Every facility has its own safety procedures in the case of an emergency. In the case of a fire, for example, all fork truck operators must park their trucks in a place that does not obstruct any emergency exits, fire extinguishers etc. When it comes to robotic lift trucks, the requirements are the same for the safety of the employees in the facility.
ELT Systems Group can integrate its robot software with a facilities fire alarm stem so that it can generate a top priority mission for all the robots in the fleet and mirror the emergency procedure of the manual operators to maintain a safe working environment.
Safety is incredibly important to Eastern Lift Truck and that includes robotic systems. It is important to make sure your facility also considers what needs to be done with your autonomous solutions in the case of an emergency.
Security and Fire Systems
In the case of an emergency, when an alarm is triggered any security or fire system can communicate to the robot software. This communication can trigger any kind of safety protocol you wish the robotic lift trucks to execute. Whether that is immediately stopping in place, moving to a designated safety area or confirming that the trucks have moved to an area that is not blocking any emergency exits.
Why automation provides an advantage.
The availability of a steady labor force in logistics, warehousing, and manufacturing facilities continues to shrink. With finding labor becoming an issue, robotic lift trucks offer a solution for any operation that requires simple repetitive movement that allow management to move existing labor to more skilled positions.
With the proper applications, a robotic material handling equipment can provide a fast Return on Investment by reducing an operations labor costs. There are other potential realizations of cost savings include: increased productivity from increased cycle efficiency and solving poor attendance as well as the damage reduction of products and equipment.
Why ELT Systems Group
Support Across North America
ELT Systems Group is part of Eastern Lift Truck Company that is staffed with hundreds of qualified service people. The Systems division is equipped with engineers along with their OEM partners to bring you 24/7 support and the ability to travel any where across North America to support your operation.
ELT Systems Group’s robotic solutions require no additional infrastructure to navigate in your facility. This means no reflectors, no magnets or wires in the ground. This technology allows the robots to navigate and drive within an existing facility without any other considerations outside of safety.
The robotic Tugger and Lifter solution is a standard truck that has been built to be autonomous. This means that it can be used in manual mode as well as autonomous mode. Any operator (if the client allows for it) can take control of the robotic lift truck for any purpose.
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If you are interested in automating your material handling application, make sure you reach out to ELT Systems Group and see how we can help.
Contact the ELT Systems Group, or Jason Dodge, directly, to get started on an automation project.
Automation Manager | Systems Division
Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc.
Cell: (609) 605-1043