Boosting efficiency and safety in the warehouse

Tracking industrial trucks in a warehouse.
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Tracking industrial trucks in a warehouse.

Smart tracking of industrial trucks in cooperation with Jungheinrich AG.

In search of a simple, low-cost, and easy to install method for tracking industrial trucks in warehouses, a cooperation arrangement with Jungheinrich AG has given rise to a tracking solution that can be used with all vehicle types and models. The warehouse is fitted with BLE (Bluetooth© Low Energy) beacons, and the industrial trucks (e.g., forklifts) are equipped with smartphones which independently determine their position using our awiloc© technology via BLE, supported by inertial sensors. They can then transmit their current position to the web platform, where position data can be viewed and analyzed in real time. Client applications include efficiency gains resulting from a live overview of the vehicle fleet, enabling the most suitable vehicle to be found for the task at hand, or for repairs and services. Furthermore, transport routes and warehouse operations can be optimized using heat maps, which retrospectively display vehicle movement patterns. Establishing speed zones increases safety in the warehouse, while monitoring certain warehouse areas can hinder unauthorized removal of vehicles.