For your employees, moving parts in and around your warehouse and preparing for despatch over time can become a painful part of the working day, in more ways than one. Climbing ladders, lifting and moving palettes can easily lead to health and safety issues—not to mention the consequences of dropping stock from a height, for both the company and for the worker’s toes.
That’s why Forward Industrial are happy to announce that we have been given exclusivity within the Fasteners industry to use Agilon® by Konecranes. We are proud to be representing Agilon®, the solution that will help automate stock transportation in your warehouse.
Agilon® is an inventory management system that can be built to your bespoke specifications and integrated within your existing warehouse footprint. It includes a net portal, a shelving system, user access points and a robot (a picking arm) that moves goods within the system. Agilon® is an aid to manufacturers across many sectors; Aerospace, automotive, medical, to name but a few.
The system operates up to a maximum height of 6.1metres and unlimited maximum length. A transportation tube that connects all the modules can be applied which allows a network of multiple units in different areas, and even on separate floors, to work in unison with each other.
Agilon® can be used for storing and managing thousands of different components, providing real-time information on component stocks through a secure internet connection. A secure user interface shows the availability of all parts and even displays an image of the specific parts package before retrieving the item.
As a way of ensuring the Health and Safety of your workers, Agilon® is invaluable. Since products are automatically picked within the Agilon® and moved directly to the access point, extraneous stages of warehouse activity are eliminated—along with potential for accidents.
Incidents can send a ripple down your production line and severely disrupt productivity and morale. With Agilon®, HR issues that inevitably come with moving heavy objects are reduced, as well the hits to your productivity when an employee is taken out of commission by an accident.
Agilon® can handle items from matchbox size up to 25kg in weight, so ladder and forklift use is reduced, as is awkward lifting and potential back pain. It can transport items in their original packaging, eliminating the need to transfer items to standardised bins.
Time and money is saved with Agilon®, and workers are kept safe and happy. To find out more about how Agilon® can become an integral part of your warehouse operation, get in touch today.
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