MAKE A RETURN ON YOUR investment

Automation optimises the flow of goods while minimising damage, time and cost. Workers become available to handle more complex tasks instead of repetitive processes. Automated pallet handling also requires less maintenance and energy, and contributes to productivity and safety, achieving a return on investment within typically 2 years.

WHAT MACHINES LOCATORS CAN OFFER

Automated low-lifter
truck LAE250
up to 2.5 tonne load capacity
optional with 2.4 m fork length
max speed of 2.2m/s
long-distance pallet transport
Automated stacker
truck SAE160
up to 1.6 tonne load capacity
up to 4.7 m lift height
max speed of 2.2m/s
medium-level storage
Automated counterbalanced
truck OAE120CB
up to 1.2 tonne load capacity
up to 4.15 m lift height
max speed of 2.2m/s
variety of load carriers
Automated low-lifter
truck LAE250
up to 2.5 tonne load capacity
up to 11 m lift height
max speed of 2.0m/s
high-level storage

The AUTOMATED TRUCKS in action

Automated warehouse trucks guarantee fast and safe horizontal transport of pallets, particularly suited to handle repetitive long-distance transport. This way your warehouse staff can handle more value-added and complex tasks instead, while the Autopilot range from Toyota guarantees a smooth and lean workflow. The Autopilots can be equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries for auto charging, meaning the trucks can charge in between tasks without the need of personnel or charging rooms, making it fully automated.

Automated warehouse trucks guarantee fast and safe horizontal transport of pallets, particularly suited to handle repetitive long-distance transport. This way your warehouse staff can handle more value-added and complex tasks instead, while the Autopilot range from Toyota guarantees a smooth and lean workflow. The Autopilots can be equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries for auto charging, meaning the trucks can charge in between tasks without the need of personnel or charging rooms, making it fully automated.

Automated warehouse trucks guarantee fast and safe horizontal transport of pallets, particularly suited to handle repetitive long-distance transport. This way your warehouse staff can handle more value-added and complex tasks instead, while the Autopilot range from Toyota guarantees a smooth and lean workflow. The Autopilots can be equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries for auto charging, meaning the trucks can charge in between tasks without the need of personnel or charging rooms, making it fully automated.

Precise navigation

Autopilot trucks from Toyota support two highly accurate and adaptive navigation technologies: reflector or natural navigation, or combined as dual navigation. The latter allows the trucks to switch between using reflectors for one area and using the warehouse environment as reference for another area of the layout.

REFLECTOR NAVIGATION

A navigation method in which consistent and high-contrast targets, reflectors, are added to the environment. The reflectors installed in the warehouse allow the scanner on the automated truck to define its position based on its distance to the reflectors. The characteristics of this technique guarantee robustness, high accuracy and long reach in most environments.

Natural navigation

A method for automated trucks to navigate with the help of the environment. This navigation method utilises recognisable reference points or landmarks within the warehouse, such as walls, racking and fixed objects, to calculate the truck’s location. Natural navigation is a lower-cost alternative for warehouses where the surroundings remain fairly constant. The truck can utilise the existing environment to navigate without the need for extra equipment such as reflectors, avoiding extra cost and installation of additional equipment.

INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION

All Autopilot trucks are controlled by T-ONE automation software designed in-house by Toyota. This software works as a standalone or as a communication layer with warehouse management and production systems. T-ONE keeps track of goods storage, orders, traffic and flow thanks to its intelligent fleet control and the integration with ERP/WMS.

Smart charging

The Autopilots can be equipped with Lithium-ion batteries that are up to 30% more energy-efficient whilst reducing CO2 emissions. With the ability of auto-charging, the trucks can charge quickly in between tasks without the need of personnel or charging rooms, making it fully automated.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Automation optimises the flow of goods while minimising damage, time and cost. Workers become available to handle more complex tasks instead of repetitive processes. Automated pallet handling also requires less maintenance and energy, and contributes to productivity and safety, achieving a return on investment within typically 2 years.

Safe and accurate pallet handling

Side scanners for safe curves at optimum speed

Front and rear scanners for safe transportation at rated speed

Blue LED light warning pedestrians and drivers when coming out of hidden areas

Front obstacle detection for obstacles above floor level

Side obstacle detection for obstacles entering the travel path from the side

Blue LED light warning pedestrians and drivers when coming out of hidden areas

What our clients say

We are very pleased with the change from an engine to an electric fleet. The trucks have been well received by our operators as they are comfortable and quiet to drive and give excellent protection from the elements. We even have the option and flexibility to use spare batteries and a simple battery change system if we ever want to work back to back shifts in the future. Locators also design, supply and install all types of racking and storage systems. They reconfigured the CooperVision warehouse for narrow aisle operation which increases the storage density and pallet locations. Locators supplied Aisle-Master articulated forklifts to work in this area.

Coopervision, Hamble

We have worked with Locators for nearly 20 years. We are confident they can always make the best use of the space we have available and provide us with forklifts that are well suited for the long loads and other stock we have to move.

Colin Macgregor
Director, Y Goldberg

Every time we look at an application, Locators approach it like a blank canvas and always recommend the best equipment for our business. Locators have proved themselves as a very reliable and proactive service provider by keeping our trucks working and our fleet costs as low as possible.

Adam Conrad
Group Transport Manager for Covers

Being able to work with one supplier for storage and materials handling has been a benefit to us. Locators managed the complete installation and ensured the correct materials handling equipment was specified for their design. They also service and maintain all of the equipment they have supplied and offer a rack inspection service to make sure our warehouse remains a safe working environment. We are very happy with our new facility and we believe we have made the best use of the available space.

Marc Congdon
Engineering Manager, Costa

We purchased our first Toyota forklift from Locators 14 years ago for our farm. This truck has been very reliable and is still in service so we had no hesitation in deciding to purchase another Toyota machine. Locators recommended an electric forklift for our machinery depot as it is very quiet, has low running costs and does not create any pollution, making it ideal for working both inside and outside. Our operators are very pleased with our new Toyota truck and our business is very happy to be operating a forklift that has such a low impact on the environment.

Ed Smales
Director, NFFM

Locators installed the new racking system within a tight timeframe while our business was fully operational. They have provided us with a facility that has a similar storage capacity and reduced the size of our forklift fleet allowing us to lease one building instead of two. We are very happy with the outcome.

Paul Bickell
Nippon Express

Locators gave us the benefit of working with just one supplier for all of the storage and materials handling requirements of this project. By mixing 3 and 4 wheel trucks from the same model range, we have gained extra pallet locations and have the option to battery change between them and work multi-shift in the future. I was initially sceptical that electric trucks could replace LPG, but I am very pleased with the successful outcome of this project.

Mark Davis
Logistics Supervisor for Hall & Woodhouse brewery

It is a great benefit to us that we have a single source supplier who understands the needs of our business. This saves us time, improves efficiency and ultimately reduces cost.

Richard Horrocks
Smurfitt Kappa