December 17, 2017
The Real Costs of Manually-Driven Forklifts and Equipment – Companies lose millions of dollars each year to inventory and facility damages caused by manually-driven forklifts and machinery operating within warehouses and production facilities. Companies are also increasing their exposure to work related injuries and fatalities by using manually-driven forklifts and machinery. The impact from these situations can be extremely damaging for large enterprises and can put small and mid-size companies out business.
A range of industry research reveals the dangers and sometimes overlooked costs associated with manually-driven forklifts and machinery.
The most experienced forklift operators can accidentally strike a pedestrian due to factors such as poor visibility, lack of pedestrian awareness, congested pathways, poor vehicle maintenance and general employee behavior. Another factor contributing to damages and accidents is a lack of training of drivers. OSHA estimates 25% of forklift accidents are the result of improper training. If inadequate training is to blame for an accident, companies can be fined up to $70,000 by OSHA.
Falling profit margins and competition is placing increased pressure on companies. However, business leaders no longer need to take on the burden of dealing with facility and product damage or work-related accidents and fatalities caused by manually driven forklifts and machinery.
Vecna Robotics has built a full fleet of intelligent, next-generation robotic AGVs that can execute multiple tasks and manage a variety of payloads in an extremely safe manner. For almost two decades, Vecna Robotics has been developing autonomous systems that operate safely and efficiently in unstructured and collaborative environments. Safety is priority number one in the development of all our mobile robots.
Contact us to find out how our technologies can help you safely and more efficiently transport materials within your receiving, manufacturing, storage, and shipping operations and improve your bottom line.