The food industry, a free and open industry with intense competition, plays an important role in the modern industrial system. With the development of economy and Internet, people's demand for food is steadily increasing. In the management of food enterprises, there are standard requirements for inventory management, production management, and cost management.
The era of machines replacing manual labor has arrived, coupled with the demand for business growth, the need for intelligent transformation of food enterprises is becoming increasingly evident, and standardized management, collaborative efficiency, and intelligent manufacturing are clearly proposed. As an important carrier in smart logistics systems, unmanned forklifts can achieve unmanned handling operations, improve production line efficiency, and reduce enterprise costs.
Multiway Robotics teamed up with a food enterprise giant in Hunan, China to jointly create a smart logistics system and achieve an intelligent online deployment of packaging materials. A customized intelligent logistics solution using unmanned forklifts as carriers, cooperates with Multiway upper layer system, achieving high-precision, efficient, and unmanned transportation. The project background is as follows:
Project scenario: Handled the incoming materials to product lines
Handling materials: Cardboard packaging materials
Handling process: incoming material storage area → automatic door → production line
1. The material is ordered irregularly based on production line demand, the efficiency of manual collaboration is low.
2. Two shifts of different workers, repetitive manual work, and rising costs year after year.
3. No warehouse location information management on site, resulting in slow efficiency in picking up and finding goods.
Project Solution and Implementation:
Adopting Pallet Truck MW-T20 to help solve these pain points
A. Unmanned handling to improve human-machine efficiency
The food enterprise's production line packaging materials are located in different areas and need to be transported from the incoming material storage area through automatic doors to the production line. Only relying on manual handling not only has lower efficiency but more repetitive work. Costs continue to rise with the growing business. Based on the on-site environment, Maltiway Robotics customizes pallet truck MW-T20 to adapt to warehouse conditions, achieve unmanned transportation, improving operational efficiency.
B. Real-time monitoring to achieve efficient operation
There is no warehouse location information management on site, and the personnel work in two shifts. The efficiency of manually picking up and finding goods is low, and it cannot be immediately known if insufficient inventory existed. Therefore, Multiway Robotics introduces into the on-site management system to monitor the inventory information and location status of auxiliary materials in real-time. The overall fault tolerance rate is improved by pallet posture recognition function, the accuracy requirements for manual pallet placement are reduced, self correction is achieved, and the labor intensity of manual alignment is greatly reduced.
C. Flexible solution to adopt measures suiting local conditions
To meet the irregular material adding demand of the production line and the need to pass through automatic doors with closed information during the transportation process. Multiway Robotics customizes an intelligent logistics solution to meet customers' irregular material adding demand and introduces a universal docking module to achieve autonomous communication with the automatic door, and achieve free and automatic transfer.
With the development of intelligent technology, labor costs have been increasing year by year, and the advantages of intelligent automatic transport vehicle, mainly including unmanned forklifts/AMRs featuring intelligence,flexibility, safety, and operational efficiency, have become more prominent. In terms of product definition, product development, and methods, Multiway Roboticadopts a strategy of system platformization and algorithm universality. In addition to necessary strict quality inspection, unmanned forklift/AMR does not require every vehicle to be debugged, self calibrated, and adaptive systems, ensuring flexibility in delivery and cost reduction. This can further feedback on providing customers with more valuable solutions.