GoPal - functionality
GoPal lets you automate pallet transport and collect all the data you need to optimize internal transport. Best of all, it can be integrated with your current ERP/WMS systems and does not require any significant changes to your buildings or workflows.
Automated pallet transport
The GoPal is a mobile robot (Self Driving Vehicle) that allows you to automate transport of EUR-pallets – either as part of industry 4.0 automatization or on its own. The system can be set up to fit any type of application, from simple A-B delivery with a call button to fully automated production support with ERP/WMS integration.
Pick-up and delivery
The GoPal uses GoPal Pallet Stations to load and unload a pallet. The GoPal Pallet Station is designed for GoPal to park under the pallet and then lift the pallet off the Station and onto the GoPal itself.
Depending on the transport need the GoPal solution is configured with a number of GoPal Pallet Stations as pick-up, delivery or transit points. The GoPal Pallet Stations can be delivered in different configurations, standalone or with interface to a conveyer belt.
Data on all aspects of both individual robot and system performance is collected and logged in the GoControl computer for use in connection with future optimisation, troubleshooting and servicing. This extensive data collection provides invaluable insight into the current state of your company’s internal transport and its future needs.
ERP/WMS system integration
The GoPal can be fully integrated into your existing ERP/WMS systems. In this case, your ERP/WMS system will make delivery requests to the GoControl computer, which then places a delivery order in the robot system queue. These orders can be assigned priorities from low (waste removal) to high (materials supply).
Automatic battery charging
Unlike forklifts, the GoPal uses modern LiFePO4 battery technology, which allows for both fast and partial charging – without costly employee involvement and installation of ventilated charging stations. Robots are charged automatically when it best fits their work schedule to ensure that there is always a GoPal ready and available to get the job done – even in facilities that operate 24/7.
The GoPal needs only about the same space to operate as an employee with a pallet jack and can turn on its own axis. This alone makes it one of the most manoeuvrable and agile mobile robots on the market. It also features intelligent navigation that allows the GoPal to make dynamic decisions on the fly – like a human driver with a GPS. If the GoPal comes across an obstacle – such as an object or a person – it will drive around it. If the path is completely blocked, the GoPal will look at its map and find the shortest alternate route to its destination.
Plug and play flexibility
One of the greatest features of the GoPal is its plug and play flexibility. The GoPal is designed to fit known industry standards and will let you automate EURO-pallet transport without having to make changes to either your work flows or your facility as such. This means that you can expect your GoPal to be up and running in a few days. If you are looking for a simple and cost-efficient way to make business as usual even better, this is it.