The BT Radioshuttle and Toyota Autoshuttle are semi-automated high-speed load carriers that works in specialised racking. They can be guided with a remote control while the placement and retrieval of the pallets can be done by a reach truck or counterbalanced truck. The load carriers enables high-density storage and a maximised number of pallet locations hence saving space and cost.
To improve efficiency and safety, we can implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in your warehouse that enables commands to be sent to your trucks. This is extremely useful in many different levels of automation, where information about the environment can be sent to the automated trucks. Navigation solutions are basically the communication between your warehouse and the truck, such as the indication at the end of the racking or location within the aisle.
The remote drive concept shortens the time a working cycle takes, which in turn increases the picking productivity of operators and creates a smoother picking flow.Compared to a manually operated order picker truck, use of remote drive trucks can show an increase of up to 20% in productivity gains for identical picking cycles.
Minimising the need to constantly step on and off the truck reduces the risk of injuries and fatigue to the operator. It keeps the operators hands free for picking goods using a small remote control with finger activation.
The truck is fitted with safety scanners which detect objects up to 1 meter in front of the truck. It will cause it to stop automatically or adjust its path to prevent the risk of collisions and accidents. In remote mode, the truck moves at a speed of 4 km/h and a warning light flashes to warn bystanders of the truck’s movement.
Controlled acceleration and speed result in less wear of key components, extending their lifetime and reducing service costs. By controlling the behaviour of the truck results in a 10% reduction in energy consumption, which save on costs.
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