There are different options available to choose that assist the operator to perform his or her duties and thereby support safety and overall warehouse system performance.
When pedestrians or personnel have unhindered access to the very narrow aisle, it becomes imperative for the vehicle to maintain the safety. Two laser scanners (cat 3) are installed and integrated into the vehicle electronics. The laser scanners are protected by thick walls in the motor compartment (rear sensing) and under the operator cabin (forward sensing). The integration becomes active in the narrow working aisle automatically and scans the zone in front of and behind the vehicle. Should a person or object be detected in the path of the vehicle, the travel speed will be slowed and/or stopped automatically.
In case an operator becomes ill or incapacitated, this option allows a technician to control the retraction of the forks from inside the motor compartment. The forks can be retrieved to the base position and the cabin lowered by opening the standard emergency lowering valve.
RFID or floor magnet zone recognition serves to identify an area and set operating conditions for the vehicle:
The advantages for RFID or floor magnet coding, is determined by the number of zones to be identified.
Specific applications may benefit with additional guide rollers:
Additional guide rollers typically add to the safety of the overall system, reducing stress on the guide rail and speeding aisle changes.
While raising the main mast, the auxiliary mast can be raised to a convenient working level for the operator. The time for fine positioning the load or empty forks is reduced, further increasing throughput and productivity.
The height level positioning system is the first step toward warehouse navigation. Simply enter a pre-programmed rack level and the cabin will be raised to the desired height. Advantages are reduced location errors and reduced cycle times. The operator remains responsible for the fine positioning of the forks at the programmed level.
The warehouse pilot system is the highest navigation level. In manual mode the pilot system will indicate the quickest way to the desired destination. The display indicates how to travel – distance remaining – and the aisle side of the destination. In auto pilot mode the vehicle will travel to the final destination (within the narrow aisle) on its own. There are standardized interfaces towards warehouse management and truck control systems. Retrofittability is guarenteed.