Recently, the Yale Materials Handling Corporation announced that the company’s inaugural Edison Award went to the Yale Robotic Reach Truck. This truck took home the gold medal, awarded by a panel of more than 3,000 executives and experts from around the world. The Yale Robotic Reach Truck was recognized for its unique ability to leverage its innovative technology to expand the reach and power of lifts throughout the world of truck-based robotics. The Yale Robotic Reach Truck addresses a number of important challenges facing the logistics industry today, providing added efficiency to companies in this space.
The Yale Robotic Reach Truck has the ability to lift up to 30 feet in the air. It can also reach into deep storage locations that are not accessible by other entities. As a result, the Yale Robotic Reach Truck separated itself from the other entries in the competition. Some of the additional applications of this novel design include point to point transportation and the ability to lift and reach beyond floor level. Furthermore, the Yale Robotic Reach Truck leverages novel LiDAR-based navigation technology in addition to 3D cameras and sensors to perform its work under a variety of conditions, including at great heights.
The goal of the Yale Robotic Reach Truck is to ease the strain the logistics organizations feel when they have to constantly hire and train new employees, which harms the companies’ efficiencies. This is a stressful job that leads to high rates of turnovers. With the Yale Robotic Reach Truck, companies will enjoy increased stability since personnel can operate the robot, reducing injury risks and employee turnover.
The Edison Awards have been created to honor some of the top innovators in the world. While the Edison Awards have been around in 1987, this was the first year that Yale Materials Handling Corporation announced an Edison Award of their own, which went to the Yale Robotic Reach Truck.
About Yale Materials Handling Corporation: Yale Materials Handling Corporation is one of the leading companies in lift truck products and services. They are known for producing high-quality electric, gas, diesel, and LP-gas powered vehicles. Their trucks are able to operate under a variety of conditions. Yale Materials Handling Corporation also provides comprehensive services including service, parts, financing, fleet management, asset management, and training. The company employs close to 8,000 people all over the world. Yale Materials Handling Corporation is headquartered in Cleveland, OH.