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Automated reach truck

High, higher, Rhenus. The automated Schubmaster RAE 200 from Toyota Material Handling has been stacking countless goods onto shelves in Rhenus’ multi-user warehouse in Dortmund since autumn 2018. Standing at eleven metres tall, the fully autonomous forklift can store or retrieve up to 30 pallets per hour.

Rhenus Warehousing Solutions’ warehouse in Dortmund-Wambel, Germany, is home to high-tech products, audio systems, fan merchandise, window technology and much more. To support the employees in storing the pallets, Technical Procurement decided to bring in an automated helper that is guaranteed not to be afraid of heights: the Schubmaststapler RAE 200.

The forklift isn’t just driven by sophisticated technology and IT, but also numerous hours of practical training. More precisely, it completed around 1,000 test hours during its two-year induction phase in which its navigation, sensors and interfaces were put through their paces and configured. The result speaks for itself: the intelligent high-reach forklift doesn’t just store pallets, but also moves them to other shelving areas autonomously.

Automated forklifts make day-to-day operations easier for employees even if there is a high number of full pallets in a warehouse’s goods receipt area, since they achieve a higher capacity and also improve occupational safety. The RAE 200 is ready to go around the clock and has a 360-degree personnel safety system.