Toyota presents intelligent AGV software at LogiMat


Automated warehouse transport software and in-house developed battery solutions were the headline acts from Toyota Material Handling at LogiMat this week.

The company introduced its intelligent T-ONE (optimize, navigate and execute) software for automated guided vehicles at the fair held in Stuttgart, Germany.

Installed as an integration layer, the software communicates with Toyota’s AGVs and existing infrastructure such as warehouse management systems and other material handling equipment.

Offering robustness and flexibility, the software is suitable for operations requiring multiple vehicles.

Hans Larsson, director of logistics solutions at Toyota Material Handling Europe, said,”T-ONE is a key enabler to automate and create highly efficient operations. Our customers will benefit from a continuous flow in their operations and smooth integration with on-site systems making the step toward automation easier.”

The software optimizes how vehicles are routed and utilized to maintain a continuous flow and enables easy operation scalability.

Also at LogiMat this week, the company presented its in-house-built lithium-ion battery solution.

Toyota Material Handling has offered battery-powered forklifts for some years now but these new li-ion products will widen the range of its battery solutions.

“Putting Toyota’s group competence to practice, the lithium-ion battery solutions will result in a modular setup of the batteries. This means customers can obtain the right battery size compatible with their operations. And no matter the size of the operations, the in-house solution comes with a quick payback, making it interesting to use in all types of applications, big or small. Customers can also rest assured with an extended warranty of seven years,” added Larsson.

March 16, 2018

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