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Matthias Breslein

  • Fachinformatiker Anwendungsentwicklung
  • Systemadministration am TC Grafenau
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence





  • Florian Wahl
  • Matthias Breslein
  • Benedikt Elser

On-demand forklift hailing system for Intralogistics 4.0

In: Procedia Computer Science vol. 200 pg. 878-886.

  • (2022)

DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2022.01.285

The shift to I4.0 is happening. While large companies have a range of solutions to implement that change, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) fall short on solutions tailored for their specific needs. To support SMEs in their transformation toward I4.0, we propose a lightweight system to hail forklifts in a production facility of a medium-sized enterprise. Existing shop floor workflows are implemented within the system and allow machine operators to hail forklift drivers using an embedded or a web-based client. Forklift drivers receive driving instructions on their smartphones. Shift managers can monitor intralogistic activities on a dashboard. Management can extract relevant production and forklift KPIs from the system. In a two-week evaluation phase, we installed our system in a production facility for injection moulded plastic parts. We equipped 12 machines and two forklifts and registered a total of 690 jobs. We found half of the jobs were picked up in 4:05 min and 80% of all jobs were completed in less than 40:02 min.
  • TC Grafenau