Thanks to RTLS INTELLIMAG functionality is possible to get anytime the real position of the forklift and the carried pallet . In the event that these features are supported by GPS systems and / or video camera, the detection is continued.
With the GPS system it is possible to obtain an accuracy of 2cm average compared to the actual position, even outside by the drawn areas.
The RTLS client devices provide to INTELLIMAG the detected positions, through a BlueBox and a Veichle Mounted Computer. Then, the “Regia Attiva” will distribute and will dynamically optimize the tasks based on forklift proximity to the related operational areas.
FGS (Forklift Guidance System)
Through a 3D graphical interface, similar to a satellite navigator, the INTELLIMAG FGS feature (available when a GPS system is installed) provide continuing assistance to forklift operators indicating in real time the optimal routes to follow to reach the pallet , based on the task assigned by “Regia Attiva”. This visual interface also provides confirmation to have reached indicated location and if the right pallet has been taken. Messages from INTELLIMAG, or other users, are also shown.
Marking the areas close to the bulk locations near the holds, both indoors and outdoors, on the floor or on the shelves (Virtual GPS TAG, RFID TAG or Optical TAG, depending on the which RTLS technology is used) and installing on the forklift the sensors for automatic forks height detection forks and load presence, you can map a three-dimensional space.
The result is a very efficient system able to automatically identify the pallet according to the physical position avoiding the identification using a barcode.
With this configuration, the forklift can operate even spontaneous movements because their position is anyway traced into the INTELLIMAG.
For localization of the truck INTELLIMAG available, alternatives to each other, ready to use and already interfaced, technologies based on GPS, video and RFID. For the use of the means by FGS and RTLS systems necessary to equip the trucks in a specific way.