As the upcoming holiday season quickly approaches, so increases the shipping of all sorts of packages across the globe to reach their destination in time.
Forklifts are categorized by their class, which ranges from 1 to 7. Here we will only be focusing on class 2 forklifts, also known as electric narrow aisle trucks. Narrow aisle forklifts are built to work in areas narrower than 12 feet. They have cushion tires that are airless rubber tires, which means they are only operated indoors. The typical function of class 2 forklifts are to reach high shelves to load and unload pallets.
Surprisingly, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around since the 1950s. Traditionally these AGVs follow along marked lines on the floor or use lasers or radio waves for navigation. However, current technology allows for workflows to be programmed into robotic lift trucks, allowing for free movement around a warehouse and not requiring expensive warehouse changes when changing the truck’s work process.