Crown Equipment fulfills the need
for speed with latest turret trucks
Mar 12, 2012 7:00 AM
Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced the TSP 7000 and TSP 6500 Series turret trucks featuring the company’s MonoLift mast. These lift trucks offer faster lift speeds, more capacities, higher elevations, and greater operator control and comfort.
One of the most direct ways to gain throughput in the warehouse is to increase speeds. By providing faster lift, travel, pivot, and traverse speeds, the TSP Series helps operators complete more cycles within a defined time period. The turret truck provides a main lift speed of 120 feet per minute, which is a 41% gain over conventional trucks. It also delivers a 25% advantage in travel speed, can complete a full traverse in five seconds, and pivot a full 180 degrees in six seconds.
Users of the TSP Series also will benefit from greater flexibility by being able to place most loads at any height and/or at any open slot, all while traveling in a tight aisle with less than six inches of clearance. Industry research has shown it is less expensive to gain pallet positions by going up rather than expanding the warehouse footprint. In many applications, going from eight levels to 11 levels with the TSP Series equals nearly 31% additional storage capacity. This translates to one-third more usable warehouse space.
The TSP 7000 Series turret truck can reach a total of 675 inches—or six stories—and deliver most loads to full height, while the Crown TSP 6500 can reach a total of 531 inches. The design of the MonoLift mast is rooted in a boxed-in cross section construction that minimizes twisting and swaying.
These trucks have regenerative braking and lowering systems that capture lost energy and return it to the battery. This regenerative technology, combined with the option to use a larger battery, position the turret truck for energy savings and run time improvements of 25% or more. The truck uses some of the largest batteries available to provide up to 50% more power. The TSP 6500 uses 48-volt batteries, while the TSP 7000 utilizes 80- and 72-volt batteries.
Fully adjustable, the trucks’ MoveControl seat orients the operator to efficiently handle the load at hand. Integrated, intuitive controls built into the armrests allow pinpoint control and the ability to blend multiple functions simultaneously.
The operator compartment can be affixed with a cold storage cabin. This allows operators to remain productive in environments where temperatures can reach as low as –40° F.
For more information, visit www.crown.com.
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