Our remote drive concept shortens the time a working cycle takes, which in turn increases the picking productivity of operators and creates a smoother picking flow. When comparing to a manually operated order picker truck, using remote drive trucks can show an increase of up to 20% in productivity gains for identical picking cycles.
Controlled acceleration and speed result in less wear of key components, extending their lifetime and reducing service costs. Controlling the truck’s behaviour also results in a 10% reduction in energy consumption, which can also save on costs.
Minimising the need to constantly hop on and off the truck reduces the risk of injuries and fatigue for the operator. It also keeps operator's hands free for picking goods as it just uses a small remote control with finger activation.
The truck is fitted with safety scanners which detect objects up to 1m in front of the truck and cause it to stop automatically or adjust its path to prevent the risk of collisions and accidents. In remote mode, the truck moves at a speed of 4km/h and a warning light flashes to warn bystanders of the truck’s movement. The machines come with a small display indicating key parameters or warnings.
It's a feature that enables an operator of a low level order picker truck to advance the truck remotely while walking next to the truck.
The biggest gain is that the operator can eliminate a lot of hop on/off activities just to move the truck. Studies have shown that roughly 70 % of on/off activities can be eliminated. This will also result in less strain on the body, particularly legs and feet.
It will also speed up the picking process because the operator will spend more time picking and less time driving. Studies have shown that time saving amounts to around 5-15 % in favour of the remote system vs traditional picking.
The higher the picking density is in the aisle, the greater the time saving will be with a semi-automated order picker. Particularly Fast-Moving Consumer Goods businesses can gain from implementing semi-automated order pickers.
No, no need for special training.
Yes, t-mote can be retrofitted on existing Toyota BT Optio order pickers. Contact your local sales responsible.
Yes, the finger remote control works fine with gloves.
Before you can use t-mote, you’ll need to pair the remote control with a certain truck. The pairing procedure is short and simple.
The remote control uses a rechargeable lithium-Polymer battery and is charged in a special charging cradle that can host up to 10 remote controls. The charging cradle is plugged into the main power supply. A diode on the remote control will signal when the control is in need of charging. The display located on the truck will indicate the battery status of the remote control after it’s paired with the truck.
On the low level order pickers: OSE120, OSE120P, OSE250, OSE250P, OSE200X, OSE180XP