A Singapore-based logistics company is seeking solution providers with expertise in retrofitting a fleet of manual pallet jacks for automated operations. The application scenario involves the regular transportation of sensitive equipment from vehicle loading bays to designated locations inside a manufacturing plant. Items to be transported are typically loaded onto several pallet jacks (5 or more) for transporting into a location for offloading and installation. The operation of these manual pallet jacks require one worker to be assigned to each pallet jack, and multiple trips are often involved.
A solution to reduce the manpower requirements for this task is thus desired, to enable one worker to handle several pallet jacks concurrently.
The technology partner should:
Due to the requirements of the cargo transported, the company's pallet jacks have incorporated some customization work as compared to off-the-shelf systems. As such, the company is keen to explore a retrofit solution to their existing fleet of pallet jacks. Pallet jacks can be made available to co-development partners for modification and trials.