Discussions on sensor-based Assistance Systems for Forklifts
Conference: Smart SysTech 2019 - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies
06/04/2019 - 06/05/2019 at Munich, Germany
Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 289: Smart SysTech 2019
Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Cao, Lui; Depner, Thomas; Borstell, Hagen (Institute of Logistics and Material Handling Systems, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany)
Richter, Klaus (Material Handling Engineering and Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Magdeburg, Germany)
A forklift is a piece of common equipment used to move, lift and transload goods and materials in warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. Handling errors by the forklift driver, insufficient safety awareness, improper workplace design or a combination of these factors can cause injuries or fatal accidents. Sensor-based assistance systems are able to minimize safety risks and increase work efficiency. However, there is no comprehensive overview and no structuring scheme of sensor-based assistance systems for forklifts. For this reason, we provide a classification scheme of assistance systems for forklifts. We also offer a proposal for choosing forklift assistance system according to the logistics processes that may have a huge potential for error.