Crown Equipment’s recently introduced turret order picker has been awarded a major prize in the United States for outstanding design.
The TSP 6000 turret order picker has won a Silver IDEA at the Industrial Design Excellence Awards 2006, held by the Industrial Designers Society of America; only 65 products earned a gold or silver IDEA from nearly 1,500 entries this year, from many different industries including transportation, tools and consumer equipment.
According to Crown Equipment, the TSP 6000 sets new standards in terms of operator efficiency, and providing more driver uptime.
One of the important features of the TSP 6000 is the Crown designed MoveControl seat, which can rotate 110°, allowing the operator to find the ideal position for the task in hand at the press of a button. The operator controls are integrated into the seat, moving with it for ease of operator control.
According to Crown, its forklift’s three point suspension guarantees a short turning radius, and the highly versatile design allows it to perform a range of warehouse tasks, from order-picking and transporting through to staging.
All these features, together with Crown’s reputation for building highly durable trucks, provide the customer with a product, which has low life-cycle costs and maximum operational benefit.
The tough, durable construction of the TSP 6000 Series was proven through extensive testing, including Crown’s rigorous Mechanical Testing System, which simulates static and dynamic loads comparable to 60,000 hours of severe conditions.
According to Crown, the new design is a classic example of Crown’s basic philosophy of producing the tough, safe, efficient and ergonomic trucks. This design will increase operator comfort and efficiency, which will lower the overall cost of ownership. The award is an independent recognition of Crown’s continuing excellence in the materials handling field.