The new OTTO Lifter transports pallets autonomously


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The new OTTO Lifter can move 1200 kg and pick up and set down pallets autonomously. | Credit: OTTO Motors

EDITOR’S NOTE: CEO of OTTO Motors, Matt Randall, is a guest speaker at the upcoming Robotics Summit in Boston, May 10-11, 2022. He will present a conference on “Seeing Is Believing: Simulating AMRs for Successful Deployments”. Register now so you don’t miss it.

OTTO motors launches the new OTTO Lifter, an autonomous counterbalanced forklift at MODEX 2022. The OTTO Lifter reduces handling costs in pallet transport workflows, while increasing workplace safety. With the addition of OTTO Lifter and its ability to autonomously pick up and set down pallets, OTTO Motors now offers the most comprehensive offering of material handling robots available. OTTO Lifter will be showcased alongside the OTTO 100 and 1500 at MODEX March 28-31 in Atlanta, Georgia at booth #B4824.

OTTO Lifter is an intelligent autonomous forklift that moves with agility through cluttered and dynamic environments and improves safety in warehouses and facilities. With advanced safety sensors and state-of-the-art self-driving capabilities, OTTO Lifter works alongside people, other vehicles and existing infrastructure, providing businesses with a safer material handling solution for as little as $9 a day. ‘time. The autonomous forklift is compatible with the entire OTTO Motors AMR fleet through the OTTO Motors Fleet Manager.

“Over the past decade, our AMRs have solved material handling problems for some of the world’s largest companies, but our customers have made it clear that a team member is missing – one who could pick up a pallet on their own. .” said Matt Rendall, President, CEO and Founder of OTTO Motors. “We answered that call with OTTO Lifter – your new forklift driver. We put years of self-driving experience into OTTO Lifter, making it the smartest forklift on the market.

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The OTTO Motors product range (from left to right): OTTO 1500, OTTO 100, OTTO 750, OTTO Lifter | Credit: OTTO Motors

OTTO Lifter features dynamic path planning, lane monitoring, intelligent pallet detection and stretch wrap piercing. The vehicle can seamlessly navigate traffic and avoid obstacles to predictably and accurately deliver materials to the right place at the right time.

“OTTO Lifter can make real-time decisions in complex environments,” said OTTO Motors Vice President of Products Jay Judkowitz. “Unlike other autonomous forklifts on the market, OTTO Lifter can find a pallet if it’s crooked, adapt its behavior in highly dynamic environments and choose the best route itself.”

OTTO Lift Specifications:

  • 1,200 kg (2,640 lb) payload capacity
  • Travel speed of 1.5 m/s (3.4 mph)
  • 2.7 m (106 in) span height (30 in / 0.69 m in stand-alone mode)

Available through a network of material handling solution providers and partners

All OTTO products are available from more than eighty integrator partners worldwide, including Matthews Automation Solutions, Gray Solutions, Bastian and Honeywell Intelligrated. OTTO Motors is now available through a network of leading material handling solutions providers in North America, including Pape Engineered Products, Eastern Lift Truck Co. and Toyota Material Handling Systems of Atlanta.

“With over 45 years of experience, Toyota Material Handling Systems has helped warehouses and manufacturing facilities find and deploy the best material handling solutions. When the team first brought OTTO Motors to our facility for demonstration, I asked what I needed to do to ensure these vehicles would not leave my facility that day, as I knew our customers needed what OTTO offers,” said Vice President Zach Smith at Toyota Material Handling Systems. “We are proud to bring our customers OTTO Motors’ fleet of autonomous mobile robots, including their autonomous forklift, OTTO Lifter.”

OTTO Lifter will be featured on booth #B4824 at MODEX from March 28-31. OTTO executives and customers will also speak at the following sessions:

  • Seeing is believing: Simulating AMRs for successful deployments
  • Factory Perspective: Lessons Learned in Business-Critical AMR Facilities

Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman recently interviewed Matt Rendall on The Robot Report podcast:


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