Still has event to remember at forklift awards


German firm wins warehouse truck and special vehicle sections

Still has event to remember at forklift awards
Still’s iGo neo CX 20

 

The International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2017 event has been held, with winners of four categories announced.

Still’s iGo neo CX 20 from Germany took out the"Warehouse Truck" category.

Impressing the jury at the event in Munich was that the vehicle is the first autonomous horizontal order picker.

"The iGo neo constitutes a milestone in the development of autonomous warehouse trucks," the jury says.

"The worldwide first autonomous horizontal order picker closes the gap between robotics and intralogistics."

The German company then doubled up, with its heavy-duty tugger train designed to supply components in a construction machine manufacturer’s facility.

It consists of an LTX tractor and the lift runner frame as well as trolleys.

"The tugger train trailer with lateral ejector forks developed by Still as a customised solution is a practicable step towards the full automation of the production process," the jury states.

"It extends the range of applications of tugger trains and therefore opens up a new market segment."

The "Automated Guided Vehicle" (AGV) award goes to Torwegge’s TORsten modular drive unit, due to its quality of the technical components together with the wide spectrum of potential applications.

"The decentral intelligence concept and the use of innovative technology in TORsten significantly extend the options for automation in intralogistics," IFOY testers found.

TORsten drives under the platform and, depending on the version, can move loads of up to 7.5 tons and lift loads of up to three tons.  Depending on the design of the load carrier, automatic transfer of objects such as pallets is also possible.

Jungheinrich won the ‘Special of the Year" with its category Indoor Positioning system.

"The indoor localisation solution offers numerous advantages for customers, from greater transparency through to increased productivity of the vehicle fleet," the jury states.

"As this concept uses smartphones and Bluetooth technology, it is not only suitable for vehicle types of different manufacturers but can also be implemented or adapted flexibly, rapidly and at low cost – when the warehouse layout is modified, for example. The usual drawbacks of other technologies, such as high costs or sensitivity to dirt, do not apply in this case."

The full descriptions of these winners can be found here.

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