In an age of increasing demand and limited workforce availability, operations are turning to robotic solutions to optimize workflow and enhance labor efficiency. Yale Materials Handling Corporation highlighted the latest addition to its robotic lift truck lineup at PACK EXPO International 2018 — the Yale MC10-15 counterbalanced stacker Driven by Balyo.
“The counterbalanced stacker model is capable of not only point-to-point horizontal transportation, but also vertical movement, allowing it to autonomously retrieve or deposit pallets from elevated spaces. This opens a variety of tasks for automation, including transferring pallets from floor-level staging areas to conveyor lines, loading and unloading in cross-docking applications, and stacking pallet loads onto elevated storage racks. Personnel can switch the CB stacker from automatic to manual mode at the touch of a button, enabling them to handle unplanned challenges or fluctuating demands," said Lou Micheletto, Manager of Integrated Solutions, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. “The ability to pick from floor-level as well as lift and lower loads broadens the application of robotic lift trucks to a new range of tasks.”
In addition to the MC10-15 counterbalanced stacker, Yale offers two other robotic lift truck models with Driven by Balyo technology — the Yale MO70T tow tractor and MPE080-VG end rider models. The Balyo architecture offers the flexibility to manage a single truck or an entire fleet and is scalable to operational demands. The infrastructure-free navigation technology maps existing structural features to self-locate and navigate, without requiring extra infrastructure like tape, wires or magnets for guidance.
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