What Is Wire Guidance?

Wire Guidance is an electronic and mechanical system that controls VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) enabled forklifts steering by tracking an energized guidewire. Within each wire-guided aisle, this energized wire is buried inside a beveled cut that is approximately ½” to 5/8” deep. This exclusive system frees operators from steering responsibilities when wire guidance is activated, which in turn results in decreased product and rack damage, operator injuries, and lift truck impacts.

Raymond’s patented No-Tune design quickly and reliably engages guide signals, while providing excellent tracking and stability.

Compatible Products

Raymond Orderpickers

Our orderpickers deliver exceptional versatility, intuitive handling and easy maintenance and, with a broad range of capabilities, these forklifts can adapt to a variety of warehouse environments and are designed to help you run faster, smoother operation. Choose from 24-volt or 36-volt units with various height and capacity configurations to exceed the needs of your operation.

Raymond Swing-Reach Trucks

Our swing-reach trucks are engineered to maximize usable warehouse space, potentially tripling pallet capacity within your existing warehouse footprint while providing significant cost savings. Every swing reach turret truck can be customized to move loads more quickly and efficiently, and enable operators to work smarter, not harder.

Helping Your Warehouse Space Be
More Productive

With consumers demands and expectations are leading to an increase in product volume and variety, which requires warehouse to ensure better space utilization and selectivity to these products. An option is adopting narrow aisles, a concept pioneered by Raymond. However, moving to more narrow aisles can present the potential for increased lift truck, rack, and product damage.

To help circumvent these challenges, Raymond introduced wire guidance to automatically guide forklifts through aisles as a solution to assist in reducing the impact that these can have on your operations. Our fully integrated intelligent wire guidance, available for narrow aisle lift trucks including order pickers and turret trucks to automatically guide the vehicles in the aisles.

With this technology, operators are freed from manual steering tasks and are able to focus on more productive tasks including order picking and pallet storing.

How Does It Work?

Wire Guidance Benefits

Raymond’s intelliguide wire guidance system is fully integrated wire guidance option available for very narrow aisle lift trucks including Orderpickers and Swing-Reach Trucks to automatically guide the vehicles in aisles.

  • Increases storage density through narrower aisles
  • Automates positioning of the truck for smoother aisle entry prior to full speed travel
  • Provides flexibility to warehouse layout if changes are needed
  • Enhances productivity with faster travel speeds and programmable wire acquisition speeds
  • Reduces truck and rack wear/tear
  • Tracks performance in the aisle with advanced alarm and monitoring system
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