More than 1,200 readers of Materials Handling Product News (MHPN) reinforced Barclay’s commitment to Yale by naming not one, but two, Yale products as winners in the third annual Readers’ Choice Product of the Year awards. The Yale® MC10-15 counterbalanced stacker Driven by Balyo came out on top in the automated guided vehicles (AGV) category, and the direct-store delivery (DSD) package for the Yale® MPB045-VG electric pallet truck won in the lift trucks and accessories category.

Introduced in 2017, the innovative and robotic Yale® MC10-15 lift truck is a new counterbalanced stacker that can accomplish a variety of warehouse tasks and is especially adapted to repetitive tasks such as transferring pallets from floor-level staging areas to conveyor lines, loading and unloading in cross-docking applications and stacking on elevated storage racks. The machine is capable of both horizontal and vertical applications and does not require installation of any extra infrastructure like wire, magnets or tape, offering easy route adjustment to changing layouts and faster startup at reduced cost compared to traditional automated guided vehicles.

“As warehousing and distribution operations are challenged to find and retain quality labor, this solution enables them to reassign employees to higher value-added tasks for improved retention and career development, all while reducing total operating costs,” says Lou Micheletto, manager of Integrated Solutions, Yale Materials Handling Corporation.

Introduced in 2017 to Retailers and Manufacturers who require fast and efficient Retail Store inventory replenishment, the Yale® MPB045-VG Direct Store Delivery Package offers a special “mid-mounted” handle, a moveable load backrest with a load retention strap as well as  Lithium-ion power vs the conventional lead acid battery configuration.

The MHPN products of the year awards recognize products and companies that provide innovative solutions to material handling systems, and Barclay is proud to partner with a company that brings superior value to our customers.