Move chemicals between buildings at our facility
Autoliv - looking to Improve Existing Processes by giving our staff the ability to organise movements of pallets, powder bins and finished product between facilities with less human intervention than in our current operation.
An ideal solution would have to fit into the challenging environment we have at the Promontory plant.
The plant requires outside material movement in adverse weather conditions as well as in steep terrain with road grades up to 8% in terms of inclination. In this context, we have tested out for example airport tug and carts with varying success.
Our requirements include that the potential solution must be able to move bins and plastic palletainers autonomously, in order to drive down labor required for the task.
We are looking for an innovative autonomous logistics solution or technology provider that could either replace or complement one or several of the use-cases illustrated below;
- Forklifts are used to transport palletized material and packaging over short distances and to lift and lower items onto the tugger and flatbed trucks for longer transports. An average pallet weights 500kg.
- A tugger has been implemented to take multiple items at once to different areas at the facility. Forklift is used to place material on the tugger carts, packaged in bins or pallets.
- Trucks and flatbed trailers are used to transport palletized material and packaging over longer distances between far away buildings. A forklift is used to place material on the truck beds.