Jungheinrich shows man-up turret truck

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

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

Josh Bond
Senior Editor

Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.

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