Several companies around the world have really started to investigate the advantages of using robotic systems that rely on magnets to transport things around warehouses. This includes the ability to package and lift heavy items. Forklift trucks, for example, can be controlled automatically by computers using magnets to guide their movements. Magnets are actually placed in the ground at warehouses. They’re at precise distances and arranged in specific ways that allow the vehicle to orient, follow a path, and drive without manpower. 

So, what other warehouse machinery can be upgraded with magnets? 


Examples of Unmanned Magnetic Warehouse Transportation

Jacking robots: a jacking robot can flexibly handle items and carry them between locations. This includes e-commerce sorting, shelf identification, slip detection, and transfer of materials and goods. Ultimately, this kind of unmanned transportation, which frees up manpower to be used elsewhere.


Smart forklifts: as mentioned above, forklifts are one of the major pieces of warehouse machinery that are receiving a magnetic update. Even better, small forklifts can navigate narrow aisles and be used to load and unload, sort and handle material, and perform high-shelf stacking, cage stacking, and pallet stacking. 


Picking robots: using visual AI, picking robots can perform precise picking and placement. It also handles extremely flexible docking with LIDAR and a safety bumper for full protection. Most importantly, these robots and their magnetic systems omnidirectional motion, a useful model that leads to unrestricted movement. 


Apex Magnets: Here, There, and Every Warehouse

As you can see, there’s so much to know about how magnets are used in warehouses! To start, check out our FAQ for answers to some of the more basic magnetic questions. As always, Apex Magnet’s staff is just a phone call away for any questions you may have. Just give us a call or email us!