The best of both worlds
The basic models in Linde’s MATIC product line are already equipped with numerous safety features. With additional camera- and laser-supported spatial monitoring, the robotic forklifts always move around safely and without significant losses in productivity both when interacting with people and in traffic with other trucks,
because the safety control of MATIC forklifts reacts dynamically: when an obstacle is recognized, the truck reduces its speed, and simply stops if the person or truck in its way stays there. Even then, it will automatically resume its course when the obstacle has left the monitoring zone of its lasers and camera.
Furthermore, the robotic trucks can be operated manually at any time. If someone operates the control unit directly, then automatic operations are immediately ceased, and the truck can, for example, be moved out of a dangerous area in an emergency, or be used for an important task outside of its automated work cycle.
Comprehensive safety features for cooperative work
- 3D camera for obstacle recognition
- Lasers on front and back for obstacle recognition and load detection
- Visual and acoustic warning systems
- Emergency stop buttons on both sides