Replace manual repetitive-motion tasks to save money, time, and energy.
Many customers we meet with are struggling with the same issues:
- How do I find consistent, effective labor?
- How do I maximize the performance of my staff?
- What do I need to do to improve productivity while keeping things safe?
These are very common issues in warehouses across the country. Luckily, there are a number of solutions. Today, we want to focus on intelligent lifting devices. An intelligent lifting device (ILD) is a variation of the robotics field that focuses on human-machine systems. ILDs leverage the stength and power of a machine with the control and cognitive thinking of a human. The ILDs are perfect for repetitive-motion tasks such as picking-and-placing heavy objects on the conveyor line or pallets. These task roles can become exponentially safer, productive, and cost-effective.
Wait, we can be safe, productive, and cost-effective? Sure it sounds great, but do these ILDs really live up to their promises? Our friends at Gorbel have released a study that looks at the effectiveness of their version of an ILD, the Gorbel G-Force. This study looks at the overall advantages of deploying ILDs in your warehouse including:
- # of lifts per hour
- Average energy expended
- # of precision placement lifts
- % of lifts exceeding force threshold
- Force to reverse direction
To read the full study, please click below