Autonomous Forklifts Key to Material Handing
Fewer than 2% of forklifts sold in North America are automated, yet, due to the pandemic, there has never been a greater need for this technology. Many manufacturers are looking to automate material handling processes because it reduces the potential for COVID-19 exposure by reducing human contact. The pandemic has made autonomous forklifts an immediate reality for small footprint manufacturing facilities.
Forklifts will be replaced every 5 – 7 years. A manufacturer currently operating just a few units could exchange the next forklift purchase in 2020 with an autonomous forklift to discover the true value that automation can bring to the operation. Autonomous forklifts provide automation which reduces movement costs per pallet and per case.
Global AGV driverless autonomous forklifts offer a straightforward interface solution: a simple point to point horizontal movement of pallets, offering the opportunity of buying only 1 or 2 units at a time. The breakthrough is selling an automated forklift as a product rather than a project. If the manufacturer wants a turnkey solution, a local network of dealers is available. Global AGV customers order a standard product which can be delivered in weeks. Local dealers help to ensure a low-cost quick installation in just days rather than months.
Source : Bila