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Crown Equipment Corp.

44 S. Washington St., New Bremen, OH, 45869, US

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Tony Castillo
Phone: 937-560-2840
Fax: 937-560-2841
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Crown Equipment Corp.

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Material Handling & Storage, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Forklift Battery Health Monitor tracks real-time data.

October 13, 2015

Installed on lead acid battery, Battery Health Monitor connects battery, forklift, and operator by monitoring real-time data on battery activity.  Device uses Bluetooth to pair automatically with forklift's InfoLink® module, which delivers data collected by monitor to cloud-based management portal where it can be accessed through InfoLink dashboards. Instantaneous alerts on predetermined thresholds can be delivered to managers through email or text messages. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Wearable Transceiver Remote increases order picking efficiency.

September 25, 2015

Available for QuickPick® Remote order picking system, transceiver strap wireless remote provides warehouse and distribution managers with wearable option for their operators. Strap secures to operator’s wrist and finger via adjustable straps and leaves operator's hand free for low-level order picking. Snapped into holder on strip's back, wireless transceiver module transmits and receives RF signals from forklift. Thumb-actuated button advances forklift to next pick slot. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Rider Pallet Truck helps increase operator performance.

February 20, 2015

Available with power steering option that helps promote performance and operator comfort, PE 4500 Series can be used in such applications as loading/unloading trailers on docks or aisle-to-aisle order picking. Speed-sensitive steering and automatic speed reduction in turns deliver consistent steer effort while promoting control and truck stability. Designed to perform in demanding applications and harshest conditions, rider pallet truck also features rubber drive tire. Read More

Construction Equipment & Supplies, Services

Forklift Cabins provide comfort and visibility.

October 9, 2014

Available for Crown C-5 Series of gas forklifts, Hard and Soft Cabins ensure visibility in all directions. Constructed from tubular steel and available for pneumatic tire model, Hard Cabin features sound-absorbing surfaces, bar-style door handles, and 2-way sliding, locking windows. Soft Cabin is equipped with acrylic top and soft rear window and doors that can be rolled up or down as weather conditions change. It is available in full cab, partial cab without doors, or in modular components. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Maneuverable Walkie Straddle Stacker carries up to 4,000 lb.

May 21, 2014

With 192 in. max lift height, maintenance-free battery pack, and 30 A, 120 V onboard charger, Crown SX 3000-40 lets operators maneuver in tight spaces and stack single pallet loads 3 levels or higher. Brake override function enables travel with handle in near vertical position, allowing truck to turn in area almost equal to its own footprint, and X10® Handle has ergonomic, cast aluminum design. Able to be used in 6–7 ft aisles, stacker also features low-profile power unit and clear mast design.
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Material Handling & Storage

Hand Pallet Forklift provides 2,200 lb capacity.

February 17, 2014

Designed for applications using skids and open-bottom containers, Crown PTH 50S Scissor Lift Hand Pallet Truck enables users to elevate 2,200 lb loads up to 31.5 in. by using handle to actuate hydraulic lift. System features heavy-gauge steel forks and scissor legs, 200° steering angle, ergonomic handle that minimizes operator fatigue, and 3-position control lever that can be operated with one finger. When operators release spring-loaded handle, it automatically returns to vertical position. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Material Handling & Storage

Walkie Straddle Stacker offers 2,500 lb capacity.

December 18, 2013

Unlike counterbalanced trucks that require 11–13 ft aisle to operate, Crown ST 3000-25 can operate in 6–7 ft aisles. Stacker is equipped with cast aluminum X10® ergonomic control handle and brake override feature that ensures accurate maneuvering when handle is in near-vertical position. Low-profile power unit and clear mast design enable clear view while working with elevated loads. Supplied with onboard charger, stacker's 24 V powered lift and travel system can be charged anywhere in facility. Read More

Software, Services

Cloud-Based Fleet Management System scales to customer needs.

October 25, 2013

Offering 2-tier platform that aligns with customer needs, Crown InfoLink® provides multiple paths to forklift fleet optimization depending upon organizational priorities and budgets. Standard plan offers basic fleet and operator management features, including operator authorization for equipment use, impact detection/alerts, and real-time equipment status. With Advantage plan, companies can also track operator productivity, manage planned/unplanned maintenance, and optimize energy resources. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Pallet Stackers handle capacities up to 3,500 lb.

July 26, 2013

Reaching lift height of 132 in., Crown ES 4000 Stackers are suited for stacking, stock replenishment, and work positioning. Systems are equipped with Crown-built AC drive motor and cast iron gear box. AC traction system offers responsive control and smooth directional changes, while motor’s brushless design eliminates need for routine brush inspection and replacement. With Access 1 2 3® technology, traction, hydraulic, braking, and other forklift systems are intelligently coordinated. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Robotics

Battery-Powered Stockpicker handles up to 3,000 lb.

June 28, 2013

Offering 366 in. lift height, 36 V Crown SP 4000 features regenerative lowering system that captures lost energy and returns it to battery. Forklift delivers max travel speed of 7.5 mph and lift/lower speeds of 100 fpm/80 fpm. AC traction system provides responsive control and smooth directional changes, while AC lift system offers variable lift/lower feature for precise operation. Providing onboard intelligence and advanced diagnostics, Access 1 2 3® technology facilitates troubleshooting. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Multi-Mode Battery Chargers feature onboard intelligence.

April 30, 2013

Intended for battery-powered forklifts, V-Force V-HFM (High-Frequency Modular) Series offers 93% efficiency rates. Models FS5 and FS9 provide respective charging current up to 300 and 540 A, and batteries of any size – 24, 36, or 48 V – can be charged via conventional, opportunity, and fast methods. When battery is mounted with optional Battery Monitoring Identification Device (BMID) module is plugged into V-HFM Series Charger, battery-specific information is sent to charger. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Counterbalanced Forklifts offer 2-stage lift mast.

March 14, 2013

Featuring 3-wheel design, Crown SC 5200 Series supports load capacities from 3,000–4,000 lb. Trucks come in 36 or 48 Vac models, with fingertip and joystick hydraulic control options, integrated AC traction, on-demand steering, and single hydraulic motor. Crown Access 1 2 3® Comprehensive System Control monitors and controls all systems, while Intrinsic Stability System® uses Crown Access 1 2 3 to proactively support safety and efficiency by monitoring performance based on operating environment. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks offer productivity enhancing options.

August 31, 2012

Crown RM 6000 Series supports Xpress(TM) Lower technology option, which reduces time spent waiting for load to lower by increasing speeds to as much as 240 fpm. Design delivers 3 automatically controlled lower speed zones to ensure performance and safety. Quick Change Load Wheels option reduces time needed to replace load wheels and return truck to operational status. Load wheel changing system design lets load wheel assembly be swapped-out in aisle in 2.5 min. Read More

Transportation Industry Products

Tugger handles rolling loads up to 10,000 lb.

May 10, 2012

Based on heavy-gauge steel frame and AC drive motor, Crown TR 4500 Series endures constant jerks, jolts, and demands of manufacturing and warehousing environments. e-GEN® braking system uses torque of AC motor to deliver frictionless braking. Tugger also includes 13 in. drive tire and quick-adjust casters to maintain optimum traction. For handling and comfort, Crown TR 4500 has electronic power steering system, padded wrap-around backrest, and operator-sensing floorboard. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Material Handling & Storage

Walkie Pallet Truck includes AC traction and e-GEN® braking.

April 10, 2012

Suited for demanding warehouse applications, Crown WP 3000 Series features brushless AC motor technology for responsive acceleration, smooth direction changes, and consistent performance throughout battery discharge cycle. e-GEN braking system utilizes full-motor braking and returns energy to battery for efficiency gains. Featuring ergonomic design, X10® Control Handle has raise/lower buttons that are ideally positioned for blending lift/lower and traction regardless of travel direction. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Turret Trucks help optimize warehouse productivity.

February 17, 2012

Offering main lift speed of 120 fpm, TSP Series can complete full traverse in 5 seconds and pivot 180° in 6 seconds. TSP 7000 Series, utilizing 80 and 72 V batteries, can reach total height of 675 in. and deliver most loads to full height, while TSP 6500 Series, using 48 V batteries, can reach up to 531 in. MonoLift(TM) mast features boxed-in cross section construction that minimizes twisting and swaying, while regenerative braking and lowering systems capture lost energy and return it to battery. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Turret Trucks suit tight warehouse applications,.

February 16, 2012

Crown TSP Series offers MonoLift(TM) mast and 120 fpm lift speed to deliver flexibility for placing loads at range of heights while traveling in tight aisle with less than 6 in. of clearance. Battery-powered lift trucks can complete full traverse in 5 sec and pivot full 180° in 6 sec. While Crown TSP 7000 Series can reach total of 675 in. and deliver most loads to full height, Crown TSP 6500 can reach total of 531 in. Regenerative braking and lowering systems are standard. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Narrow Aisle Reach Truck features 42 in. wide chassis.

November 9, 2011

Able to reach 400 in., RM 6000 Series features MonoLift(TM) mast, which is offset 7 in. to left of operator for visibility at height, eye, and ground levels. OnTrac® Anti-Slip Traction Control System helps prevent truck from slipping on wet, dusty, or sealed floors, while Laser Fork Guide projects red laser line at fork level to help guide forks into pallet. Integrated into truck dashboard, fuel cell controls and gauges offer programmable settings and diagnostics for fuel cell power unit. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Counterbalanced Forklifts offer capacities up to 4,000 lb.

March 30, 2011

Suited for dock work, transporting, and stocking, sit-down Crown SC 5200 Series provides maneuverability to work in limited spaces such as 10 ft aisles. Users can choose between 36 or 48 Vac systems with integrated AC traction, on-demand steering, and single hydraulic motor. Frame is equipped with ¾ in. steel plate and I-beam mast rails that resist bending and twisting. With on-board intelligence, Crown Access 1 2 3® Comprehensive System Control monitors and controls all truck systems. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Robotics, Communication Systems & Equipment

Rider Pallet Truck can be remotely operated with wireless glove.

February 9, 2011

Available with Crown PC 4500 Series rider pallet trucks, QuickPick(TM) Remote Advance System enables order pickers to remotely advance truck to next pick location without having to return to operator's compartment. Users can choose between 2 wireless remotes: transceiver glove or transceiver trigger. Utilizing lasers to detect obstacles, system applies brakes if obstacle is detected. Pairing procedure ensures that each module operates one truck at a time. Read More

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