If you have manual lift trucks in your manufacturing plant or warehouse, you might also have a platform for automation of repetitive or dangerous tasks. Many lift truck providers today can automate their trucks, giving you the freedom to automate your facilities and step by step realize your visions for your future material handling or movement of goods.
The best of two worlds
Standardized lift trucks with automation kits give you freedom. You enjoy all the benefits of driverless vehicles and are still able to run the trucks manually.
Another advantage of automated lift trucks is that your operators can increase the number of value-adding tasks. Professional development and more fun at work make people want to stay and grow with your company.
Next door network
Lift truck providers are often global companies with local representation. Access to local staff and everything from market knowledge to spare parts, as well as speaking the local language, make life easier for you when going for a driverless solution. At the same time, you can benefit from global best practice, for example, within vehicle service.
Working with large companies also means access to ideas and visions. One example is Smart Dynamics – Toyota’s connected trucks – where the trucks interact with humans and systems.
Five to start with
Toyota, Jungheinrich, Rocla (part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), Heli and Hangcha are five of the twelve biggest lift truck providers in the world. Kollmorgen has partnerships with all five of them, delivering automation kits (navigation, software and hardware) to maximize truck performance at the lowest total cost. With our installed base of almost 20,000 automated guided vehicles, they have good reason to put their trust in us.
Talk to our partners or contact us if you want to know more about automated lift trucks. As always, feel free to subscribe to this newsletter to make sure you get the very latest information on automation with lift trucks, mobile robots, carts, specialized vehicles and more.