- March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017– For supply chain operations striving to meet faster delivery expectations while dealing with labor availability and retention challenges, Yale offers an addition to its automation lineup. The Yale MO70T tow tractor now joins the company’s MPE080-VG end rider model, utilizing Driven by Balyo technology to autonomously navigate through warehouse environments and execute mission-critical load transportation tasks. Designed for sequencing applications in assembly operations and stock replenishment, the MO70T is the second robotic solution available since Yale partnered its materials handling expertise with Balyo’s navigation technology. Both the tow tractor and end rider solutions use infrastructure-free navigation technology that maps existing structural features to self-locate and navigate – without requiring tape, wires or magnets for guidance.
By using robotic lift trucks, operations can achieve “cobotics,” with employees and machines working side-by-side, allowing people to focus on more valuable roles, leaving repetitive, value-added tasks to the robotic lift trucks. Both Driven by Balyo models from Yale can switch to manual mode by simply touching a button or grabbing hold of the tiller. Once the operator leaves the truck, it resumes regularly assigned workflows.