Increase Productivity, Improve Picking Accuracy And Reduce Costs With Warehouse Navigation
The Jungheinrich Warehouse Navigation system can be used with all rail or wire guided very narrow aisle lift trucks, including the Jungheinrich EKX 410 man-up turret truck, EKX 513-515k series of man-up turret trucks and the EKS 208/308 series of mid- to high-level order pickers.
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How does it work?
The Warehouse Navigation system is a semi-automatic approach to reaching pallet positions within the aisles of a warehouse. Transponders are placed in the warehouse floor at specific distances and are used to communicate with a RFID reader / writer in the lift truck to identify warehouse aisle locations and distances. Armed with this information and the forklift’s height measuring capability, the system knows its location within the aisles at all times and can be programmed to reach specific pallet positions by selecting the most efficient combination of traveling and lifting.
Warehouse Navigation can be integrated with an existing warehouse management system (WMS), allowing for seamless transmission of orders to the operator’s RF terminal that is installed on the forklift. Once the order is received, the operator can activate the accelerator and the lift truck will drive to the designated pallet position. The lift truck can then store/retrieve a pallet automatically, or stop, allowing the operator to pick from the current pallet location.
See Warehouse Navigation in action.
- Up to 25% increased productivity
- Improved flexibility along with logistics performance
- Reduced logistics costs
- Pinpoint approach using the fastest route to your destination
- Higher order picking and stacking accuracy
- Adjustable warehouse layout
- High throughput for the entire shift
Maximum Flexibility – Minimum Maintenance
More goods throughput does not have to mean more power consumption. Flexibility for any changes in the warehouse is a main consideration in the development of transponder technology. In the past, commands to the forklift restricted the user through the position of magnets or reflective markers. However, Jungheinrich’s warehouse navigation solution offers complete freedom. If a rack row changes in the warehouse aisle, the transponders are simply reprogrammed to adapt to the new location.