Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's largest material handling companies, today introduced the Crown WAV 60 Series designed with features to help achieve a greater level of safety, efficiency and flexibility for applications where ladders are typically used to access high places, such as those found in retail and manufacturing settings.
Better known as the Wave®, the Crown Work Assist® vehicle is ideal for workers receiving, shipping and stocking/shelving small loads and/or products in busy, confined spaces, as well as order picking and order fulfillment. It can travel and lift simultaneously so operators can move efficiently around a facility while raising and lowering to the appropriate heights in one smooth, seamless operation. The Wave's AC drive motors and controls increase travel speeds to 5 mph and provide more responsive acceleration and maneuverability. The on-board operating system enables optimum performance and control through intelligent coordination of operator prompts, lift/lower operations, steering and braking, performance levels and other vehicle systems.
"Our employees use the Wave constantly, and they are seeing a noticeable improvement in efficiency and safety," said Rob Kuenning, co-owner, True Value Western Ohio Hardware. "There have not been any injuries from transporting and retrieving items at height since the Wave has been installed. There's nothing we cannot do with the Wave in our facility. I can't imagine doing business without it."
Company: Crown Equipment