Up to 28 percent more runtime per battery charge – without impairing performance
Crown has increased the energy efficiency of its WT 3000 Series platform pallet trucks. By making more efficient use of battery capacity, the forklifts now operate for up to 28 percent longer per battery charge. All WT 3000 Series trucks will now be delivered with this new battery-life optimisation.
According to the VDI 2198 test cycle – an acknowledged industry standard –the new Crown WT 3000 pallet truck models run significantly longer on a single battery charge while maintaining the same pallet throughput. The runtime of trucks equipped with mechanical steering increased by up to 28 percent; trucks with electronic steering showed an improvement of approximately 9 percent. This means fewer battery-recharging cycles are required, increasing truck availability and boosting productivity. Depending on the application, this optimised energy efficiency also means that smaller, less expensive batteries can be used to handle the same workload.
“We work closely with our customers in order to observe and analyse our products in real-world use,” says Ken Dufford, Vice President Europe at Crown. “This helps us identify areas and functions with potential for optimisation, enabling us to further enhance our trucks’ productivity and performance. The increased energy efficiency of our pallet truck WT 3000 Series is an important step toward helping our customers further improve their operating margins.”
Crown WT 3000 pallet trucks are designed for intensive on-ramp work and high throughput. They are characterised by high performance, reliability, durability and exceptional operator ergonomics. The series includes models with capacities of up to 2,500 kilogrammes. Customers can also choose between mechanical or electronic steering systems, as well as three different operator platform configurations. Crown’s WT 3000 Series earned numerous awards, including the universal design award 2012 and the Design 4 Safety Award, which was presented at IMHX 2013, the United Kingdom’s leading logistics trade fair.
About Crown Equipment Corporation – EMEA
Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has a reputation for prizewinning product design, advanced engineering, user-friendly technology and first-class customer service. Vertical integration is at the core of Crown’s corporate philosophy, incorporating the design, production and distribution of innovative, pioneering solutions that enable customers to systematically increase the productivity and overall performance of their business operations. Alongside the company’s comprehensive range of forklift trucks, Crown also develops automation and fleet management technologies.
The company has its Head Office in New Bremen, Ohio, operates regional headquarters in Germany, Australia, China and Singapore, and employs over 10,000 people around the world. The service and distribution network extends to over 500 sites in more than 80 countries. Further information on Crown and the company’s ideas for helping customers advance their operational productivity can be found at www.crown.com.