Nic Temple of Global AGV spoke with manufacturing journalist, TR Cutler who shared that Global AGV is happy to work with small manufacturers who have never ventured in the mobile space and simply want to see the merits of a single autonomous forklift, particularly during the pandemic. He added the breakthrough is selling an automated forklift as a product rather than a project. Read the full article here.
Essential manufacturers working throughout the pandemic have been forced to deal with social distancing and PPE (personal protective equipment) required for employee safety. The money that manufacturers must spend on masks, gloves, face shields, and Lexan plastic partitions is difficult to recoup for a small or midsized operation. Temple shared that automated material handling helps a company keep working through these challenges as the only viable return-to-work strategy.
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Fewer than 2% of forklifts sold in North America are automated, yet, due to the pandemic, there has never been a greater need for this technology. Many manufacturers are looking to automate material handling processes because it reduces the potential for COVID-19 exposure by reducing human contact. The pandemic has made autonomous forklifts an immediate reality for small footprint manufacturing facilities.
A single Global AGV unit offers dynamic flexibility, scalability, and reliability that allows compliance with safety requirements avoiding contamination. Automation reduces product damage and alleviates the ergonomic impact of repetitive, physically demanding tasks in today’s highly-complex manufacturing operations.
Forklifts will be replaced every 5 – 7 years. A manufacturer currently operating just a few units will exchange the next forklift purchase in 2020 with an autonomous forklift to discover the true value that automation can bring to the operation. Autonomous forklifts provide automation which reduces movement costs per pallet and per case.
Global AGV driverless autonomous forklifts offer a straightforward interface solution: a simple point to point horizontal movement of pallets, offering the opportunity of buying only 1 or 2 units at a time. The breakthrough is selling an automated forklift as a product rather than a project. If the manufacturer wants a turnkey solution, a local network of system integrators is available. Global AGV customers order a standard product which can be delivered in weeks. Local partner integrators help to ensure a low-cost quick installation in just days rather than months.
Company Name: Global AGV
Contact Person: Nic Temple
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Country: United States