- Increase in inventory rate
- Smart inventory tracking
- Automation system efficiency improvement
- Reduce operating costs such as labour
With the rapid development of science and technology, industrial automation has become a common trend in global industrial growth. How to optimize factory production and logistics systems through intelligent management and related equipment support programs?
The development of local logistics warehouses faces many challenges. It is necessary to solve the shortage of human resources and rising rental costs. The existing warehouses cannot increase storage space. At the same time, the e-commerce model has changed, accelerating the pace of unmanned technology development. Ray Cheuk, head of operations at Cainiaoyizhan Hong Kong, said: “The usage of robots, drones, and warehouse automatic sorting machines can all improve the efficiency of transportation and picking. To effectively improve space utilization and work efficiency, reduce labour input and risks. Cost, the development of logistics-related automation equipment, such as the use of unmanned automatic forklifts into actual application scenarios.”
We continue to explore the trend of science and technology, and in response to the market’s need, we have launched an IoT management solution for unmanned automatic forklifts. This technology uses 5G indoor positioning systems to coordinate and communicate between forklifts and other machines to improve logistics efficiency. 5G are fast, low delay rate, and support multiple connected devices. As long as the unmanned automatic forklift is used, the factory production and logistics system can be managed online, aiming to provide development methods and software to promote the development of smart enterprises.
Provide dynamic planning and coordinated control of unmanned automatic forklifts. At the same time, it has also developed application software technology that can interact between the forklift and the operator. The system can be operated in dense racking and fully managed by an automatic forklift for inventory, picking, and packaging operations. When an order is entered into the system, the system will continuously update the plan, including the forklift trajectory and shelf placement strategy. Provide indoor positioning system background support staff to share information in the factory in real-time.
LoRaWan is a wireless communication technology designed to create low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) required for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The information can be sent to any base station connected to the cloud platform at low cost, low power consumption, safety, and long-distance.
There are four other functions in the back-end:
- Multi-identity login interface: hierarchical access
- Data visualization chart: Data will be displayed in various chart, such as column chart, bar chart, line chart, pie chart.
- Instant data transmission: transfer messages in real-time via LoRaWan, Json, MQTT communication protocols
- Complete data export
1. High security
The forklift is equipped with induction protection devices, such as emergency contact safety devices, automatic alarm devices, emergency stop buttons and object detectors. The unmanned forklift drives strictly under the prescribed route. When there are obstacles or pedestrians on the driving path, it will automatically stop or take the initiative to avoid injury to employees or damage to inventory and buildings, thereby reducing work risks and avoiding manual operations. Forklifts bring uncertainty.
2. Cost saving
The order rate always increases in the peak season. To reduce the burden of business growth, more labour is needed to complete orders, and more warehouse space is required for inventory management. Forklift trucks can automatically work continuously for 24 hours according to preset tasks without the involvement of employees. Labour costs account for the largest part of warehouse operating costs. Without affecting customer service and productivity, automation can save operating expenses and greatly improve work efficiency and space utilization.
3. Inventory tracking
The implementation of the Internet of Things RFID tracking system can provide more accurate inventory data. Automated production lines can eliminate the uncertainty caused by labour and reduce inventory damage with accurate available inventory.
4. Strong anti-interference ability
The forklift is flexible and has strong anti-interference ability. It will not interfere with handling due to dust, noise, and small objects on the floor. Even if it encounters large obstacles or pedestrians, it will automatically stop or take the initiative to avoid. Suitable for large-scale operations, multiple forklifts driving simultaneously, accurate and standardized placement of goods to meet the needs of automation enterprises.
5. Apt for special environment
It can be used in high-risk or certain industries, cold and hot climates, and areas with insufficient light.
The positioning system has been installed in the Shatin warehouse of China Light and Power Co., Ltd. Using unmanned control automatic forklift solutions to evaluate the efficiency gains of the automation system to ensure the accuracy of inventory data. The use of unmanned robotic forklifts in the warehouse effectively reduces labour and other operating costs, makes full use of the warehouse space, and improves work accuracy and operational efficiency. By making simple adjustments to the planning software, positioning systems and automated machines are also applicable to other business areas, such as mini-warehouses, thereby enhancing the overall competitiveness of local logistics warehouses.
With the rapid development of the Internet of Things, unmanned automatic forklifts use intelligent positioning technology to manage construction enterprises’ front lines easily. Its leading advantage can effectively improve work efficiency and greatly reduce operating costs such as workforce requirements. It can be widely used in different fields such as automated warehousing, logistics systems, smart industry, and smart production. The technology can also be combined with more smart devices, link various production procedures, and expand to more different smart applications. Become a leading intelligent enterprise to develop 5G and Internet of Things technologies, thereby enhancing overall competitiveness.