No matter the industry, modernizing equipment often requires special configuration. What was once commonplace is no longer up to date with today’s smart factories and processes. Now, through the integration of advanced smart lifts, businesses are able to streamline operations on the warehouse floor.
What Is A Smart Lift?
When standard lifts aren’t suited to perform a specific function, it’s crucial to adapt beyond traditional automation. “Smart” factories, named for their intelligent integrations across the entire facility, require a system of connections to gain a wider range of control. This is where smart lift systems come in.
Smart lifts are enhanced custom lifts that have been optimized with sensors, control panels, digital communication, cloud-based platforms, and more. These additions can provide more flexibility, faster production rates, and less downtime during the workday.
Integrating Smart Controls Technology
Our expert team of engineers can develop a smart lift system that can be easily integrated into custom or existing equipment. This can include remote monitoring, PLCs, and IIOT connectivity. A network of fully-optimized systems can allow for greater efficiency and oversight on the floor.
With the introduction of smart lifts, managers can engage in simplified processes without sacrificing productivity. Controls technology lets you actively track equipment processes, maintenance issues, cycle count, fulfillment times, and more. Likewise, control panels can be accessed to carry out multiple functions with a single button.
Autoquip offers custom smart controls and automation design options available for our catalog of lift products. By working one on one with your team, we can conceptualize, design, and manufacture the specific smart lift needed for your project.
Monitor Equipment with AQ Connect
Of course, smart lifts are only as smart as their integrations. While other control systems tether operators in one place, the intelligent AQ Connect allows you to remotely monitor operations from a distance. A customized user dashboard provides a private, cloud-based interface to communicate through HMI and deliver greater accessibility.
Too much downtime can affect your bottom line. AQ Connect’s intuitive software stops equipment before failure and offers preventative solutions through data collected over time. Status signals are also programmed to transmit information to control centers, and will instantly alert operators to potential issues as they occur. AQ Connect can help streamline your smart lift’s performance while improving the interactions between your workers and equipment.
It’s Time to Optimize
Prioritizing functionality, reliability, and seamless integration can help bring your business into the new generation of smart lifts. If you’re interested in improving the accessibility and performance of your operation, request a free quote or call us at 1 (877) 360-6777.