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OTTO Motors launches the new OTTO Lifter, autonomous counterbalanced fork truck at MODEX 2022. The OTTO Lifter reduces material handling costs of pallet transport workflows, all while increasing workplace safety.With the addition of OTTO Lifter and its ability to pick up and drop off pallets autonomously, OTTO Motors now has the most comprehensive offering of material handling robots available. OTTO Lifter will be demonstrated alongside OTTOs 100 and 1500 at MODEX on March 28-31 in Atlanta, Georgia at Booth #B4824.
OTTO Lifter is a smart autonomous forklift that drives nimbly in crowded and dynamic environments and improves safety in warehouses and facilities. With advanced safety sensors and class-leading autonomous driving capabilities, OTTO Lifter works alongside people, other vehicles, and existing infrastructure providing businesses a safer material handling solution for as low as $9 per hour. The autonomous forklift is compatible with the entire OTTO Motors fleet of AMRs through OTTO Motors’ Fleet Manager.
“Over the last decade, our AMRs have solved material handling challenges for some of the largest companies in the world, but our customers have made it clear that there was a missing member of the team – one that could pick up a pallet on its own,” said Chief Executive Officer and founder of OTTO Motors Matt Rendall. “We’ve answered that call with OTTO Lifter – your new forklift driver. We put years of autonomous driving experience into OTTO Lifter, making it the smartest forklift on the market.”
OTTO Lifter features dynamic path planning, lane tending, intelligent pallet detection and stretch wrap piercing. The vehicle can seamlessly navigate traffic and avoid obstacles to predictably and precisely deliver materials to the right place, at the right time.
“OTTO Lifter can make real-time decisions in complex environments,” said OTTO Motors’ VP of Product Jay Judkowitz. “Unlike other autonomous forklifts in the market, OTTO Lifter can find a pallet if skewed, adapt behavior in highly-dynamic environments, and choose the best route on its own.”
OTTO Lifter Specs:
- 1,200 kg (2,640 lb) payload capacity
- 1.5 m/s (3.4 mph) travel speed
- 2.7 m (106 inch) reach height (30 in/0.69 m in autonomous mode)
Available through network of material handling solutions providers and partners
All of the OTTO products are available in more than eighty integrator partners worldwide including Matthews Automation Solutions, Gray Solutions, Bastian, and Honeywell Intelligrated. OTTO Motors is now available through through a network of leading material handling solutions providers in North America, including Papé Engineered Products, Eastern Lift Truck Co. and Toyota Material Handling Systems of Atlanta.
“With more than 45 years of experience, Toyota Material Handling Systems has helped warehouse and manufacturing facilities find and deploy the best solutions in material handling. When the team brought OTTO Motors to demo at our facility for the first time, I asked what I had to do to make sure that those vehicles didn’t leave my facility that day because I knew our customers needed what OTTO offers,” said Vice President Zach Smith at Toyota Material Handling Systems. “We’re proud to bring our customers OTTO Motors’ fleet of autonomous mobile robots including their autonomous forklift, OTTO Lifter.”
OTTO Lifter will be showcased in Booth #B4824 at MODEX on March 28-31. OTTO executives and customers will also be speaking at the following sessions:
- Seeing Is Believing: Simulating AMRs for Successful Deployments
- Date: Tuesday, March 29 Time: 3:45 – 4:30 PM ET Location: Theater B Details: https://www.modexshow.com/education/seminar/2077
- Factory Perspective: Lessons Learned in Business-Critical AMR Installations
- Date: Wednesday, March 30 Time: 12:00 – 12:45 PM ET Location: Theater F Details: https://www.modexshow.com/education/seminar/2141
Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman recently interviewed Matt Rendall on The Robot Report Podcast: