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Raymond simulator wins again

Virtual Reality forklift training recognized with 2019 Edison Award


June 19, 2019
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The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator instructor’s panel allows the instructor to see exactly what the operator sees.

GREENE, N.Y. — Raymond’s Virtual Reality Simulator has won a 2019 Edison Best New Product Award. The Virtual Reality Simulator was chosen among the best products by more than 3,000 of the world’s senior business executives, academics and innovation professionals.

“We are excited about our innovation being recognized among such an expansive group of technology solutions from various global companies,” said Stacey Patch, business manager of the virtual reality simulator, The Raymond Corporation.

“Our mission is to improve our own industry with game-changing innovations, such as the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, and solve manufacturing challenges with unique and attractive solutions.”

Established in 1987 by the American Marketing Association, and independent since 2008, the Edison Awards is an annual competition honouring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. Named after inventor Thomas A. Edison, the award symbolizes the persistence and excellence in innovation needed to make game-changing products. With 16 different categories, submissions are judged on concept, value, delivery and impact.

The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator provides hands-on instruction in a virtual environment, educating new and existing forklift operators on best practices. The Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator plugs directly into a Raymond forklift’s patent-pending sPort, or Simulation Port, allowing full immersion into the virtual environment using a truck’s real controls.

The use of the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator on an actual Raymond forklift minimizes disruption of day-to-day warehouse operations and eliminates the need to purchase separate equipment.