Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Jungheinrich shows man-up turret truck

New product determines perfect path between picks while operator simply accelerates.
By Josh Bond, Associate Editor
January 22, 2013

Jungheinrich (Booth 2041) is offering visitors an opportunity to operate its EKX man-up turret truck equipped with Warehouse Navigation. The new system is capable of improving productivity by 25%.

Once the operator applies the accelerator, the lift truck automatically determines the perfect speeds for lateral movement and turret extension, advancing to the next pick location along the most efficient route. For pallet retrieval, the forks will come to rest precisely in front of the pallet. For case picking, lights on the lift truck will indicate the right pick face.

Capable of navigating 72-inch-wide aisles by wire or side guide rollers, the lift also reads RFID tags embedded in the floor to decelerate or stop at the end of an aisle, or to prevent collisions with elevated obstructions. The system is compatible with a WMS, or can accept user inputs in paper-based warehouses.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.

About the Author

image
Josh Bond
Associate Editor

Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce.


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

This complimentary white paper addresses areas of potential benefit to a grocery distributor considering an investment in automated case picking technology.

In 2015, a new era in shipment pricing will go into effect when major carriers implement dimensional ("dim") weight pricing for all ground packages regardless of their size. This complimentary white paper, "Dimensional Weight: Don't Let it Weigh You Down", can help you optimize your packaging operation to minimize the financial impacts of dimensional weight pricing.

Replacing older, less-efficient lift trucks at the right time can reduce your maintenance costs, improve your productivity and, most importantly, save money and maximize your return on investment. So how do you determine the right time to make a new, significant purchase? Download this complimentary white paper for guidance on how to determine the ideal time to replace lift trucks and how planned replacement can benefit your operation.

The prolonged operating hours of automated distribution operations leave limited time for maintenance. For tightly-scheduled fulfillment operations, unplanned downtime not only cuts into slim profit margins, it jeopardizes future business and customer loyalty. Download this complimentary white paper to learn five mission-critical benefits of implementing a resident maintenance program.

Debut of Pharma EXPO plays crucial role in increase.



© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA