Nitco has launched a new wireless forklift fleet management technology, which it says is “game-changing”. (See video below.)
The company says it adds telemetry capabilities to materials handling equipment which could lead to “improvements in safety and accountability while eliminating inefficiencies and lowering your overall cost of operation”.
Nitco says the modules are equipped with sensors, GPS and telemetry technology, enabling machines to “collect helpful, actionable data that provides new insight into countless aspects of your operation”.
The wireless fleet management system was developed by Hyster and Yale – Hyster provides the tracker and Yale the vision.
Using an onboard GPS system, the portal offers a bird’s-eye view of your equipment, delivering detailed information about which trucks are active, where they are, which ones need scheduled maintenance and more, says Nitco.
Nitco is a US company which has been established for many decades, specialising in the supply of forklifts and other material handling systems.
Other key features of the new fleet management system include:
Wireless Monitoring: The most basic level offers an extremely robust set of capabilities including the functions described above.
Wireless Access: This includes all of the Level 1 features, plus a card reader that can require equipment operators to “badge in” before using the machine. This system allows companies to know exactly who is operating what vehicle, when and where.
In addition to creating heightened accountability, this function supplies valuable information about forklift operator safety and productivity. It can also be set to automatically shut down a vehicle that has been idle for a specified period of time.
Wireless Verification: This level features a supercharged “badge in” process that requires operators to run through a pre-shift safety inspection checklist that is mandated by OSHA.
The prompt-based, onboard verification system helps identify potential equipment issues, allowing them to be addressed and resolved as quickly as possible, reducing expenses or potential downtime.