Forklift Traffic Data
Advanced visualization can bring not only the routes of each forklift, but also additional insights and an understanding of processes to streamline the traffic and remove bottlenecks. These include heatmaps – showing how the density of the traffic is distributed within the facility and spaghetti diagrams – visualizing the continuous flow of traffic throughout the halls.
These clear and simple visualization methods help to onboard and convince decision makers to increase the efficiency and cut costs projects.
Operators have a real-time view of their allocated tasks, as forklift are equipped with screens . Thanks to this, perators immediately know where to pick up the next load and the exact location of where to unload it. In addition, the navigation guides the operator via the fastest/shortest route based on the traffic and blockers on the route.
Once the operator is ready to drop off the load, they are immediately alerted if they are at an incorrect position. UWB-powered Sewio RTLS prevents an incorrect unload and ensures 30 cm accuracy, even in harsh industrial environments, when you need to know the exact position of each pallet.
The most optimum route reduces fuel costs, saves the time of drivers and reducesthe number of lift trucks needed, Thanks to complete and exact data at hand, the optimum and the most effective routes can be found for the drivers.
Through looking for inactive vehicles, better planning of the utilization of the warehouse by knowing each item’s exact location and seeing who is doing which task in real-time – all of these help to achieve higher utilization and a reduction in costs.
Forklift tracking for tracking assets and material flow brings savings. Instead of putting a tag on each pallet with the material, it’s cheaper and easier to track only the forklifts manipulating the goods and by that tracking the pallets too.
Anytime the forklift loads the material, the pallet is identified using either cameras and barcodes or NFC technology.
At the same moment, the real-time position is known, which creates full visibility of the material’s location and its flow without tracking the pallet itself, thus reducing the cost.
What is more, as the forklift driver doesn’t have to leave the driver’s cab for collecting Kanban cards, work orders or scanning the pallet, the risk of accidents is significantly reduced.