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 »»
Lead-acid batteries are absolutely vital to forklift operations, but can also lead to major headaches for fleet managers playing a guessing game with optimal battery inventory. Having too few, or even too many, batteries can negatively impact performance and operational productivity.
These tips will help you determine and maintain the right number of lead-acid batteries needed to efficiently and proactively support your fleet. read more »»
Buying secondhand forklifts can be a cost-effective solution for companies to meet their material handling needs.
Whether you are a multinational corporation or an up-and-coming small-to-medium enterprise (SME), forklifts are an important cog in the wheel of your warehouse operations. It goes without saying then, that an investment in the right material handling equipment (MHE) will literally lighten your load, while the wrong purchase can lead to a decrease in productivity, safety, unhappy operators, serious reliability issues and unnecessary financial headaches. read more »»
In a previous post, we explored why greater connectivity in the warehouse was important. Now we’ll look at how to get started on your journey to a connected facility.
Crown experts have led and participated in numerous technology implementations to promote greater connectivity that includes the forklift. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, and the issues and challenges involved. We understand the challenges that may cause implementations to falter or encounter roadblocks.
Based on that experience and insight, we recommend companies take a phased approach to implementation; one that is based on clear, strategic business objectives and builds on each accomplishment to get to the next objective. read more »»
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to transform the way we interact with machines, data and each other, it is bringing a new level of connectivity that is evolving today’s warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing environments.
Unfortunately, the tangible benefits and business value tied to greater connectivity are being overshadowed by the hype. The result is confusion, frustration and false starts as pilot projects don’t deliver on unrealistic claims or require more resources, time or dollars than initially suggested. read more »»
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 »»
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 »»
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.
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 »»
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 »»
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