Yale to feature scalable automation, comprehensive power solutions and asset management at Modex 2016

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With more than 20,000 distribution, logistics and supply chain decision-makers set to attend Modex 2016 on April 4-7 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Yale Materials Handling Corporation will present an innovative lineup to help attendees gain a competitive edge through improved performance and efficiency. The OEM will feature scalable automation, comprehensive power solutions and enterprise asset management designed to solve the toughest challenges facing today’s distribution and warehousing operations.

Self-guided trucks: ‘Driven by Balyo’ provides robotic lift-truck technology that enables the Yale end rider to operate as a self-guided truck, which is ideal for delivering products in a wide range of applications. The infrastructure-free navigation requires no tape, wire or magnets for guidance, but uses structural features such as walls, columns or racks. It can manage a single truck or an entire fleet, offering a flexible, scalable automation solution.

Hydrogen fuel cell technology: Zero-emissions fuel cell technology and on-site hydrogen generation from Nuvera Fuel Cells, combined with Yale’s material handling industry expertise enables a turnkey solution to help reduce emissions and improve performance. Fuel cell-powered lift trucks can be used to help increase efficiency, lower lifecycle cost, reduce operational disruptions and minimize environmental impact.

Lithium-ion battery: Yale offers the first commercially available, UL-recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the lift-truck industry. When installed on a Yale walkie pallet truck, the lithium-ion option lasts up to five times longer than lead acid batteries and requires 23% less charging time for increased uptime and reduced replacement costs.

RFID tags: Fitted to a very-narrow-aisle truck, Yale A-Ware, a location-based performance control solution, uses radio frequency identification (RFID) tags fitted in each aisle, rather than magnets or reflectors, to automatically enforce speed and lift limitations. This allows operators to focus on meeting operational goals, and can reduce downtime and extend equipment life through reduced mechanical wear and impacts.

Wireless asset management: Yale Vision helps operations manage costs, protect assets and optimize productivity by monitoring equipment, truck and driver performance to illuminate total cost of operation. Yale Vision will have its own booth (2263) where attendees can virtually drive trucks in an interactive environment, with a live remote broadcast back in the main Yale booth.

March 24, 2016

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