Improve equipment usage, reduce accidents, and improve productivity with an innovative forklift tracking system.
Forklifts Tracking and Logistics Management
Purchase, leasing, and operation of forklifts are an expensive investment to manufacturing companies. In addition, they can get involved in accidents that create a big safety risk to your business.
As a consequence, getting the precise location of forklifts becomes essential. Logistics is moving toward automatic processes and integrated technology to improve operations and the forklift fleet management. For this reason, thousands of logistics companies are integrating advanced tracking systems.
Dragonfly can help you track your forklifts with a precision of 5-10 centimeters. It does not require the deployment of a dedicated infrastructure. For this reason, it is considered the most flexible tracking technology.
As a result, all these issues translate into high costs in time and money.
Similarly, site managers can drive high returns by knowing just a few simple pieces of data:
- Where each forklift is,
- Where it has been,
- How long it spends in each location.
With Dragonfly you can monitor the usage and movement of vehicles on your facility map.
In fact, our forklift tracker software uses a proprietary visual SLAM technology to elaborate the real time location of forklifts with a precision of 5 centimeters. Real-time position of the vehicles is made available through our dashboard and via API. As a result, warehouses can integrate it into their existing WMS and create a complete forklift tracking solution.
The forklift tracking system is ideal for large warehouses, industrial facilities, loading docks, and construction sites.
Dragonfly, our RTLS forklift tracking system allows managers to monitor vehicle usage over time by different operators. It is possible to gather information about work productivity, vehicle efficiency and which forklifts are being underutilized. As a result, you can reduce your operational costs and improve the overall management.
You can also use spaghetti diagrams to create a visual display of the routes followed by each forklift during the day. This way, you can have an immediate idea of how the units are being used.
With Dragonfly you can potentially reduce the size of your fleet and the number of employees on the payroll.
There are three main ways this happens:
As a result, you can reduce the operational costs of your warehouse and improve the supply chain management.
In conclusion, Dragonfly is a key component for modern and innovative fleet management systems. Logistics operators are implementing advanced technologies to stay one step ahead of competitors by improving their warehouse operations with the help of solutions that create “smart warehouses”.
Tracking data can be analysed and used by management to define warehouse rules and forklift routes. It can be helpful to understand if operators take too much time to get the items in the warehouse, or even how many breaks an operator takes and how long. As a result, you can understand how your operators work.
The importance of Data
Dragonfly gives you complete access to raw data, too:
In addition, Dragonfly allows you to see the routes of each forklift. An advanced visualization can bring additional insights and an understanding of processes to streamline the traffic and remove bottlenecks.
Similarly, Heatmaps can show the density of the traffic within the facility and Spaghetti diagrams can visualize the continuous flow of traffic throughout the halls.
These commonly understandable visualization methods help improve the operations and therefore let you cut costs projects and the general cost operations.
The typical system is composed of:
- The camera, provided by Accuware, has to be mounted on the forklift’s mast, ideally pointing towards the ceiling.
- The computing unit can either be on board or on a server, locally installed inside the warehouse.
We provide our “Dragonfly Streamer“: a small unit that can be mounted on board the forklift.
Firstly you need to provide a a power connection and a WiFi network, to stream the video from the built-in camera to our server.
Then, you can see the location of the forklift in real time, directly from your smartphone or computer, by accessing the Dragonfly Dashboard.
The Dragonfly Streamer is the best option to quickly test Dragonfly and get a preliminary idea about how the system works.