Simple automation

22 September 2016

The new Autopilot TAE050 automated guided cart from Toyota Material Handling, simplifies, standardises and optimises customer operations.

This solution is easy to install and can reduce the cost of labour and damage in an accurate and safe way. Operations are simplified and optimised especially in manufacturing sites, e-commerce businesses or healthcare facilities.

This automated guided cart follows a magnetic strip on the floor and receives commands from markers that are placed on the floor. Depending on the operation and needs, commands can be very simple from ‘slow speed’ or ‘stop’ to more advanced tasks. By using Excel, commands such as turning on the spot, driving at a predefined speed and enabling sound can be programmed.

The TAE050’s load carrier with telescopic arm can tow up to 500 kg and therefore replace the necessity for operators to do repetitive work, allowing them to handle more complex tasks. In more confined spaces, the compact tow version is ideal for handling lighter loads, or for small items like in picking operations, the bolt-on racks can be an ideal solution.

Safety is key in all operations, so this fork-free solution works with a very high degree of accuracy and stops when detecting an obstacle or person close by to avoid accidents and damage. In addition, the TAE050 follows fixed routes and is not subject to driver errors.