Industry 4.0: Hyster Europe introduces truck-based robotics solutions

Industry 4.0: Hyster Europe introduces truck-based robotics solutions

At LogiMAT, the intralogistics trade fair in Stuttgart, the industrial truck manufacturer demonstrated its intelligent robotics solutions with the Hyster® LO7.0T tow tractor.

As if moved by magic, the tow tractor advanced on the Hyster stand in Hall 10. Equipped with innovative robotic technology, the truck is one of the first models offered by Hyster Europe. “Our robotic trucks use geonavigation technology developed by Balyo, which does not require complex infrastructure changes to automate logistical processes,” said Timo Antony, Area Business Director Central Europe, Hyster. “Instead, the trucks work utilising the structural features within the building.”

Hyster trucks navigate automatically

Hyster relies mainly on the geoguidance system for navigating the industrial trucks. Based on LIDAR technology, this system determines the position of the truck by orienting it at fixed points, such as walls, shelves or the building structure. Reflectors or other physical navigation aids are not necessary.