First Look at Toyota’s New Automated Shuttle Pallet Carriers
27th September 2017
Toyota Material Handling Europe is launching new shuttle solutions to the European market. The automated Toyota Radioshuttle and Toyota Autoshuttle pallet carriers travel within specialised Toyota racking structures at high speed, safely and without damaging goods. These high-density storage systems can utilise up to 80% of any warehouse volume, increasing storage space and improving throughput.
With the Autoshuttle joining the shuttle family, the aisle-free storage offer from Toyota is expanding. The shuttle stores and retrieves palletised goods up to 1500 kg in a quick, safe and efficient way. The newly improved Toyota Radioshuttle can move up to 1800 kg and is available with the Toyota fleet management system and Lithium-ion batteries lasting more than 16 hours. Both shuttles will boost productivity and cost-efficiency, especially in expensive environments such as cold stores.
Shuttles will save time and cost as drivers will spend less time handling pallets and trucks can be used more efficiently. It is also a flexible system compatible with FIFO and LIFO workflow, ideal for filling unused space above a shipping bay or creating a buffer storage over a picking tunnel.
Shuttle solutions also support Toyota’s lean approach. The Radioshuttle is a smart load carrier that can be connected to a WMS system or work in combination with the automated Autopilot warehouse trucks. The Order Manager, intelligent software for order processing, tracks the exact location of all shuttles and goods, ensuring a smooth workflow by moving the shuttles just in time for the next truck/order during replenishment. This fully automated high-density storage solution offers total control of the warehouse, with minimum risk of lost goods or damage, and maximum efficiency for a greatly reduced inventory cost.
All racking and shuttle systems are built for maximum uptime and fully supported by Toyota’s European service network delivering quality and know-how.