ParkSmart Issue 35

What happens when you apply twenty first century technology to parking?Take a look at the Robotic Parking Systems’ newsletter, ParkSmart Issue 35, which is available online.

Robotic Parking Systems Newsletter

Congressman Jolly Tours Robotic Parking Systems’ Manufacturing Facility

Congressman Jolly tours Robotic Parking Systems' manufacturing facility.

US Congressman David Jolly recently toured Robotic Parking Systems‘ manufacturing facility in Clearwater, FL where he received a demonstration of the company’s innovative automated parking technology.

Congressman Jolly represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District which covers Pinellas County where the company is located. As a member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, he understands transportation issues and how more efficient and space-saving parking can assist urban development projects.

US Congressman David Jolly at Robotic Parking Systems.

Robotic Parking Systems Adopts a Mile of the Pinellas Trail

Pinellas Trail

The St. Petersburg – Clearwater area in Pinellas County, Florida is a beautiful place to live and work. Its beaches, lakes, parks and trails make it ideal for outdoor activities.

One unique place is the Pinellas Trail which is a linear park and recreation trail extending 38.2 miles from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, Florida. This multi-use trail is used by thousands every day for walking, jogging, skating and biking in a protected green space. Robotic Parking Systems volunteered to adopt a one mile stretch of the Pinellas Trail that our staff help to keep clean of trash and other debris. It’s very evident by the number of “thank you’s” that we receive that everyone who uses the trail appreciates the effort.

Robotic Parking Systems' staff cleans Pinellas Trail.


PARKING FACTS: Where was the first mechanical parking garage?

One of the earliest uses of a mechanical parking system, which consisted of a groundbreaking multi-story concrete structure with an internal elevator to transport cars to upper levels where attendants parked the cars, was in 1905 at the Garage Rue de Ponthieu, Paris, France. (Source: Wikipedia)

First mechanical parking 1905

Building a 2350 Space Robotic Parking Garage – Part 3

Robotic Parking Systems‘ robust, durable and safety-compliant industrial lifts transport cars from one level to another in our automated parking garage. We call these industrial lifts (composed of a deck, a drive and counterweights) Vertical Lift Conveyors (VLC) .

“These industrial lifts are a purely electromechanical design with long lasting chain drive and variable frequency drives that allow speed adjustments,” stated Royce Monteverdi, CEO. “They are also equipped with safety locks and other electronics that allow safe operation in a fully automated parking application,” he added.

Once the frames for VLC components are fabricated, they are primed and painted with high-quality, long-lasting industrial paints.

Robotic Parking Systems' VLC Counterweights
Robotic Parking Systems’ VLC Counterweights are painted.


Robotic Parking Systems' VLC Drive
Painting the Robotic Parking Systems’ VLC Drive frame.


VLC Deck Ready for Assembly
After painting, the VLC Decks are ready for assembly to begin.


Robotic Parking Systems' VLC Deck
Robotic Parking Systems’ VLC Deck machines painted and stacked in preparation for mechanical assembly.





Building a 2350 Space Robotic Parking Garage – Part 2

In early April 2014 we began issuing the purchase orders for the tens of thousands of components and materials required to build the machinery for the 2350 space robotic parking garage. Many of the parts have normal lead times of 4 to 6+ months. Fortunately, we have some great vendors who were able to expedite our orders to help us meet some very tight delivery deadlines.

While waiting for the mechanical and electrical parts to begin arriving, steel was ordered; and the fabrication teams began building the frames for the Robotic Parking System Vertical Lift Conveyor (VLC) machines and counterweights.

VLC machines are used to lift and lower cars from one level of the parking facility to another, similar to an elevator.

Steel for Robotic Parking System machines.
Steel begins arriving to fabricate Robotic Parking System machines.


Welding on a Robotic Parking System Machine
Welding the frame for the Robotic Parking Systems’ Vertical Lift Conveyor (VLC) machine.


Pre-fabrication of VLC machines.
Pre-fabrication of Vertical Lift Conveyor machines.


VLC Frames Fabricated
Frames are fabricated for the Robotic Parking Systems’ Vertical Lift Conveyor (VLC) machines.


VLC Counterweight Fabricated
Counterweights for the Vertical Lift Conveyor machines are fabricated.