Driverless, vision-guided industrial automobile specialist VisionNav Robotics has introduced that it’s bringing its vary of absolutely automated, vision-guided forklift vehicles and clever working methods to the European market.
The VisionNav vary contains driverless counterbalanced forklift vehicles, attain vehicles, stackers and tow tractors and, consistent with the corporate’s world advertising and marketing technique, VisionNav Robotics is trying to appoint distribution companions all through Europe.
Nestle, DHL and Walmart are among the many excessive profile companies to have already adopted the VisionNav driverless truck system, whereas numerous small and medium sized forklift customers are additionally benefiting from the answer.
In easy phrases the ‘vision-based’ navigation know-how on the coronary heart of VisionNav’s operator-free forklifts makes use of a vehicle-mounted digicam to sense the surroundings by which the automobile is working. Data regarding the structural design and storage system lay-out of the power the place vehicles are deployed is saved as off-line maps which the visible navigation system matches with actual time photographs obtained from the digicam to navigate the forklifts effectively and safely across the retailer. With a number of automobiles managed by the system, the vehicles are directed to their subsequent location by way of the shortest, quickest and most secure route for optimum throughput efficiency.
Visible navigation know-how shouldn’t be solely extremely environment friendly, it’s fast and straightforward to put in and brings a fast return on funding. The extremely versatile know-how permits driverless industrial vehicles to be adopted with minimal disruption to a web site’s present intralogistics course of and, sometimes, ROI is achieved after a interval of 18-24 months.
Able to working inside and outside in even probably the most dimly lit buildings, VisionNav driverless forklifts undertake each sort of activity that will be anticipated of a standard operated by hand forklift – together with automobile loading and unloading, pallet put-away and retrieval in each normal and really slender aisle racking configurations, in addition to pallet and stillage actions all through the warehouse.
Along with the plain financial savings in labour prices that driverless forklifts carry, different advantages delivered by VisionNav automated carry vehicles embrace: decreased harm to items, racking and vehicles; better selecting accuracy; and extra environment friendly use of the accessible space for storing.
Established in 2016, VisionNav Robotics is among the many fastest-growing operator-free industrial automobile producers on this planet. Between the start of 2019 and 2021 the corporate’s turnover elevated ten-fold whereas from 2020-21 order quantity grew by greater than 300 per cent year-on-year. Throughout the identical interval, VisionNav’s typical contract worth elevated by 150 per cent with new enterprise from present shoppers accounting for practically half of the corporate’s order consumption.