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Yale Debuts Self-Guided End Rider Driven by Balyo: A Winning Combination for Warehouses

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2016) – As warehouse operations contend with increasingly rigorous fulfillment requirements, Yale Materials Handling Corporation debuts robotic lift truck technology that can help deliver improved productivity and dependability while reducing total cost of operations. In Yale booth #3147, the company’s MPE080VG end rider Driven by Balyo demonstrates this technology, allowing attendees to discover what it has to offer and its foremost advantages.

The Yale® MPE080VG end rider harnesses the power of Driven by Balyo technology to operate as a self-guided truck. The infrastructure-free navigation technology requires no tape, wire or magnets for guidance. Instead, it relies on existing structural features such as walls, racking and columns to self-locate and navigate. Ideal for a wide range of load transportation applications, the self-guided truck independently picks up, transports and drops off pallets anywhere on the floor, improving labor productivity by executing low value-added tasks and minimizing unnecessary stops.

The truck is equipped with both manual and automatic modes for efficient operation in shared environments alongside employees and manually operated trucks. The Balyo architecture can also scale according to operational demands, providing the flexibility to manage a single truck or an entire fleet.

“At Yale, we strive to help our customers break-free from limitations using the latest technology that enables them to leverage their skilled labor force, thus increasing labor productivity,” said Mick McCormick, Vice President Warehouse Solutions for Yale. “The Driven by Balyo self-guided truck demonstrates our dedication to help customers move products quickly and accurately to improve reliability, flex with market demands and control costs.”

The built-in smart management system helps the truck anticipate and react to its immediate environment. Its advanced obstacle-detection feature controls truck speed in real time, affording smooth movement while minimizing unnecessary stops and shocks, allowing up to 20,000 hours of use. The Driven by Balyo technology can interface with a facility’s warehouse management system for advanced integration, and the ergonomic 7-inch LCD touch screen provides all necessary controls and information for operation.

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 5,300 people world-wide.