Yale Reliant

Forklift Operator Assist Solution

Sept. 8, 2021
Yale has introduced the Yale Reliant suite of operator assistance technologies that warehouses can use to help reinforce lift truck operating best practices.

Yale has introduced a suite of operator assistance technologies that warehouses can use to help reinforce lift truck operating best practices. The Yale Reliant solution automatically adjusts lift truck performance based on proximity to pedestrians and obstacles, load weight, equipment status, and location-specific rules.

Yale Reliant is a tool for supporting operator awareness and adherence to best practices. The solution triggers audible and visual alerts to inform operators of proper operating protocols and initiates lift truck performance reduction based on facility-specific rules while leaving the operator in control of the equipment.

Yale Reliant can apply performance controls in a variety of scenarios based on truck sensors and inputs, such as restricting travel and lift functions if a load exceeds the weight limit and reducing cornering speed to avoid upsetting stability.

The Yale Reliant solution leverages three key technologies to control truck performance based on real-time information. It provides proximity detection through either local or real-time location technologies that use tags on equipment, pedestrians and infrastructure to provide truck-to-truck, truck-to-pedestrian and truck-to-beacon detection.

For further awareness, including objects not connected to proximity tags, lidar-based technology detects obstacles in the path of travel. Advanced dynamic stability uses information from lidar and proximity detection, together with equipment-level sensors and inputs, to provide advanced traction, hydraulic, and overload control to support lift truck stability.

Yale Materials Handling Corp.

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