Crown’s versatile TSP 6000 Turret Order Picker supports JIT deliveries
The automotive supplier Continental Mechanical Components Germany GmbH uses the Crown TSP 6000 Turret Order Picker to stack and retrieve components for just-in-time production.
The company had originally planned to use reach trucks for these operations at its new central warehouse in Roding, Germany. But when they compared reach trucks to order pickers and turret trucks at Crown’s European Headquarters in Munich, the turret trucks came out on top. The TSP 6000 Turret Order Picker’s versatility meant that it was suitable not only for stacking and retrieving whole pallets but also picking and transporting through to staging. It also allowed for excellent cube utilisation as it only required a 1.80m aisle width. Furthermore, the truck scored highly with its innovative operator position and outstanding pallet and rack visibility.
As with many other European customers, the company was impressed by the innovative design of the MoveControl™ Seat with integrated controls in the cushioned armrests. These enable the load to be handled while carrying out numerous other functions simultaneously. Features such as auto pivot keep the pallet in the centre of the aisle, minimising rack damage and saving time when positioning the load.
Fully focussed on efficiency
To further increase efficiency at Continental, transport orders received via the SAP warehouse management system are transmitted wirelessly to the operator. For this reason the operator platform on the TSP 6000 VNA Turret Truck is equipped with a touchscreen PC and a printer. The operator scans the list and pallet position in the rack for stock control purposes.
The truck is automatically guided so that the operator can devote himself entirely to these tasks. The operator only has to steer in the transfer aisle; in the individual aisles the truck aligns itself to the guidance wire in the floor. The TSP is also equipped with a pedestrian detection system which stops the truck as soon as someone approaches the front or rear of the truck.
Safety in any position
Because the operator is always at the same height as the load, he can work with precision and avoid damaging pallets and racking. The centrally positioned closed-section mast of the TSP 6000 also contributes in this respect. The mast, which is unique within the lift truck sector, also provides unrivalled stability at height.
Its exclusive Load Path Stability (LPS) design, already proven in other Crown turret trucks, aids operator confidence by evenly distributing the force of the load from the platform via the mast to the chassis and on through the power unit to the ground.
Crown’s Access 1 2 3® System Control plays another key role in operator confidence. It continuously analyses factors such as operating data, truck condition, lift height, load, guidance and control. Powerful AC lift and traverse motors provide smooth and precise acceleration.
Finally, a low cost of ownership is an important factor in any lift truck purchase. Like all Crown trucks the TSP 6000 is strong and built to last, but with its innovative technology it also ensures maximum uptime for each application.
Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric lift trucks. Since the company first started building materials handling equipment in the 1950s, Crown products have won numerous industry accolades. From the smallest pallet trucks through to the largest VNA trucks, Crown uses leading-edge design, innovative engineering and high-quality manufacturing techniques to respond to the full range of customer needs, achieving exceptional standards of reliability and productivity.
Crown has a unique corporate structure, characterised by the highest levels of vertical integration in the industry. This enables the company to keep tight control of development, production and customer support. Up to 85 percent of the components used in Crown products are developed and manufactured by Crown in custom-built facilities. Crown is committed to offering customers superior value that reduces TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
Crown Equipment Corporation is a family-owned business with head offices in the USA, Australia and Germany. Crown now operates a global distribution and service network with more than 70 fully-owned subsidiaries and over 300 independent dealerships.