Automated forklifts from Linde Material Handling in use in the warehouse
Plug-and-Play for the Material Flow

Standardized solution packages for automation from Linde

Automation can help to make significant improvements in the efficiency of material flows. However, the time-consuming implementation and high costs often discourage companies from making this crucial step. However, automation does not necessarily have to be a massive project. With its standardized solution packages, Linde Material Handling has come up with a plug-and-play approach, giving you a fast, easy, and reliable way to automate individual, repetitive processes.

The offering is based on the MATIC series of automated trucks and also includes all the associated software as well as commissioning on site. This way, the automation of individual processes can be integrated seamlessly into the existing material flow. As the leading provider of automated solutions, Linde not only has an outstanding portfolio of trucks, but also expert knowledge of material flows, meaning we can scale our solution packages to suit all the key application scenarios. The packages include one to three trucks – whatever it takes to achieve the handling capacity you desire.

The automated L-MATIC forklift truck from Linde Material Handling

Simply Cost-Effective

The standardized solution packages from Linde combine trucks from the MATIC series with established software solutions and automation know-how.

More than just a Truck

At the heart of our packages for various applications are the automated trucks from Linde’s MATIC series. They take over repetitive transport and storage tasks from employees, increase productivity and handling capacity, and reduce the error and accident rates in the warehouse. All MATIC trucks feature intelligent navigation and safety technologies, but can also be operated manually whenever necessary. However, having the right hardware is only the first step towards efficient automated processes. That is why the solutions combine trucks, guidance software, consultation, project planning, and commissioning into one complete service.

Predictable and Cost-Effective

The Linde approach has two crucial advantages over individual automation solutions: Firstly, thanks to the standardized functionality and modular construction, they are considerably more cost-efficient. Secondly, they are quicker to install, because the combination of hardware and software has already undergone extensive testing to ensure that it is reliable and offers high performance. The combination of these two factors increases efficiency and guarantees a quick return on investment (ROI). Companies from all industries can benefit from the cost savings, increased productivity and improved safety, without having to invest in costly specialized automation solutions.

Standard packages are available for the following applications

The L-MATIC from Linde Material Handling in use in the warehouse

Transporting and lifting

  • Autonomous forklift truck: L-MATIC pallet stacker
  • Functionality: Handles loads of up to 1,200 kilograms and offers up to eight pick and drop stations. Ideal for loading standard conveyor technology
  • Scalability: Available as a small, medium, or large package with one, two, or three trucks
  • Integration into the material flow: Infrastructure-free geonavigation ensures flexible application options as a single truck or as part of an automated fleet
  • Best Practice: Ideal automation solution for manufacturing facilities, logistics service providers, or manufacturers of paper and consumer goods

The automated L-MATIC AC pallet stacker from Linde Material Handling

Transporting and lifting with cantilever forks

  • Autonomous forklift truck: L-MATIC AC counterbalanced pallet stacker
  • Functionality: Cantilever forks enable pick-up and transport of closed load carriers. Ideal for drop-off stations which cannot be driven under
  • Preferred applications: Pick-up and loading on conveyor belts
  • Scalability: Available as a small, medium, or large package with one, two, or three trucks
  • Integration into the material flow: Infrastructure-free geonavigation ensures flexible application options as a single truck or as part of an automated fleet
  • Best Practice: Ideal automation solution for manufacturing facilities, logistics service providers, or manufacturers of paper and consumer goods

Transportation

  • Autonomous forklift truck: P-MATIC tow tractor
  • Functionality: High towing power (up to 5,000 kilograms) and high end speed (7.2 km/h) guarantee maximum handling capacity in production
  • Preferred applications: Transporting heavy goods to the production line, towing heavy trailers
  • Scalability: Available as a small, medium, or large package with one, two, or three trucks
  • Integration into the material flow: Infrastructure-free geonavigation ensures flexible application options as a single truck or as part of an automated fleet.
  • Best Practice: Ideal automation solution for manufacturing

Benefits at a glance

Predictability

The standardized solution packages for specific handling tasks undergo thorough reliability and safety testing. This means they are quicker to implement than tailored automation concepts.

Cost-effectiveness

The solution packages from Linde are quick and cost-effective to install. The low costs of implementation, along with the significant increase in efficiency, ensure a fast return on investment (ROI).

Scalability

All packages are available as required with one, two, or three trucks. Thanks to the standardization as a complete module, they can also be used for additional automation solutions.

Performance

The MATIC trucks from Linde can be integrated into the warehouse logistics for round-the-clock operation. Thanks to the intelligent guidance technology, they adapt their routes and speeds perfectly to one another.

Availability

Thanks to the standardized combination of industrially manufactured basic trucks and established automation technology, the solution packages from Linde can be delivered quickly and easily at any time.

Automation planning: Minimal expense, maximum benefit

Linde experts will help you to create the ideal conditions for process automation. The effort required is perfectly manageable: Clear transport routes and pick and drop stations have to be defined, making sure the trucks have plenty of room to pick up and drop off standardized load carriers. The crucial factor is sufficient WLAN coverage, as well as VPN access for remote servicing. Our experts are available every step of the way to offer advice on all these issues.

Standardized solutions in operation

Opel Vienna turns to automation

The Opel plant in Aspern, Austria, is the first Opel location to commission fully automatic vehicles for longer distances. In doing so, the carmaker relies entirely on Linde's expertise. The challenge was to integrate autonomous driving into the existing systems.

Read the case study here!

L-MATIC AC in use at Joma-Polytec

With the help of our dealer Schöler, the autonomous L-MATIC AC pallet stacker is now in operation at Joma-Polytec GmbH. The driverless truck uses geonavigation to independently navigate around the logistics warehouse. By taking this step towards automation, Joma-Polytec benefits from streamlines processes and increased efficiency.

Read the case study here!