Autonomous forklifts are an ideal solution during the COVID-19 pandemic according to Nic Temple, VP of U.S. Sales at Global AGV. The recent feature is authored by manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler in Automation.com.
According to Temple, “Some of the key advantages of autonomous forklifts are critical during the pandemics. A single unit offers a dynamic flexibility, scalability, and reliability that may allow compliance with safety requirements avoiding contamination. Automation reduces product damage and alleviates the ergonomic impact of repetitive, physically demanding tasks in today’s highly-complex manufacturing operations.
Cutler explained that driverless industrial vehicles are getting much attention now as a way to automate the processes of transporting, lifting, lowering, putting away, or retrieving loads without a human operator.
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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 will 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 system integrators is available. Global AGV customers order a standard product which can be delivered in weeks. Local partner integrators help to ensure a low-cost quick installation in just days rather than months. Request more information here. Connect with Global AGV on LinkedIn.
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