Robotic Parking System Verified as Highest Throughput Capacity in the Automatic Parking Industry

Robotic Parking System at Al Jahra, KuwaitRobotic Parking Systems Inc., a Pinellas Park, Florida based company, announced the successful throughput testing of its recently completed 2,350 capacity Al Jahra Court Automatic Parking System in Kuwait. TÜV Nord certified a peak traffic throughput capacity of 425 cars per hour. Throughput capacity is the total number of cars per hour that can be handled in a combination of inbound and outbound vehicle traffic. Additionally, the average retrieval time for a single vehicle was verified as 177 seconds.

Robotic Parking System at Al Jahra Kuwait

“The peak traffic throughput measurement is much more critical in the day to day operations of an automated garage than a single vehicle retrieval time. No other manufacturer in the automatic parking industry has this level of performance verification by an independent third party. We met and exceeded the contractual performance requirements of 400 cars per hour throughput and single retrieval time of 220 seconds,” said Royce Monteverdi, CEO of Robotic Parking Systems Inc.

With this record, Robotic Parking Systems has positioned itself not only as the largest automatic parking facility in the world but also as the manufacturer with the highest peak traffic capacity worldwide. The Al Jahra Court facility surpasses the Emirates Financial Tower garage in Dubai (designed and manufactured by Robotic Parking Systems) that achieved the Guinness World Record as the largest automatic garage with 1,200 parking spaces in 2011.

Juergen Bauer, Chairman of Robotic Parking Systems Inc., emphasized “Robotic Parking Systems has demonstrated the viability of its patented lift-and-run system over and over again. Today, with more than 5,000 units built, the company is the strongest market participant in the Western Hemisphere and perfectly positioned for the North American market. With its latest adaptation to emerging technologies – CASE: Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, Sharing and Services and Electrification – Robotic Parking Systems is well aligned with Smart City applications.”

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US Congressman Charlie Crist Visits Robotic Parking Systems

Congressman Charlie Crist Visits Robotic Parking Systems

US Congressman Charlie Crist recently visited the Robotic Parking Systems Inc manufacturing facility in Clearwater, FL where he received a demonstration of the company’s innovative automated parking technology.

Congressman Charlie Crist Views Robotic Parking Systems Technology

Congressman Crist represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District which covers Pinellas County where the company is located. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, he strongly supports entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Robotic Parking Systems Inc manufacturers high-speed automated parking facilities from hundreds to thousands of parking spaces in half the space of conventional garages. The company’s product creates space, offers greater security for people and their cars, reduces pollutants and is uniquely positioned to work with emerging transportation technologies such as autonomous driving cars.

Robotic Parking Systems Promotes Ramanathan Ramasubbu

Robotic Parking Systems is pleased to announce the promotion of Ramanathan (“Ram”) Ramasubbu to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

Ramanathan promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Ramasubbu holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked for the company for eleven years. In his prior positions as Senior Mechanical Engineer and Technical Manager, Ramasubbu rapidly gained experience in all phases of the production and operation of Robotic Parking Systems’ automated parking garages. He was involved in the design and build of the 765 space and 1200 space parking facilities in Dubai as well as instrumental in the design, installation and start-up of the 2350 space facility in Kuwait. Ramasubbu also lead the team implementing the processes and procedures required to pass the rigorous audit for the company to be ISO 9001:2015 Certified for the Design and Installation of Robotic Parking Systems.

In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Ramasubbu assumes responsibility for design, engineering, manufacturing, software development, installation, operations and quality control of the company’s acclaimed high-capacity automatic parking garages. His past achievements and the wealth of experience gained are invaluable to the growth and continued success of the company.

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.

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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.

 

Building a 2350 Space Robotic Parking Garage – Part 1

In just nine (9) months, Robotic Parking Systems manufactured, tested and shipped a record setting 210 machines for a new 2350 space automated parking facility.

This is the first of a multi-part series that will take you through the entire process of fabricating, assembling, testing, shipping and installing the machinery, automation components and electronics for this robotic parking garage.

Beginning in April 2014 with a bill of material consisting of about 2500 individual items, tens of thousands of parts and materials were ordered and began flooding into our manufacturing plant. Our vendors worked closely with us and were vital to our meeting an incredibly tight production schedule despite normally long lead times.

Robotic Parking Systems precision milling

Royce Monteverdi, CEO, stated, “Precision milling is critical in the fabrication of Robotic Parking Systems’ machinery. The fabrication teams must hold to very tight tolerances that are required for the assembly of the machines.”

Shipments began in September 2014 and by early January 2015 about 1300 tons of machinery, electronics and materials were shipped out in 98 ocean freight containers.

The installation crew began arriving on site in November 2014 to oversee the off loading of the machinery and electronics. Installation is in progress, and we’ll announce details about the project as we near the completion and opening of the facility.

Parking Attendant Plunges Down Elevator Shaft – This Can’t Happen with a Robotic Parking System

NBC New York reports that a Manhattan parking garage attendant plunged several floors down an elevator shaft in the Audi he was driving.

Car and driver plunges down an elevator shaft.

The attendant working at the Central Parking Garage fell from the fifth floor and landed between the first and second floor. He was able to climb out of the car before FDNY arrived on scene and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

This sort of personal injury cannot happen with a Robotic Parking System. Electo-mechanical machinery moves the cars into and out of ground floor entry / exit terminals without human intervention. This is an added level of safety for both the public and parking attendants.

source: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Parking-Garage-Worker-Falls-Elevator-Shaft-Manhattan-222574111.html