Eurofork’s E-BOX GRIPPER Automated Warehouse Solution Leverages CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless Technology


| 20 May, 2024
Eurofork, the Italian specialist in the production of automatic handling systems for warehouses, and CoreTigo, the provider of industrial wireless automation solutions, enhance box handling systems with the E-Box Gripper.
The integration of CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless technology into the E-BOX GRIPPER was simple and straightforward. Having this flexibility with a wireless solution enabled us to fulfill the needs of the market and provide the E-BOX Gripper which addresses key industry challenges.

Giuseppe Testa

CCO of Euroforkat Eurofork

The new system is a handling device solution for the storage and retrieval of cardboard and plastic boxes within automated warehouses. Incorporating Eurofork’s domain expertise along with CoreTigo’s industrial-grade wireless connectivity solutions, the E-Box Gripper is designed to have impressively fast and reliable performance, enabling high non-stop warehouse operations even during seasonal peaks.

Better. Faster. Smaller

Thanks to its compact design, E-BOX GRIPPER allows increased storage volumes within the automated warehouse, enabling higher storage capacity for the same amount of space. The use of sensors and IoT components makes it a “plug-in” solution that is quick and easy to install, maintain and, most importantly, can collect data for predictive maintenance.

Watch Eurofork’s solution in action:

Using IO-Link Wireless based communication enabled Eurofork to control the conveying unit’s grippers wirelessly with full flexibility, rather than having complex and malfunction-prone wired connectivity. The TigoBridge IO-Link Wireless Bridge device enables the simplest and most reliable wireless communication from the moving E-BOX GRIPPER. The TigoBridges communicate over the air with the TigoMaster IO-Link Wireless Master. This setup is particularly suited for environments with densely packed warehouse shelving aisles, where interference is a common challenge.

This Industry 4.0 design approach, empowers the E-BOX GRIPPER to offer a variety of benefits and advantages:

  • Operational Excellence: Overstocking reduction, increased efficiency, error reduction and enhanced traceability.
  • Industrial IOT Ready: Thanks to IO-Link and IO-Link Wireless, the system provides full control and bi-directional communication for control and monitoring (including predictive maintenance).
  • Non-Stop: Power transmission embedded into the belt system ensures continuous operation of the grippers, and wireless connectivity enables fewer cables, less wear and tear, and less maintenance.
  • High Performance: Simultaneous handling of two boxes built into the system, additional expansions upon request.
  • Customizable & Scalable: Enable variable distances between tines (for boxes of different widths) and operate with all Eurofork’s accessories (belt system, chain system, roller tracks, etc.).
  • Adaptable & Flexible: Can be easily integrated on a variety of stacker crane and shuttle systems.
  • Silent: Designed to minimize noise during handling operations.

“The integration of CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless technology into the E-BOX GRIPPER was simple and straightforward”, says Giuseppe Testa, CCO of Euroforkat Eurofork”. “Having this flexibility with a wireless solution enabled us to fulfill the needs of the market and provide the E-BOX Gripper which addresses key industry challenges”.

“CoreTigo’s IO-Link Wireless solution is specially designed for control and monitoring on moving components in harsh industrial environments, which made it the perfect solution for Eurofork’s E-BOX GRIPPER”, says Matteo Orlandelli, Italy Country Director at CoreTigo. “We’ll be showcasing these and many other capabilities at the upcoming SPS Italia 2024”.

CoreTigo will be showcasing this and additional industrial wireless automation solutions at SPS Italia 2024, May 28-30, Parma, Italy, Hall 06 Stand E 71. To find out more, schedule a meeting, and get a free ticket, visit

About IO-Link Wireless

IO-Link Wireless is a deterministic, low latency (5 msec) and low synchronization rates (10’s of microseconds), highly-reliable and scalable universal wireless communication protocol. Based on the IO-Link IEC 61131-9 standard, it is designed specifically for factory automation, coexisting with other networks – both wired and wireless.

About Eurofork

Specialized in the production of automatic handling systems for warehouses. Today Eurofork devices are globally recognized as a guarantee of quality and efficiency in the field of industrial automation and in the intra-logistics sector. We design and manufacture handling devices and pallet shuttles totally made in Italy for the handling and retrieval of any stock keeping unit, offering them to System Integrators all over the world.

 About CoreTigo

CoreTigo enables faster and more flexible manufacturing by providing high-performance machine digitalization, wireless connectivity and edge solutions for machine builders, system integrators and industrial equipment manufacturers. CoreTigo’s products enable the design and retrofit of machines and production lines that were not possible before. These solutions increase flexibility, adaptivity and modularity, resulting in cost-effectiveness, increased productivity, and downtime reduction. Embraced by industrial leaders, CoreTigo’s solutions are based on the IO-Link Wireless global standard, which is fit for harsh factory environments and motion control applications, providing the most reliable wireless connectivity for millions of sensors, actuators and industrial devices worldwide.