Transbotics has added a new fork-style laser-guided vehicle (LGV) that has both counterbalanced and reach lift capabilities.
This LGV uses LaserWay® technology to recognize round reflectors to continuously position itself within the system. The round reflectors provide greater accuracy and flexibility, since they are easier to recognize, and eliminate false readings. The vehicle is also equipped with laser safety bumpers that can dynamically vary in the field of safety depending on the requirements of the system. While this vehicle was designed to meet the food and beverage customers' specifications of handling various loads weighing up to 3,000 pounds, it can be customized to handle loads of many different sizes and weights.
Its benefits include a small footprint while traveling and ability to reach to floor level without outriggers or a heavy counterweight. The user will save on floor space and be able to stack loads close together at a range of heights.
The new vehicle will be a part of a system that uses CWay® software. The software is important when considering the "whole" solution. CWay® creates a graphical view of the system, which allows for easy monitoring. Color-coding lets operators quickly view the status of the vehicles (location, vehicle load, low battery, e-stopped, etc.). In addition, status from I/O units connected to the system allows for display of open doors or the presence of a load at a station. The software is easy to use. This unique software not only allows the user to make layout changes easily but also can page an operator with predefined system messages as they occur.