cost-efficiently without paying for more floor area

       
Agilon Webinars

Welcome to watch Agilon Webinars

Check out our webinars to learn more about the best practises and experiences on accurate, secure and traceable warehouse automation in Production, Maintenance and Distribution operations.

BE Group automates replenishment routines and empowers its employees

Automated warehouse Agilon in daily BE Group production plant use

BE Group automates replenishment routines using Agilon warehouse automation. The procurement processes became clearer and more effective, empowering employees.

Welcome to the watch the webinar recording. Our guest is BE Group Production Director Ilkka Kontkanen.

 

Date: 15th September 2021
Duration: 45:19
Language: Finnish

 

Agilon helps Vahterus focus on the essentials

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Automated storage Agilon supports Vahterus' core business by reducing the time spent on material management and procurement.

The necessary parts and materials, as well as related information, are always available fast and easily.

Our webinar guest Matti Kontu, Production Director of Vahterus Oy describes his experiences and the benefits achieved with the warehouse automation.

 

Date: 18th March 2021
Duration: 33:23
Language: Finnish

 

Agilon to Foster Growth at Juustoportti

Tyttö ja vasikka kesälaitumella

In a critical dairy operating environment, machines must operate reliably 24/7, and in the event of failure, spare parts must be easily and quickly available. Agilon brought the spare parts together in one place and digitalisation to the maintenance warehouse, improving the usability of production machinery.

Welcome to watch the webinar. Our guest is Janne Vilén, Production Director at Juustoportti Food Oy.

 

Date: 4th February 2021
Language: Finnish
Duration: 47:55

 

How to Handle Millions of Identical Items

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When warehousing and material handling are a compulsory part of your business, it is crucial to have them perform well.

Watch the webinar recording and learn how to overcome daily stock control headaches such as the unreliability of stock, disorganisation, and parts ordering.

In Forward Industrial Products Ltd the Agilon®, the automated storage, and retrieval system has eradicated all these problems.

Date: 19th May 2021
Duration 51:22
Language: English

 

Full accountability, traceability, and 100% stock accuracy

Automated warehouse Agilon in Plastic Omnium tail manufacturing mro

Goodbye inefficient stock management - Welcome 100% accountability, traceability, and stock accuracy of critical materials!

Inefficient Stock management takes time, space, and costs too much money. All Plastic Omnium Automotive materials are continuously accessible, the location of the required item is easily identified, and no transaction goes unnoticed within their Agilon automated warehouse as each pick is recorded.

This leads to full accountability and traceability, and 100% stock accuracy of critical materials.

 

Date: 10th February 2022
Duration 34:30
Language: English

 

Agilon on Youtube

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Speak to an Expert

Looking for advice on automated warehouse technology? Speak to an expert today

With our knowledge of material handling processes and different industrial environments, our Agilon experts can answer your questions, as well as plan and tailor the system to your particular needs. Contact us via the form below.

Vanas Engineering Sales Manager Peter De Neve standing in front of the packaging line

Pieter De Neve

Sales, Benelux region

Sales Manager, Vanas Engineering NV
Mobile: +32 479 65 17 77 
e-mail: [email protected]

Fill out the contact form HERE
 

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Agilon Global Technical Support 24/7

Remote Customer Service

UK: 0113 403 2603
SWEDEN: 010 5837144
US: 937 980 1130
GLOBAL: +358 20 427 6900
email: [email protected]

FAQ

Agreement

  1. Can I purchase Agilon as a service? → Yes, you can select between rental and  investment options.
  2. How long is the standard agreement period? → Our standard agreement period is 36 months.
  3. What are the general terms and conditions? → Please contact our sales at konecranes.com/equipment/agilon/contact-us

Safety

  1. Is Agilon designed and built according to standards? → Yes, e.g. standards EN 15629 and EN 15512 have been taken into account.
  2. Is Agilon ergonomic to use? → Yes, because the access point doors are placed on an optimum height and the weight of a single package is max 25kg.
  3. How does Agilon improve safety? → There is less traffic and forklift lifting. There is no risk of packages falling off the racking.
  4. Does Agilon reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading? → Yes, there is less moving around and less person to person contacts.

General

  1. Where do I find more information about Agilon? → At our website konecranes.com/equipment/agilon, YouTube and LinkedIn
  2. I want to buy an Agilon, who do I contact? → Please see our contact details at konecranes.com/equipment/agilon/contact-us
  3. Who is manufacturing Agilons? -> Konecranes Finland Oy.
  4. What kind of a company is Konecranes? → Konecranes is a global leader in industrial cranes, port equipment and automation solutions for material flow. Using the knowledge in automation Konecranes has created a product called Agilon.
  5. In which countries is Agilon available? → Finland, Sweden, UK and Germany. Other countries considered case by case.
  6. Can I use Agilon software without a physical warehouse? → Yes, Agilon warehouse management and optional Mobile user interface can be used also without an Agilon.

Product

  1. What is Agilon? → Konecranes Agilon is an automation solution (storage / retrieval system) that handles packages and links the information flow to the material flow.
  2. How is Agilon different from other similar solutions? → Agilon is a material handling solution, not just an automated warehouse. Agilon has been integrated with several MRO suppliers’ systems and isn’t supplier-specific. Agilon has a scale that helps to maintain accurate stock balances. A camera takes a photograph every time an item is stored. Material flow can be moved to the ceiling by connecting several Agilon units with a tube. Agilon is modular, can have walkthroughs and storage space can be increased or decreased if needed. Agilon is a self-optimizing system that has no predefined storage locations. Items are stored and optimized based on transaction frequency. Agilon can be used completely standalone as a full inventory management system or fully integrated into customer’s ERP/WMS.
  3. What does the Agilon product family consist of? → The physical Agilon storage solution, secure web administration tool called Portal and optional Mobile user interface. Mobile UI is mainly used for managing bin locations outside of Agilon that are in remote locations but do not require a supporting Agilon system. Mobile can be used also as a standalone tool with a supporting Portal.

Quality

  1. What is a typical availability % of an Agilon system? → >99,5%

Technology HW & SW

  1. Software
    1. What operating system is Agilon running? → The operating system is Debian Linux.
    2. Who has created the Agilon software? → Konecranes Finland Oy.
    3. What are the main areas of Agilon software? → Agilon access point user interface, web administration tool Portal and optional Mobile user interface mainly for handling the external warehouse.
  2. Hardware
    1. 1 or 2 robot(s) per Agilon
      1. Equipped with an energy recovery system
    2. 1-16 access point(s) per Agilon
      1. Industrial PC running Debian Linux
      2. Touch screen that can be used wearing gloves
      3. Fingerprint reader
      4. Optional RFID tag reader for authentication
      5. Barcode reader or optional QR code reader
      6. Optional roller track / conveyor type access point
      7. Optional cover sheet metal for storing tools next to the access point
      8. Optional attachment for external display
    3. Shelves
      1. What are the shelf dimensions? → Height of a shelf plate is 50mm, net width (shelf meters) 1 800mm and depth 400mm.
      2. Can the shelf layout be modified later on? → Yes, shelves can be added, removed and moved in 50mm increments.
    4. Network
      1. Main LAN connection with RJ45 Ethernet connector
      2. Backup 4G/5G modem

Features

  1. What features does Agilon have? 
    1. Modular construction. Measurements of a single module are w: 2000mm, h: 500mm and d: 1650mm
    2. 1-16 access points on both sides of the system
    3. Optional roller track/conveyor type access point
    4. 1-3 robots per system
    5. Tubes for connecting systems and moving the material flow away from the floor
    6. Agilon is connected to the internet through a LAN connection and backup 4G/5G modem
    7. 24/7/365 remote support
    8. Barcode reader
    9. Fingerprint reader
    10. Optional RFID tag reader for authentication
    11. Touch screen that can be used wearing gloves
    12. Emergency stop
    13. Scale
    14. Cameras
      1. Access point camera
      2. Floor/aisle camera for remote support
      3. On-board camera in the robot
    15. Light curtains for box measurement
    16. Optional tool panel
    17. User interface languages: English, Finnish, German, Swedish
    18. Optional Mobile user interface for handling external inventory
    19. Optional dust prevention and/or humidity control system
    20. Can be equipped with an optional 3rd party fire suppression system

Functionality & operating environment

  1. Does Agilon handle individual items? → No, Agilon stores and retrieves items in packages.
  2. What kind of packages is Agilon capable of handling? → Most plastic, cardboard and some metal packages. Packages must be square-shaped.
  3. What information does Agilon capture from each transaction? → The user, date, time, change in balance, cost center, lot number, serial number, stock taking and photograph
  4. Can Agilon handle soft packages? → Yes, but handling soft packages may take more time because the robot needs to test how much force is needed to move the package without squeezing it too much.
  5. What size packages is Agilon capable of handling? → Maximum size is w: 600mm, h: 450mm and d: 400mm (23,6” x 17,7” x 15,7”). Minimum size is about 30mm x 30mm x 30mm (1” x 1” x 1”).
  6. How heavy packages is Agilon capable of handling? → Max weight per package is 25kg. Using trays Agilon can handle up to 45kg packages.
  7. How many kilograms can be stored on an individual shelf? → Max weight stored per shelf is 150 kg and software prevents overloading.
  8. Are trays needed? → Only in special applications for heavier than 25kg packages. Agilon is using telescopic arms that grip packages from the sides.
  9. Will Agilon damage light packages? → No. The gripping force applied is just enough to win the friction of sliding the package on a steel surface. The lighter the package, the less force is applied.
  10. Are the shelves moving inside Agilon? → The shelves are fixed but the distance between shelves can be adjusted manually in 50mm increments. Shelves can be added or removed later on.
  11. How does Agilon decide where to store a package? → Based on measurements of the package and how often the item stored in it is picked.
  12. How does Agilon know which package to retrieve? → Agilon remembers the exact location of a specific package and item.
  13. What if the robot fails to retrieve a package? → Agilon support can open a remote connection and drive the robot manually with live video streaming.
  14. What is the distance between packages on a shelf? → 7cm or 2.75”.
  15. Can Agilon be installed outdoors? → Not without some kind of an additional light building around Agilon.
  16. Can Agilon be installed in a dusty environment? → Yes, the system can be overpressurized.
  17. Can Agilon be installed on some other surface than concrete? → Yes, but the supporting structures need to be designed case by case.
  18. What are the requirements for the floor? → Characteristic compressive cylinder strength of concrete ≥ 20 N/mm2; strength class 20/25 according to EN 1992. Max load is 25,4 kN/m2  and max point load 19,7 kN on an area of 0,0045 m². The angular rotation at any location of the floor slab within the rack area shall not exceed arc tan (1/2 000) = 0,029°. 

IT security, integrations and connections

  1. Connections
    1. What kind of an internet connection is needed? → Agilon initiates a secure and encrypted VPN session to Agilon servers across Internet through a LAN connection provided by the customer. The main connection is using a RJ45 Ethernet cable. In addition, there is a backup 4G/5G modem. A smaller Agilon will work well with a standard 8/1 Mbit ADSL link, but a faster connection (such as 24/3 ADSL2+ or VDSL) is highly recommended in bigger Agilons for smooth user experience.
    2. Can Agilon operate without a network connection? → No, currently an Internet connection is needed.
  2. IT security
    1. What data is stored and where? → There is a local database on Agilon access point PC(s) and the data is replicated to hosting servers. Types of data stored includes among others user, item and transaction data.
    2. In what kind of a network environment does Agilon operate?
      1. Access is needed to Internet only, not the customer’s internal network
      2. There is no need to allow inbound network connections to Agilon (network traffic inside the VPN tunnel is two-way)
    3. How is information security ensured?
      1. Agilon servers are located in a high security data center
      2. All network traffic is encrypted
      3. GDPR rules & regulations are followed
  3. Integrations
    1. Is documentation about integration information security available? → Yes, we can provide an Application Information Document (AID).
    2. Can Agilon be integrated with my ERP/WMS system? → Most likely yes. We have integrations to dozens of different customer systems.
    3. What type of an integration is Agilon using? → XML based HTTP API
    4. What message types are available?
      1. External system → Agilon
        1. Items
        2. Users
        3. Cost centers
        4. Orders
        5. Picking lists
      2. Agilon → External system
        1. Transactions
        2. Item information: stock balances etc.
      3. Agilon → Suppliers’ systems
        1. Orders
        2. Consignment stock transactions / orders
      4. Suppliers’ systems → Agilon
        1. Order acknowledgements
    5. What authentication method is used in integrations? → The standard option is http basic access authentication. Other options available as a separate project.
    6. Is the data transmission secure? → Yes, all data transmission is over encrypted http.
       

Risks and threaths

  1. Is there a risk that my Agilon becomes obsolete? → No, because the software & hardware are updated regularly as part of our service package.
  2. What if my warehouse processes change? → Agilon is modular and can be modified as needed. Our consultants can help you in implementing process changes.
  3. What if I don’t need Agilon anymore? → Please contact us and we will help you decommission the system.

Financials

  1. How do I know if Agilon is a good investment or not? → We can support you for example with our Customer Value Analysis. We are also able to simulate the material flow.
  2. Do I need to pay for spare parts and each service call? → Service, spare parts and 24/7/365 remote support is included in the Agilon service package.
  3. Do I need to pay extra for additional users? → No, the number of users is basically unlimited.
  4. Do I need to pay extra for the latest software version? → No, the latest software version is included in the Agilon service package.
     

Delivery, installation and training

  1. Delivery
    1. How long is a typical delivery time? → About 4 weeks FCA plus transportation and installation time.
  2. Installation
    1. Is installation included in the price? → No, installation costs are invoiced separately.
    2. How long does it take to install an Agilon system? → E.g. a basic ≤ 8m long Agilon with one access point can be installed in 3-4 days. Larger systems take more time and installation time depends on the location and site conditions.
  3. Training
    1. Will my users be trained? → Yes, training related to Agilon and Portal is always included.
    2. Can training be carried out remotely? → Yes, both Portal and Agilon training can be carried out remotely.
       

Service & support

  1. What languages can I be supported in? → English and Finnish.
  2. How often does Agilon need to be serviced? → It depends on the usage and the service is predictive, not preventive.
  3. Can I use Agilon without a service agreement? → No, service is always included.
  4. How can I contact Agilon remote support? → By telephone, e-mail or chatting/leaving a message on the touch screen of an access point. 
  5. Will contacting Agilon remote support cause me additional costs? → No, remote support services are included in the Agilon service package.
  6. Is 24/7/365 support available? → Yes.
  7. Do all faults require a service person to visit my site? → No, most cases can be resolved remotely.