Wireless Forklift Signaling

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Challenge

Once a filled pallet is conveyed from its wrapping station and arrives at the end of the conveyor, a forklift driver must be notified to remove it immediately so pallet-loads don’t get backed up, and the line keeps moving. When there are multiple conveyors and multiple forklifts, communicating and prioritizing can quickly become complex and difficult.

Solution

Banner’s wireless Call-for-Parts Kit offers a simple solution. When the pallet reaches the end of the conveyor, a wireless sensor sends a signal to a gateway, which prioritizes the conveyor requests and  routes them to forklift drivers. The drivers receive the request via an operator interface. To acknowledge availability, drivers press a button on the interface. Once the driver picks up the pallet, the gateway clears the job from the queue.  

Wireless Call-for-Parts Kit Contents:

Q45 photoelectric sensor, Direct Select operator interface, DXM Gateway, and software. 

Components are battery-powered and easily installed.

 

 

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