Fox Robotics recently announced that its installed base of FoxBot autonomous trailer loader/unloaders (ATL) has unloaded over 2.5 million pallets since the company introduced it in 2019.
At Manifest 2024 in Las Vegas, Fox Robotics displayed its autonomous forklift on the show floor.
Autonomous forklifts in the warehouse
“We created the Fox Robotics autonomous trailer loader/unloader to solve for the very critical automation of the warehouse gateway – the shipping and receiving dock,” said Marin Tchakarov, CEO and President at Fox Robotics. “In doing so, we’ve unlocked the last piece of the end-to-end automation puzzle, enabling logistics operators across many verticals to automate end-to-end fulfillment operations.
The Fox Robotics autonomous forklift is a Class 1 electric, stand-up autonomous forklift designed for load/unload operations on warehouse loading docks. Classified as an autonomous mobile robot (AMR), the FoxBot autonomous forklift automates an array of operator tasks to improve workplace safety, increase productivity and enhance employee satisfaction.
The company received a $20 million funding influx in October 2022.
According to the company, it helps warehouse and logistics leaders realize:
- Up to 60% savings costs related to labor due to the FoxBot forklift operating without a driver. One warehouse associate can supervise up to six FoxBot autonomous forklifts at once.
- Enhanced worker safety by removing forklift operators from dangerous situations.
- Unloading trailers in 45 minutes.
- Reduced product loss and damage.
- Increased uptime due to the predictability, speeds and long battery life of the ATL.
The Fox Robotics ATL can mitigate a range of issues associated with manual forklift operation that disrupt warehouse operations by automating time-consuming repetitive tasks, such as increasing employee productivity and supporting a safe environment with a lower risk of injury. With its sensors for real-time perception and proprietary software, the autonomous forklift navigates the warehouse floor with precision as it avoids obstacles while t picks pallets.
The Fox Robotics ATL automates the unloading of pallets from trailers so workers can focus on other critical responsibilities in the warehouse. Using real-time vision and remote safety sensors featuring LIDAR perception and the suite of the following capabilities, the FoxBot autonomous forklift maneuvers the warehouse floor safely and efficiently.
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