The benefits of automation are clear – enable labor to focus on higher-value added tasks while increasing operational efficiency, reducing operating costs and minimizing damaged goods and accidents. But traditional AGVs come with some drawbacks, requiring the installation of extra infrastructure and lack the flexibility to adapt as business changes.
But with Yale lift trucks equipped with robotic technology, flexibility is never an issue. These fully autonomous solutions can reliably pick up, transport and drop off of pallets, no operator required – helping reduce operating costs up to 70%.
Natural, infrastructure-free navigation
Rely on structural features such as walls, columns or racks, to self-locate and navigate loads with ease, optimizing workflow. The standard truck costs less up front, while the navigational infrastructure, commissioning and start-up costs are lower than alternative automated solutions.
Easy scalability and visibility
Whether managing a single truck or an entire fleet, have the ability to take on small tasks and expand as requirements grow. And with the capability to interface with a range of operating systems, achieve greater visibility of load movement.
By perceiving and interacting with the environment, Yale robotic lift trucks can locate themselves in real time and make decisions independently. If desired, operators can activate manual mode by simply touching a button or moving the tiller to take control and perform other tasks as needed.
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