VIDEO: Automation breaks ground in a new industry
By Alison Dunn
Omron Automation & Safety is breaking new ground in North America by using automation—the same automation used in a manufacturing facility—in a whole new way.
Omron and its strategic partner, Auto Park-it, LLC, opened the very first fully automated parking facility in Southern California.
The automated parking system lets drivers pull their car in to a bay, jump out and let the machines take over. A structural steel system of lifts and shuttles moves vehicles up, down, back and forth on pallets through one under- and three above-ground levels of parking stalls. The system allows twice as many cars to fit into a parking structure, because there’s no need for room to open car doors, and no need to leave roadway space for vehicles to drive through the garage.
Now developers, civic officials, building operators and end users have an option that’s green, safe, secure, affordable and convenient.
Watch this video to see how it’s done.