Yale Reliant wins product of the year award
Feb. 8, 2022
Yale Reliant™, a lift truck operator assistance system, was crowned a 2021 Product of the Year by readers of Material Handling Product News and MaterialHandling247.com. The innovative technology suite beat out three other competitors in the ergonomics and safety category.
Yale Reliant is an industry-first package of technologies for supporting lift truck operator awareness and adherence to best practices. The solution monitors the operating environment and equipment information in real-time to trigger dynamic alerts and automatic performance adjustments.
Performance adjustments include a broad range of functionality on the warehouse floor, such as automatic speed reduction for stability when cornering and preventing trucks from moving overweight loads. The tool can also be used to reinforce site-specific traffic rules such as proper following distance, reduced speed around pedestrians and restricted lift height in specific areas.
“With warehouse labor in short supply and pressure to fulfill greater order volumes at an increasingly fast pace, maintaining a strict focus on lift truck operating best practices can be a challenge,” says Brad Long, Brand Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. “Yale Reliant is the latest example of how our lift truck technologies give warehouses the modern solutions they deserve – no need to settle for the same old, tired options.”
While the system automatically limits truck performance, the operator always remains in ultimate control of the lift truck. For instance, the system activates automatic speed reduction to reinforce adherence to location-specific rules, but the operator maintains control of steering and braking to steer away from a hazard or bring the truck to a complete stop.
In addition to the change in truck performance, the display monitor issues a visual alert to inform the operator of the reason for intervention. This information provides an additional layer of feedback that can be helpful for reinforcing the proper operating technique established during training.
About Yale Lift Truck Technologies
Yale Lift Truck Technologies leverages over a century of material handling experience and substantial investment in innovation to bring the most advanced technology-driven lift truck solutions to market. The company offers a full line of award-winning lift trucks, including reach trucks, order pickers, turret trucks, pallet jacks and trucks, pallet stackers, tow tractors and counterbalanced forklifts, as well as powerful operator assist solutions, proven robotics and a wide range of power sources to help customers adapt to today’s demanding supply chain. Yale and its independent dealer network support these solutions with comprehensive after-sales service, parts, financing and training.
Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and operates globally.
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