Crown Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of forklifts and related products, introduces a new version of its SP 3500 Series Stockpicker that's designed to accommodate fuel cells. The SP 3500 Series Stockpicker is specifically engineered for narrow-aisle applications, smoothly moving from pallet handling to picking at heights to transporting. The truck designed for fuel cells maintains the same features and benefits offered by the standard model.
In the new fuel cell-powered Stockpicker model, the Crown Access 1 2 3 System Control is connected directly to the fuel cell power unit to increase safety, efficiency, and productivity. Access 1 2 3 is the electronic system that manages all truck functions and proactively facilitates two-way communication with the operator.
The system's on-board display now features a fuel cell hydrogen level indicator that allows parameters to be set for a low fuel warning. Operators receive an alert when the fuel cell hydrogen pressure reaches a predetermined level, based on the facility's size and the distance to the hydrogen refueling stations. The truck also has a lift lockout feature that prevents lift when the fuel level reaches a predetermined level below the initial low-charge alert. This feature protects the integrity of the fuel cell and encourages operators to immediately visit the hydrogen refueling station.
The Access 1 2 3 display screen on the truck's dashboard also calls attention to detailed information about fuel cell performance and allows authorized users to adjust performance settings. Technicians can use the dashboard display to view fault codes, including the last event code, for maintenance and troubleshooting purposes. A refueling mode uses a bar graph to show refueling status. Since the byproduct of creating electricity from a fuel cell is water, a high-water warning alerts operators if too much water is in the holding tank, which can cause overflow onto the floor.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com