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Jungheinrich reveals easyPILOT low level order picker remote control

Jungheinrich reveals easyPILOT low level order picker remote control
Jungheinrich presented key corporate developments at its annual press conference

Jungheinrich presented a new remote control unit for its low level order pickers of the ECE family at its trade press conference last week in Hamburg.

easyPILOT Follow is a semi-automated control unit that allows the ECE to follow its operator automatically. The operator wears a control unit or carries it in a pants pocket or on a belt, and is thus able to concentrate on the picking process. The ECE connected with the control unit positions itself exactly so that the goods can be set down at the right place on the fork. The truck is always where it is needed at the picking location, following the operator as he moves forward and stopping with pinpoint accuracy. This eliminates the need for time-consuming climbing up and down as well as extended distances walking from the picking place to the truck.

The EasyPilot on show

In this way easyPilot Follow enables error-free order picking processes and maximum efficiency in the warehouse. Thanks to UWB wireless technology, there is a 100% reliable connection between the operator and the truck at all times. That eliminates failure of the truck to respond due to visual obstacles or other sources of interference. easyPILOT Follow can be used on all Jungheinrich low level order pickers and the remote solution is easy to retrofit for any ECE with easyPILOT preparation.

easyPILOT Follow is also an effective means for increasing safety in the warehouse. A remote control option equipped with modern laser scanners continuously checks the area in front of the truck. This allows for safe and reliable navigation and positioning in rack aisles. If the scanners detect an obstacle the truck stops.

Jungheinrich has been nominated for this year's IFOY award (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) for the ECE 225 easyPILOT Follow. The 2.5-tonne order picker with the remote control option is classified in the "Warehouse Trucks" category with the hardest intralogistics test in the world.

Gunnar Tons, head of product management for Juniors at Jungheinrich, explains: "With the introduction of the easyPILOT Follow, we now offer the largest control portfolio on the entire market. The product is a true high-end solution, which sets us far ahead of our competitors in terms of customer benefits and price-to-performance ratio. Our remote solution maximises efficiency and minimises error frequency while reducing the strain on the operator and enhancing safety in the warehouse."

LogiMAT 2018 stand

Jungheinrich will be the largest exhibitor at LogiMAT once again in 2018, the fork lift truck manufacturer confirmed at last week's annual company press conference. With the slogan "Your Connection To Success", the intralogistics experts will be presenting innovative, safe and efficient solutions for the challenges of Intralogistics 4.0 to international industry professionals March 13 to 15 in Stuttgart.

With a total of 924sq m, Jungheinrich is expanding its display area by about 15% compared to last year. Jungheinrich is presenting its broad portfolio of products and solutions in building 9, spread out over three different exhibit areas. Visitors here will experience first hand Jungheinrich's networked world of intralogistics, consisting of fork lift trucks, logistics systems and software.

For the first time ever, Jungheinrich is presenting exclusively trucks with lithium-ion battery. That includes the EKX 516 high rack stacker, which will also be available starting 2018 as an Automated Guided Vehicle System. Jungheinrich has a product presentation at the beginning of the trade fair on 13 March 2018, 9:30am with two world premières.

With these new products, the Hamburg intralogistics experts are promising to raise warehouse efficiency and productivity to a whole new level. Jungheinrich is presenting even more innovative new products – the new EZS 7280 electric tow tractor and the ECE low level order picker with the new remote solution easyPILOT Follow. Both products have been nominated for this year's IFOY.

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