existing structural features. Without the need
for tape, wire, or other additional infrastructure, the Yale robotic end-rider lift truck can
adjust to changing layout configurations in the
event of expansions, peaks, or other business
changes. It can also switch to manual mode
with the touch of a button, offering additional
flexibility to help operations adapt to unexpected demands.
In addition to the MPE080-VG end rider,
Yale offers two other robotic lift truck models
with Driven by Balyo technology: the MO70T
tow tractor and the MC10-15 counterbalanced stacker. The Balyo architecture can scale
according to operational demands, offering the
flexibility to manage a single truck or an entire
fleet. An advanced obstacle detection feature
controls truck speed and affords smooth, efficient movement, minimizing unnecessary stops
and impacts to allow for up to 20,000 hours
of use. (Yale Materials Handling Corp., www.
Walkie pallet truck: The Raymond Corp.,
a provider of end-to-end warehouse solutions,
Raymond and its use
within the walkie pallet
The 8250 is an intelligent truck and pack
between truck and
lithium-ion battery pack, providing operator
feedback in the form of fault codes displayed
on the truck’s control handle.
An onboard battery management system
allows the user to schedule charge times, provides notifications when charging is required,
and monitors charging and usage to prevent
overcharging and discharging events. As an
added benefit, the power pack also includes
integrated heaters for superior cold storage
needs and thermal controls that reduce the risk
of damage caused by environmental extremes.
The power pack has been designed to handle
rugged environments and is IP65-sealed and
maintenance-free. In addition, Raymond’s user
interface provides the operator with a visual of
the battery state of charge as well as additional
audible and visual alarms if the battery pack
requires attention. (The Raymond Corp., www.
Columbia Machine has introduced
the FL6200 high-speed palletizer,
a floor-level unit that combines
robot-like accuracy with the simplicity and load-build quality of a
conventional palletizing solution.
The FL6200 can palletize up
to 120 cases per minute, depending on layer pattern, and can manage standard
and challenging products, including shallow unwrapped trays, shrink pads, and
film-only bundles, the company says.
The FL6200 combines high-speed technology with a contemporary, modular,
and clean-design palletizer that’s designed to be user-friendly, the manufacturer
says. Users can effortlessly create and modify layer patterns, view and export production reports, adjust component speeds and timer settings, and access manuals
and schematics, all through the Product Manager HMI (human machine interface).
The FL6200’s modular construction increases flexibility by allowing features to
be incorporated initially or added as a modification in the future, Columbia says.
(Columbia Machine, www.palletizing.com)
End-rider lift truck: Yale Materials Handling Corp. has designed a new
robotic end-rider lift truck with Driven by Balyo technology. The MPE080-VG
robotic lift truck automates a variety of repetitive load transportation tasks, which
can improve labor productivity and free employees to take on more value-added
roles, the company says.
The truck picks up, transports, and drops off pallets anywhere on the floor using
infrastructure-free navigation technology to map and guide itself by recognizing