Press Release Summary:
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, X10Â® Control Handle has raise/lower buttons that are ideally positioned for blending lift/lower and traction regardless of travel direction.
Original Press Release:
Crown Equipment Brings More Toughness to Walkie Pallet Truck
Crown WP 3000 Series Features AC Traction, e-GEN® Braking and Crown's Innovative X10® Control Handle
NEW BREMEN, Ohio - Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's leading forklift manufacturers, today introduced the Crown WP 3000 Series Walkie Pallet Truck. Built to be the most durable electric pallet jack in the industry, it provides the exceptional maneuverability and control that is vital for demanding applications where pallet trucks must maneuver in tight spaces, withstand impacts, deliver power on demand and give operators controlled performance.
The Crown WP 3000 builds upon the performance standards of the Crown WP Series by incorporating proven technology such as AC traction and e-GEN® braking. The brushless AC motor technology is designed to provide responsive acceleration, smooth direction changes and consistent performance throughout the battery discharge cycle. Crown's e-GEN braking system utilizes full-motor braking to provide operators with smooth, consistent braking; and, because braking occurs in the motor, energy is returned to the battery for further efficiency gains. Both systems improve uptime by reducing routine maintenance and adjustments associated with motor brushes and friction brakes, leading to greater reliability and lower service costs.
"As one of the most versatile trucks in the warehouse, the Crown WP 3000 Series Walkie Pallet truck is designed and engineered to be both powerful and flexible," said Rod Squires, product manager, Crown Equipment. "From the heavy-gauge steel used in the frame and forks, to the robust drive unit and highly engineered stability system, the pallet truck is outfitted to meet the rigorous requirements of unrelenting warehouse environments and demanding applications."
A 30 percent improvement in grade clearance at the fork heel reduces wear on the truck's undercarriage, which translates into extended truck, drive tire and fork life. Operators also benefit from smoother operation due to less frequent contact. The riser axle is positioned at the highest possible point on the forks, eliminating frequent, costly repairs that occur over time as a result of constant contact with dock boards, pallets and uneven floors. The smooth, rounded fork tip design simplifies pallet entry, and the tips are boxed in to add strength to the heavy duty forks.
The Crown WP 3000 Series comes with a five-year supplemental power unit and fork weldment guarantee.
The Crown WP 3000 also includes Crown's exclusive X10® Control Handle, which features advanced ergonomics so operators can experience less fatigue and work more efficiently. The raise and lower buttons are designed to provide tactile feedback and are ideally positioned for blending lift/lower and traction regardless of travel direction. When working in tight spaces, the brake override mode enables operators to position the handle in the near vertical position while engaging traction at creep speed for fine-tuned load positioning. The cast-aluminum control handle with structural webbing is designed to withstand routine impacts encountered while operators work in extremely tight spaces.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world's largest lift truck manufacturers. Crown's award-winning line of lift trucks maintains a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing. From the smallest hand pallet truck to the highest lifting turret truck, Crown seeks to provide users with safe, efficient and ergonomic lift trucks that lower total cost of ownership and maximize uptime. Headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, Crown manufactures lift trucks that are sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.crown.com.