Logistics refers to the physical movement of material data from suppliers to demanders; it generally includes six elements: packaging, loading and unloading, transportation, warehousing, distribution processing, and sorting and distribution. Under the influence of factors such as factory intelligence, lack of manpower and cost growth, the logistics work that relies on manpower has gradually emerged two major pain points: manual handling and manual forklifts. In the process of manual handling, there may be problems such as the risk of industrial injury, the physiological limit of workers, and the inefficiency of coordination, while the manual forklift faces the problems of difficulty in recruitment, high labor costs, and damaged goods.
The unmanned forklift solves these problems well, and its flexibility and wide adaptability are more beneficial to manufacturing and special environment enterprises, especially in the fields of high handling repetition, high work intensity and harsh working environment in the logistics industry.
Forklift is a very important production tool, which is used in factories, warehouses, docks and airports. What is the market prospect of unmanned forklifts?
According to statistics, the sales volume of forklifts in China reached 608,000 units in 2019. From 2017 to 2019, the sales volume increased from 497,000 units to 608,000 units; in the first three quarters of 2020, the sales volume of forklifts reached 561,000 units, and by 2020, the sales volume is expected to be close to 700,000 units. tower. The sales volume of unmanned forklifts (forklift AGV) in 2019 reached 2,700 units, an increase of 80% compared with 2018, and the market size reached 1.3 billion yuan, an increase of 44% compared with 2018. It is expected that the growth rate will continue in the next two years. At more than 40%, sales are expected to exceed 3,200 units in 2020 and 5,000 units in 2021. It can be seen that the unmanned forklift market is just in demand and has huge potential.
With the gradual deepening of smart logistics, the typical applications of unmanned forklifts are: elevator docking, AMR hybrid scheduling, vertical warehouse docking, unmanned fork garage, automatic stacking docking, SLAM-lifting AMR, unmanned forklift & shuttle rack, Loading and unloading trucks, narrow aisle warehouses; in fact, the application is much more than that.
At present, there are many unmanned forklift companies in the industry. How to distinguish the differences in unmanned forklift technology? What is the difference between Muitiway and other companies?
Many companies use foreign or third-party technologies, with a maximum speed of 1.5m/s and positioning accuracy of usually ≥±10mm. Additional fees must be paid to the solution provider to increase the number of units. Non-standardized customization only supports simple deployment in small areas. Poor flexibility and scalability, requiring secondary development and deployment, with a delivery period of 3 to 6 months; once sold, maintain the state of the algorithm at the time of implementation, and no longer provide value-added services; some only provide handling tools and no other value-added services.
Compared with other domestic companies, we have a fully independent research and development solution, with a running speed of 3m/s and a positioning accuracy of ±5mm; fully standardized, platform-based, rapid deployment of tens of thousands of square meters of complex scenes, algorithm optimization and continuous iteration, and remote upgrades Efficiency, provide upper-level management system, meet the implementation of management measures, and provide customers with high-efficiency, high-flexibility, and high-expansibility on-site intelligent logistics solutions.
Multiway robots have industry-leading technical solutions and product capabilities in high-precision, pallet gesture recognition, cargo storage, cargo stacking, cage stacking, and high-level loading and unloading applications. Position identification, gripping, telescopic, forklift + shuttle, unmanned loading, cargo stacking, no wifi and explosion-proof scenarios, helping enterprises to create a new and efficient employment model.