As consumer demand continues to grow along with a greater diversity of SKUs, distribution operations are increasingly under pressure to deliver more, faster. And pallet conveyance requires a significant percentage of the workforce in many operations, including labor to operate forklifts, pallet lifters, and even conveyor systems in some operations.
Although forklifts are capable of moving heavy loads, qualified drivers require training and certification, and can be hard to come by in today’s tight labor market. They’re also one of the leading causes of warehouse injuries: an average of 34,900 serious injuries and 61,800 minor injuries each year, according to OSHA. That’s at least one accident per year for 11% of all forklifts currently in use in the U.S.
AMRs can help solve these challenges by providing automation on-demand. This cost-effective solution increases your operational savings by reducing or eliminating the number of forklifts and operators your business requires for transport.
How it Works
Automating pallet transport reduces traffic and incidents and creates a less congested warehouse or manufacturing environment. With the PalletTransport1500 and Pallet Transfer Station, you can reduce dependency on forklifts and lift trucks, increasing safety while minimizing training time and cost. Ideal for workflows like kitting, zone picking, and pallet building, using the PT1500 you can move multi-sized pallets with payloads of up to 2500lbs around your dynamic facility with ease.