Tuggers consume less energy than forklifts because forklifts require two electric motors—one to lift and another to operate the drive—while tugs need only one motor, according to Vecna Robotics. Most of the energy forklifts consume is lifting loads. Fork Truck Free initiatives with Vecna tugs and Topper Industrial carts handle more load volume per move, less energy is consumed than by the multiple trips a forklift must make to deliver the same amount of materials.
Since tuggers and industrial carts deliver several containers in a single trip, they use less energy compared to forklifts that must travel back and forth just to finish the same delivery. This reduced energy consumption also leads to less waste emission, supporting best-practice lean manufacturing principles.
In addition to reduced energy consumption, there is a significant reduction in labor required in each delivery. With the traditional delivery system, several people are required because one person must drive the vehicle and another person to unload the cargo, then more people to load a new cargo. Vecna tugger cart solutions require only one person for all three jobs.
Vecna tugger trains of industrial carts have more than doubled in popularity in the past five years as many manufacturing plants recognize the numerous advantages over customary forklifts.
Vecna is exhibiting and showcasing its AGV and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies at MODEX 2018, April 9-12, at booth B4987.
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About Vecna Robotics
Vecna Robotics provides a leasing option including both materials handling equipment and revolutionary disruptive IIoT monitoring. The leasing program ensures a rapid ROI and an affordable way, beyond already competitive pricing, to automate manufacturing, warehouses, and distribution centers.
Vecna Robotics (https://robotics.vecna.com) has quickly become the materials handling leader in the fork truck free environment while utilizing comprehensive IIoT technologies. With e-commerce exploding and customer expectations on the rise, distribution and fulfillment centers as well as third party logistics (3PLs) providers and manufacturers require Vecna Robotics innovation. Case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid systems, Vecna Robotics has cost-effective solutions. All systems are safety certified to operate along-side people and can accommodate the operational model that achieves the best efficiency with unmatched flexibility.
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Company Name: Vecna
Contact Person: Brent Watters
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Country: United States