Precision when loading and unloading at all levels
Safely loading and unloading goods requires a high level of precision. Any errors here could cause the material flow to come to a standstill. Our Load Assist solutions are optimally designed to support the driver when positioning goods at the desired level in a quick and precise manner. These include visual aids and semi-automatic systems which make the loading process easier for drivers, as well as fully automated programmes. These primarily serve to prevent operating errors and protect people and goods.
Driver assistance systems and functions from STILL
iGo pilot navigation
Navigation support for the driver The system optimises the approach to the destination by stopping forks automatically at the horizontal and vertical target position. The positioning is worked out by means of distance measuring and comparison with the current position (by RFID transponders or barcodes). OptiSpeed 4.0 differentiates between loading, unloading and order picking at the target position, and adjusts the lifting height of the fork automatically.
Easy to use: manual input of the storage location or retrieval from the warehouse management system; operation at just a push of the drive lever.
High productivity: the truck takes the optimal route to its destination – regardless of the operator’s experience and knowledge.
High precision: the truck moves to the exact position of the pallet – fork movements outside the target are not possible, thus avoiding incorrect storage and retrieval.
Active Load Stabilisation (ALS)
No wobble here
The FM-X is always more than just a fork ahead of the rest. Thanks to Active Load Stabilising (ALS) you can be dealing with the next goods transport while others have to wait for the mask to stop vibrating. An automatic equalising pulse provides a fast and effective way of stopping the vibrations from occurring at great heights, reducing the waiting time at the shelf by up to 80%. The result is a significant increase in turnaround speed.
OptiSpeed 3.4 (ALS – Active Load Stabilisation for VNA trucks)
Unique around the world: active load stabilisation in narrow aisle operations
Save time during storage and retrieval: heavy loads cause shaking in the MX-X lift heights. This results in a waiting period until the shaking subsides. The optional ASL counteracts this with additional lifting to reduce the shaking and waiting time. It makes work considerably more pleasant and increases the handling capacity by up to 5%. The system enables quick and safe transport movements which are optimally adapted to the lift height and load.
Dynamic Load Control
You will come to appreciate the optimum performance
Safe and precise load handling subject to the load lift height
Dynamic Load Control was developed to make work easier for operators of the STILL EXV and FXV high lift pallet trucks. The smart assistance system is able to estimate load capacities and weights with a high degree of precision. It is available in various extension levels. Via the display on the control unit, the maximum extension level DLC 3 shows the operator the current load weight, the maximum possible lift height with this weight and the current lift height. The latter is measured using an ultrasonic sensor. As soon as the user approaches the maximum lift height, it emits a warning signal. The lift process switches off automatically before the maximum lift is exceeded.
Estimate load capacities correctly:
in the first extension level, DLC 1, a colour display and control unit shows the estimated load weight and indicates to the operator if the nominal lifting capacity is exceeded. Users therefore receive a load estimate and can use the load capacity to determine the maximum permissible lift height based to the lifted load.
Estimate weight correctly:
the second extension level, DLC 2, takes this step off the operator's hands, as it supplies the maximum lift height on the display in addition to the load weight estimate. In addition, the coloured load capacity strip is included on the mast so you can read the current lift height.
Display of the lift height and the maximum lift height based on the measured load weight plus lift stop when the maximum lift height is reached:
in the highest extension level, DLC 3, the operator can see a load estimate, the associated maximum lift height and the current lift height on the display. The lift height is measured using an ultrasonic sensor, which means the forklift truck always knows its current lift height. The user also receives a warning when they approach the maximum residual load capacity. If the maximum permissible lift height is exceeded, the forklift truck automatically terminates the lifting process. This greatly facilitates storage and retrieval while significantly increasing efficiency and safety.
Easy Target Plus
Hit the bullseye at the touch of a button
Thanks to Easy Target Plus, the goods can quickly and precisely be positioned in the desired shelf level – easily at the touch of a button without manual height corrections.
Advantages to you:
- High degree of safety for the driver and the goods
- Guided operation via the display assistant – simple operation even for inexperienced drivers
- Rapid selection of the desired shelf level
- Individual adjustment to all warehouse conditions
- Adjustable for up to eight programmable warehouse areas and 20 programmable shelf levels
- The forklift truck is able to independently determine if the operator wishes to store or retrieve loads from 150 kg, and thus consider the pallet free lift accordingly (preset to 150 mm as standard)
- Integrated control of the fork horizontal positioning in the lift height pre-selection
- An additional display assistant can be fitter for the visual indication of the operational sequence on the display as an option
Additional Load Assist features
Here you can find a full overview of all additional driver assistance systems and functions from STILL within the Load Assist field.
Process safety at every lift height
The OptiSpeed driver assistance system reduces mast vibrations to a minimum for medium lifting heights and enables quick goods handling.
OptiSpeed cannot be combined with the ‘Active Load Stabilisation’ driver assistance system.
When lowering, the forks do not touch the floor, thus preventing wear of both the forks and the flooring. This also ensures safe extension and retraction to and from the pallet.
The LED lift height sensor integrated as standard ensures the highest level of precision of the lift height display from the first millimetre. The driver is therefore always aware of the fork tip height and can manoeuvre with precision in order to ensure that they do not touch the shelf when lifting the pallet. The system works with a repeat accuracy of less than +/- 5 mm and the driver is able to see the lift height on the display at all times.
Everything in view, all the time: the FM-X can optionally be equipped with a camera system which significantly facilitates operation and improves visibility.
The transition from free lift to main lift is therefore very smooth and the goods remain securely on the pallet: as soon as the mast extends into the main lift, the lifting speed for the transition is marginally reduced and then accelerated again.
Let nothing slide, even at great heights: the pallet is moved to a 90° position at the touch of a button. This makes extending and retracting the forks from the pallet a breeze even at the top shelf levels.
Optimal visibility at all times: the optional panoramic overhead guard with armoured glass window provides improved visibility when storing and retrieving goods. It works entirely without the need for struts and of course meets all the safety standards of a standard overhead guard.
Perfectly suitable for vertical order picking at a height of up to 2.80 m. The platform can be lifted up to 1200 mm, whereby the storage area can be doubled with a second shelf level. Driving and steering is also possible with a lifted platform with STILL Easy Drive and STILL Easy Move for a high reloading performance.
This feature prevents the pallet from lowering during travel. Faulty operation is thus prevented during travel and the goods are protected.
This involves slightly raising the fork end to secure the trolleys and thus the transport goods as well as possible during travel.
The driver can see the tilt angle of the mast on the display. They therefore always have the highest degree of control over the loaded goods. The function is a real help during storage and retrieval as well, as the operator is able to precisely check if the forks are holding the pallet correctly.
More handling performance when stacking onto high shelves: this function helps to easily place pallets at higher shelf heights. The mast automatically remains in the vertical position when the hydraulic system is activated by pressing the vertical adjustment button.
A pressure measurement in the hydraulic circuit detects, calculates and permanently displays the load mass in operation on the operator’s display. This prevents tipping accidents due to overloading. The measurement procedure for load detection works from a mass of 50 kg and offers accuracy of +/- 5% of the nominal load.
However, the load measurement, which is activated by the driver, is even more precise and detects deviations of just 3% of the nominal load.
If the nominal load exceeds the maximum permitted load by 10%, the overload detection gradually restricts the lifting function before stopping it altogether, in order to avoid tipping accidents.
More safety, more comfort: the optional positioning laser projects the fork height with a green laser line on the carrier, thus serving as a visual extension of the fork. This facilitates orientation when storing and retrieving goods, as well as increasing both the handling capacity and the degree of safety. The positioning laser can be easily switched on and off at the touch of a button and poses no threat to the naked eye.
Stability at all times: the optional load capacity display shows the user the current lift height and the associated residual load capacity at all times. The load capacities and lift heights are displayed on the coloured signs attached directly to the mast.
This far and no further: a maximum mast extension height can be preconfigured for hall heights which are lower than the mast height. You can also configure an intermediate lift limitation with a predefined maximum lift height by actuating a push button.
100% finesse: this driver assistance system ensures gentle depositing of the forks and goods by reducing the speed shortly before settling the goods on the ground.
In addition to the lift height display, there is a range of lift height pre-selection systems available for the STILL FM-X reach truck. Manual lift height selection is available as standard. The Easy Target and Easy Target Plus systems are available as options.
Easy Target enables fast and precise positioning of the forks at the desired shelf levels, without the need for manual height corrections. This increases safety for both the driver and the goods. Up to eight areas, each with 20 levels, can be programmed. From 150 kg, the forklift truck is able to independently determine whether the operator wishes to store or retrieve loads and thus consider the pallet free lift accordingly. Another option available is Easy Target Plus, which also ensures that the fork tilt is in the neutral position. How you benefit: Individual customisation to suit all warehouse conditions, high degree of safety for the driver and the goods, and guided operation via the display assistant – also, for less experienced drivers, the shelf level can be selected in a matter of seconds.
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