• Yale® robotic materials handling equipment can operate without any added infrastructure and is unrestricted by fixed routes
  • Industry-leading Balyo geoguidance navigation technology is at the heart of the Yale solution
  • Combined with telematics systems, such as Yale Vision, robotic materials handling equipment offers unparalleled visibility into overall processes and individual units

It’s an age-old question in materials handling: how do operations increase productivity while driving down costs?

For many logistics applications, the introduction of robotics offers a worthy return on investment.

The robotics return on investment

As the competitive landscape continues to intensify, businesses cannot afford an investment that does not pay off, so translating these benefits from theoretical to tangible reality is key. The more shifts an operation runs, the sooner they can reap a full return on their robotics lift truck investment ­ – often less than two years for two- or three-shift operations.

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Increased uptime productivity

Supply chain operations are under increasing pressure to get more done in less time with fewer resources. Automation is a reliable solution to minimise the risk of downtime and unexpected delays. A robotic truck works relentlessly 24/7, only stopping for battery charging.

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Reduced turnover and training time

Adopting automated transportation solutions like robotic lift trucks can help simplify tasks reserved for employees. Implementing robotic lift trucks does not take away high-value-added jobs from human workers. Using automated solutions can help managers address workforce shortage and free employees to advance to more engaging, meaningful positions – helping curb turnover.

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Efficient Route Planning and Adjustment

Industry-leading Balyo geoguidance navigation technology is at the heart of the Yale solution, setting Yale robotic trucks apart from traditional automated guided vehicles on offer. With no dedicated infrastructure required, the trucks can operate autonomously without the need for any wires, magnets or reflectors.

If one robotic truck encounters a delay-causing obstruction, it can inform other units so they can find alternate routes. Efficient routes and coordination between robotic lift trucks also balance the flow of traffic, minimising congestion that causes unexpected delays and downstream issues like missed shipments.

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Yale robotics range opens doors for customers

Based on existing manual equipment Yale offers two other robotic models in addition to the MO25 low-level order picker. The Yale robotic MO50-70T tow tractor and MC10-15 counterbalance stacker are suitable for a wide range of applications while offering the familiarity, reliability and durability of the Yale brand.

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