The term “Smart” in front of any noun has become the new standard for referring to the latest technological advancements in cars, phones, even hospital beds, but what about forklifts? Thanks to a convergence of modern data collection technologies forklifts are evolving from warehouse workhorses into data collection Divas.
Here are 5 key areas to consider when we talk about the evolution to Smart Forklifts.
Many players answer the call for electric vs. gas, stationary vs. mobile, and manned vs. unmanned. They all supply the basic functionality of a powered industrial “truck” used to lift and move materials short distances. Companies participating in this market include Crown, Raymond, Jungheinrich, Hyster, and Toyota.
One of the largest in North America is Glacier Computer alliance partner Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America ( MCFA) distributors of CAT, Jungheinrich, and Mitsubishi forklifts; and their subsidiary Rapid Parts, a provider of aftermarket lift parts.
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of forklifts in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company distributes three distinct brands – Mitsubishi forklift trucks, Cat® lift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products. –MCFA
Forklift manufacturers, evolving to meet customer needs, create the foundation upon which smart forklifts are created.