John Hayes, Sales Director at BALYO discussed how reach robots drive cost savings and quality improvements in the recent issue of The Manufacturing Report. Read more here.
According to Hayes, autonomous reach trucks are most valuable in the manufacturing, distribution, and 3PL environment when embedded with infrastructure-free navigation technology. After a decade of research and development, the best-in-class reach trucks use 3D cameras to pick and drop pallets safely. Pick and drop from conveyors, gravity racks, and mobile racks add to numerous application possibilities.
Increasingly, narrow aisle widths must be navigated allowing facility layout optimization and space savings. The autonomous reach trucks interface with machines, conveyors, WMS, and ERP software for full integration within existing operations.
Automation must never compromise accuracy particularly in FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) warehouses and distribution centers. Autonomous reach trucks equipped with 3D perception offer 20-30 times more data than their 2D perception counterparts, offering higher pick/drop accuracy (+/-10mm). Recognition is based on the 3D shape of the pallet. This considers the inside of the pallet, not just the front, and more importantly it recognizes and works with all pallet types.
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Pascal Rialland, CEO of BALYO and leader in the design and development of innovative robotic solutions for material handling trucks, shared that BALYO considerably strengthened commercial development prospects. The company is counting on an enhanced technological platform which reduces sales cycles and benefiting from the ramp-up of direct sales to complement existing indirect sales channels. The direct sales channel is now fully operational in the USA.
BALYO transforms standard forklift trucks into standalone intelligent robots thanks to its breakthrough proprietary Driven by Balyo™ technology. The geoguidance navigation system developed by BALYO allows vehicles equipped with the system to locate their position in real-time and navigate autonomously inside buildings/warehouses. Within the automated handling vehicle market, BALYO’s 2021 outlook includes the acceleration of profitable growth after the successful implementation of a more efficient and autonomous commercial strategy. BALYO will pursue efforts to accelerate sales in 2021, including the addition of John Hayes, a well-respected and experienced industry thought-leader, as Director of US Sales to grow North American business development. The anchoring of new operational drivers, commercial partnerships forged with integrators, and commercial autonomy through technological developments will uniquely position BALYO in 2021 and beyond.
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Company Name: Balyo, Inc.
Contact Person: John Hayes, Director of Sales
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Phone: (704) 905-1571
Address:78 B-Olympia Avenue
Country: United States