Crown, the manufacturer of electric lift trucks, was honoured with the international Universal Design Award for its WT 3000 Powered Pallet Truck Series at the HANNOVER MESSE trade fair in April. Crown??s WT 3000 Series has been recognised for its increased focus on ergonomic features and the positive impact on health, safety and operator comfort that such features provide. This has also been confirmed in a study on electric pallet trucks conducted by the independent Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (INRS) in France. The WT 3000 system achieves an 80-percent reduction in the impact of shock on operators repeatedly driving over dock boards.
This means operators can drive over uneven surfaces without having to reduce speed, thus significantly increasing productivity while minimising strain on the spine and joints. The Crown WT 3000, which is available with a flip-down platform or a fixed platform, stood out for its two types of FlexRide suspension system. The flip-down platform with FlexRide achieved a vibration emission value of less than 0.6 m/s. The Crown WT 3000 pallet truck series includes models that can handle loads of up to 2,500 kilos. Moreover, the series offers a choice between mechanical and electronic steering, as well as four operator platform types.
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