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Keep charging, stop changing: Crown presents its new V-Force® lithium-ion technology

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has launched its own V-Force® branded solutions for customers seeking to improve battery electric forklift performance by using lithium-ion technology. Crown’s V-Force Energy Storage Systems (ESS) include lithium-ion batteries and chargers and are now available for Crown’s entire forklift truck portfolio. read more »»

Crown Equipment Introduces The C-DX Series Offering A Versatile and Value-Oriented Diesel Forklift

Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today announced the availability of its C-DX Series IC Counterbalance Pneumatic Forklift. The new cost-efficient C-DX Series offers reliable performance, operator comfort and serviceability in various industrial applications.
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Crown’s Innovative ESR 1000 Reach Truck Series Collect Another GOOD DESIGN Award

Crown has earned the GOOD DESIGN Award for its ESR 1000 reach truck series. The jury was particularly impressed by Crown’s technological innovations, including the newly developed Gena® operating system and Xpress Lower™ mast lowering function. The ESR 1000 Series delivers a compelling, cutting-edge user experience, further enhanced by the reach trucks’ connectivity and a user-centric design that boosts productivity and improves the bottom line – something customers now expect of the Crown brand.
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Food Logistics Recognises Crown as Top Technology Provider

In recognition of its connected and automated material handling solutions, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has been named to the Food Logistics 2020 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list for the eighth consecutive year. read more »»

A Guide to Buying the Best Forklift for Your Operation

The lead-up to purchasing material handling equipment can be an overwhelming process. This is why Crown Equipment wants to help customers in buying the best forklift for their warehousing operations.

With many factors to consider when purchasing a forklift, understanding where to start is crucial in the decision-making process. Whether you are a first-time buyer or simply in need of a quick refresher course, Crown Equipment is committed to provide customers with the right steps to help them purchase the best forklift suitable for their material handling needs. Through this guide, learn the process of buying a forklift, acquire tips on making the right purchase and note the common pitfalls to avoid. read more »»

Crown Equipment Celebrates 75 Years of Customer Focus

Brothers, Carl H. Dicke and Allen A. Dicke, founded Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, in 1945 with an unwavering commitment to customer service. Seventy-five years later, Crown is a widely-recognised, global material handling equipment manufacturer and technology provider with more than 16,100 employees worldwide, serving many of the world’s most recognisable brands and category leaders. read more »»

The Human Factor of Forklift Design

How forklift operators interact with their equipment affects overall warehouse productivity and safety. While many manufacturers tout their designs as ergonomic, human factors is often only given attention during the evaluation stage of product development. To be truly human-centered, operator interests and needs should be defined at conception and revisited throughout the entire product development process.

Integrating a human factors & ergonomics (HF&E) professional into product development reinforces human-centered design thinking. Rather than relying on consultants to evaluate user interaction at the end of the design cycle, integrated HF&E practitioners help ensure that operators are kept in mind throughout the process.

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Crown Equipment Introduces New Ergonomically Advanced Industrial Armrest

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has introduced the D4 Armrest as an option for its Crown C-5 Series, Crown FC Series and Crown SC Series sit-down counterbalance forklifts. It is ergonomically designed to help improve operator experience and comfort, ultimately helping boost productivity throughout the entire operation. The armrest recently captured a GOOD DESIGNÒ Award, further strengthening Crown’s international recognition for excellence in industrial design. read more »»

Better Data Adds Up to Better Forklift Utilisation

The supply chain and warehouse are overflowing with data; not all of it on product movement. Warehouse and forklift connectivity is generating data on worker performance, forklift utilisation and the health and status of equipment. Companies are investing to collect and analyse data to increase productivity, lower costs and enhance safety.

One area where greater connectivity delivers value is in forklift fleet service and maintenance. Connected service technicians, armed with new technology, are making service calls smarter and more proactive. Where data on forklift performance and operation is available, supply chain managers can expect service techs to arrive on-site understanding the maintenance issue and having the right part to make the repair.

Connected tools, such as mobile tablets or even augmented reality, can help walk the technician through the repair. Data entered from the service call is then uploaded to the service cloud, giving fleet managers visibility to the maintenance issue and repair to strengthen the service data pool. read more »»

Cutting Five Seconds Per Pick: How to Optimise Low-Level Order Picking

Despite warehouse technology advances, such as pick-to-voice systems, the low-level order picking process is still noticeably inefficient. It can take as many as nine discrete actions from when an operator places one case on a pallet to when they place the next case on the pallet. It remains one of the most resource-intensive processes in the warehouse and thus a major target for automation. read more »»

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