Crown Equipment Corporation, a market-leading material handling company recently announced the latest developments in their Crown MPC 3000 Series order picker. Per reports, it combines the versatility of a pallet truck and a counterbalance forklift. It also features a high-lift mast that is specifically employed to provide operators the level of flexibility that would allow them to stack, pick, transport, and replenish pallets with the utilisation of one lift truck.
In addition to all these, the units that are included in the MPC Series can perform a wide array of applications that range from unloading commodities at the dock to transport them and then put-away, which can help save time and then boost output. Operators can also raise as well as lower the forks as they work on the pallets at an appropriate and comfortable height. Aside from saving time, this can also minimise back strain and other fatigue-related symptoms. Furthermore, it is packed with sensors that monitor the fork height, load weight, and steering wheel angle. Afterwards, the system adjusts the acceleration as well as speed to achieve seamless transportation.
Engineered as well as tested at Crown’s European Headquarters, the MPC Series, has been well-received by its clientele in the region. “With a sturdy duplex mast capable of lifting loads to a full 14 feet plus a compact design with no intrusive load arms, these trucks are working in our warehouse as versatile all-rounders,” mentioned Christoph Grüter, head of logistics, Roto Frank Bauelemente GmbH. “The Crown MPC 3000 and its amazing agility has made a very positive impression.”
“The Crown MPC Series can do the job of multiple trucks without compromising productivity. For example, many facilities halt work when low-level stock is depleted and use a reach truck or other high-lifter to drop down another pallet load. This takes time and can reduce the amount of product moved during a shift,” said Steve Harshbarger, product marketing manager, Crown Equipment. “With the MPC Series, order pickers can perform their own replenishment and retrieval to avoid delays and reduce reliance on additional equipment.”