The new name in Wire Guidance
But with over 10 years of expertise!!
Providing specialist wire guidance installation services for VNA trucks throughout the UK
What we offer
Forklift Truck Depot Limited offer a complete wire guidance installation service for the guidance of Very Narrow Aisle trucks or AGV systems.
When deciding to go to a VNA storage set up, the customer is presented with a choice of rail or wire guidance for control of the Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) when in the aisle. When operating on a suitable quality floor wire guidance has many advantages:
Wire Guidance Advantages
Eliminate bottom rack beam.
Larger systems tend to be more cost effective with wire guidance
Easier cleaning under racking
Less wear and tear on MHE due to banking into rails at start of aisle
High volume or pick items can be placed by pallet jack
Lower long term maintenance costs on in aisle guidance
Reduced overall system installation times
Adaptable to full automation
The inductive wire guidance replaces the guide rails. A wire loop routed in the floor epitomizes the guide line. The guide wire is fed from a frequency generator with AC (low voltage). The magnetic field formed around the guide wire is scanned by antennas. The downstream electronics evaluate the signals and control the servo unit. This makes the truck always move centered over the guide wire.
The guide wire is laid as a closed loop, and its beginning and end are connected to the frequency generator.
MHE vehicles are fitted at the factory with sensors, one on each end of the truck; these are fixed to a control system that locks the steering when in the aisle. These sensors pick up a low frequency signal from a wire installed in the floor.
Wire Guidance Installation
Forklift Truck Depot Limited provide wire guidance installation services for VNA trucks as well as AGV systems. Wire alignment, constant depth, movement detailing, and conductor protection are critical to a safe and durable system. If you are looking at a new ware- house and considering Wire Guidance, or need re- pairs to an existing system call Forklift Truck Depot Limited for a free installation quotation.