A NEW ERA OF FORKLIFTS
The world of technology is constantly changing and adapting, with consumers wanting their goods faster. Accuracy, speed and safety are now, more than ever, at the forefront of businesses everywhere. Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics Company, is committed to providing intelligent answers to repetitive tasks within distribution and manufacturing facilities.
With little to no other infrastructure required, Toyota Advanced Logistics LiDAR and Mapping system seamlessly integrates with your facility. With no ongoing subscriptions or service fees you can alter routes, add units, and minimize downtime.
What is LiDAR?
What is it and why has Toyota Advanced Logistics chosen this technology to use with the recently released AGV ride-on pallet jacks and core tow tractors? LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. While this technology is not new, the way in which it is being used and explored is changing and evolving. Currently LiDAR is used in many devices and places you may not even know. Your cell phone, for example, uses LiDAR to focus and find objects & faces while taking pictures. LiDAR is also used for docking ships on the NASA International Space Station, so you could say LiDAR is a trusted system indeed.
By using LiDAR and an Advanced Mapping system, Toyota’s AGV’s can operate driverless, with accuracy within half of an inch! How is that possible? The LiDAR and Mapping system used by Toyota Advanced Logistics compiles a 3D model of your facility by pulsing infrared light out and awaits the return speed of light to determine depth from motion, giving the AGV’s 360 degree vision at any given time. The Toyota Core Tow Tractor and the Center- Controlled Rider then adjust speed when obstacles are presented.
Toyota forklifts are designed and manufactured from the ground up with operator safety, comfort, productivity and efficiency in mind. As Alberta’s only Toyota Material Handling dealership, Western Materials Handling & Equipment is dedicated to providing quality advanced logistic solutions in this new era of material handling. If you would like to learn more about Automated Guided Vehicles, please contact us today to speak with one of our Materials Handling Consultants.