Why are mobile industrial robots better for health & safety?
In years gone past, the only way for people to move stock around their commercial premises was with a manually operated forklift truck. Modern advances in technology have seen a much better and increasingly popular alternative be developed though – the mobile industrial robot.
What is a mobile industrial robot?
In simple terms, these are robotic machines that can be pre-programmed to perform the same tasks in a commercial setting that a manual forklift would usually take care of. They are finding great favour in warehouses and factories lately for the many benefits they deliver. As well as increased productivity and reduced labour costs, they are also much better in terms of health and safety in the workplace.
What health and safety benefits do MIR’s give?
More and more factories now are using MIR’s instead of manual forklift trucks to become safer. Here is how these clever robotic machines can help:
Human error removed
You know the big problem with manually operated forklifts? The human inside driving them! Most accidents in warehouses or factories are caused by human error when operating the forklift. Mobile industrial robots eliminate this and instantly make any commercial premises safer by not needing a person to operate them.
Host of safety features included
Another great health and safety advantage of MIR’s is the extensive range of next-gen tech they include to stay safe. This is much greater than the usual features you would get on a manual forklift. From anti-collision sensors to object detection sensors all which happen with lightning-quick reaction speed, MIR’s have many amazing tools included to help make any factory safer to be in.
Reduction of exhaust fumes
We have already mentioned how much more efficient and productive using mobile industrial robots is for business. The great health and safety bonus here is that you will then use less of them, compared to normal forklifts. This means that there will be less machines operating and less exhaust fumes produced overall. Naturally, this makes for a much cleaner and healthier environment for staff or visitors. As technology advances, many MIR’s may even be fully powered by electricity for even greater green credentials.
Help to protect manual staff
For many businesses, it may be the case that MIR’s are used alongside manual forklifts. After all, some jobs may still need that human touch. Mobile industrial robots can still help keep your staff safe though, by taking on the jobs that may be too dangerous or involve working in uncomfortable conditions.
Mobile industrial robots are a winner
As the above shows, when it comes to health and safety, MIR’s have some real advantages to recommend them. If you own a warehouse or factory where goods are moved around each day, they could really help to make it a safer place to be.