Automation is everywhere these days, especially in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. Automated forklifts are popping up across the country and streamlining processes for companies at the cutting edge of industry. Making the switch to autonomous forklifts will save you money in the long term by reducing lost-time accidents and maintenance costs, allowing team members to perform other duties within the facility.
Automated forklifts are designed to be intuitive and simple. They are ideal for end-line solutions like palletizing machines and case wrappers and picking products from fixed locations in aisles and racks. Contact the team at Flex-Line today so we can talk about how an autonomous forklift can help supplement your workforce.
You may have read our blog introducing our latest partnership. While we still aren’t 100% sure what to call it (driverless forklift, automated forklift, automatic forklift, autonomous forklift, automated guided forklift – the options are endless, and kinda confusing!), that doesn’t change the fact that we have partnered with GLOBAL AGV. We did this to bring you a fantastic pallet handling solution that is much easier to work with than many competitors.
GLOBAL AGV has a different approach to the rapidly shifting world of automatic pallet handling. Rather than a complex system, they have a standardized plug and produce driverless forklift that allows for short pay back periods and an improved work environment. They are able to do this by having a user-friendly touch interface with simple mapping. By using a natural navigation based system, the area is scanned and mapped allowing the AGV to easily navigate the environment. Since this is so intuitive, you can even do it in house!
Because they were designed to be relatively simple and intuitive, these autonomous forklifts are great for end of line solutions, like palletizing machines and case wrappers. Automated forklifts excel at delivering and collecting goods from fixed stations and rows.
Automated forklifts are a win for your enterprise. As a result of switching, you can achieve an average annual savings of 60% compared to the annual costs of driver-operated forklifts. Because you switched to a driverless forklift you can release employee resources to complete other value added tasks; all while reducing collisions and damaged goods.
GLOBAL AGV L12 SPECIFICS
They handle US, UK, and sea style pallets. The L12 can lift 1200 kg and raise it to a max lifting height of 2844mm. The max speed is 1.6 m/s.
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