RADIOSHUTTLE IN ACTION

Eliminate aisles, store deeper and higher with Toyota’s semi-automated shuttle solutions. This high-density storage system will increase your storage space and improve your throughput. The Radioshuttle pallet carriers might travel quickly through the racking but they do so safely. In optimising your truck fleet, you also optimise your staff’s time and cost.

LOCATORS’ SEMI-AUTOMATED SHUTTLES

Toyota offer a range of semi-automated shuttles for a high-density storage solution
Automated Shuttle Toyota Radioshuttle
Variety of load carriers.

Load Capacity:
1,800 kg

Racking Toyota shuttle racking
A clever use of space with aisle-free pallet racking.

SEMI-AUTOMATED SHUTTLE SOLUTIONS

Click below to see examples of automated repetitive pallet handling.

This high-density, deep storage solution utilises semi-automated shuttles. These are placed in the racking by forklift trucks – automated or otherwise – whose shuttles then transport the pallet to its final position. Shuttles streamline operations as trucks only need to bring the pallets to the entrance of the racking channels. The forklift can proceed to retrieve the next pallet whilst the shuttle transports the pallet to its final position. This way, trucks can handle pallets faster – increasing productivity and decreasing operational costs.

SAFETY

Each Radioshuttle is equipped with fantastic technical features like warning lights, audio signals, bright and clear display systems and a laser scanner safety system. Semi-automated shuttles are certified in accordance with EN 13849-1:2008.

CONNECTIVITY

The Toyota Radioshuttle is prepared for Industry 4.0 with WiFi, RFID, and WMS. There is remote-controlled communication between the truck and shuttle with a “one-push function”. This serves to function with an unlimited number of semi-automated shuttles.

PRODUCTIVITY

Rails and entry guides help the forklift drivers place shuttles with ease and efficiency. Better still, semi-automated shuttles work with various load carriers. Plus, they can operate with > 8 h with standard batteries and > 16h with Li-ion batteries.

CHARGING

The Toyota Radioshuttle charging station allows for quick and easy charging of the batteries. Each station can handle 2 battery sets (4 battery cassettes). These cassettes are placed in drawers. Once the drawer is closed, the charging starts. The display shows the charging status.

COLD STORE

Semi-automated shuttles can operate in temperatures down to -30°C. High-density storage is ideal for cold store operation, as pallet locations in cold areas are expensive.

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

WHAT LOCATORS CAN OFFER

Flexible logistics with automated solutions

AUTOMATED
WAREHOUSE TRUCKS

- Safe Pallet Handling
- Precise Navigation
- Intelligent Communication
- Smart Charging
- Return on Investment

AUTOMATED
TOW TRAINS

- Efficient Replenishment
- Variety of Load Carriers
- Precise Navigation
- Smart Charging
- Return on Investment

SEMI-AUTOMATED
SHUTTLES

- Safe Pallet Handling
- Clear Connectivity
- Efficient Productivity
- Quick & Easy Charging
- Cold Store Operation