Scalable virtual reality teaching tool features a wireless HTC VIVE Focus™ 3 headsets for a more immersive learning experience
GREENE, NY, June 7, 2022 / PRNewswire / – As a proud supporter of the ninth National Forklift Safety Day, Raymond Corporation is committed to prioritizing forklift driver training and providing intelligent warehousing solutions that help customers create a culture of continuous improvement and boost overall facility well-being. In conjunction with National Forklift Safety Day, The Raymond Corporation celebrates its 100thth anniversary and the launch of its next generation Virtual Reality (VR) Simulator.
The first of its kind in the industry, Raymond’s award-winning VR Simulator is a flexible, scalable teaching tool that uses the latest immersive technology to bring new employees up to speed faster and to continually expand operator skills to reduce revenue. The updated VR simulator is designed for optimal ease of use and performance with a smaller, lighter case for easier maneuverability and setup, as well as the award-winning HTC® VIVE Focus 3 wireless all-in-one VR headset for enhanced operator performance, comfort and longer immersive sessions. The simulator uses self-build training modules to help operators reach higher skill levels faster and feel more confident before reaching the warehouse floor.
Raymond continues to build on its 100-year history of innovation and continuous improvement to create solutions that help customers take meaningful action by optimizing, connecting and automating with technologies and training solutions that together help strengthen the operator’s best interests. practice, “said Michael Field, president and CEO of The Raymond Corporation. “We are excited to build on our history and continue to deliver industry-leading education and training programs to our customers.”
Additional personal and e-learning courses Raymond offers include:
- Safety on the go® – a comprehensive, modular operator training program that introduces best practices for storage environments to help protect employees, equipment and materials while complying with OSHA requirements.
- Steps to safety™: Pedestrian safety in a material handling environment – a training program that helps teach pedestrians how to act responsibly in environments where forklifts are in operation, emphasizing the importance of operators and pedestrians working together to create a safe environment.
For more information on Raymond’s National Forklift Safety Day, the next generation Virtual Reality Simulator and a suite of personal and e-learning training programs and tools, click here.
More information and updates on National Forklift Safety Day will also be available on the International Truck Association’s website: www.indtrk.org/national-forklift-safety-day.
About the International Truck Association
For more than 70 years, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of components and accessories doing business in The United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in Washington DC, ITA retains an influential voice in the development of international industry standards. The organization also promotes engineering practices to promote secure products, disseminate statistical marketplace information, and provide industry forums for learning and networking. Visit www.indtrk.org.
HTC LIVE® is the leading virtual reality (VR) platform and ecosystem that creates true-to-life VR experiences for businesses and consumers. VIVE® The ecosystem is built around premium VR hardware, software and content. The VIVE business™ includes the best XR hardware in the class; VIVEPORT® platform and app store; VIVE Enterprise Solutions for business customers; VIVE X®a USD 100 million VR business accelerator; and VIVE ARTS™ for cultural initiatives. For more information, please visit www.vive.com.
About The Raymond Corporation
Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, is a leading global supplier of best-in-class material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions. Built on the principles of innovation and continuous improvement for 100 years, Raymond’s integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions provide ways to optimize operations and bring warehousing and distribution operations to a new level of performance. Raymond® Electric forklifts are designed to achieve increased productivity and efficiency and are designed to provide ecological and economic benefits. Raymond provides solutions for material handling and logistics markets in North America and globally. By combining operational expertise, award-winning innovation and world-class global customer support, we work together to drive better, manage smarter and always keep our customers engaged. For more information, visit raymondcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, TwitterYouTube and LinkedIn.
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