Wearable Transceiver Remote increases order picking efficiency.

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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.

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Crown Equipment Unveils New Wearable Technology Option for Order Picking

NEW BREMEN, Ohio – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has introduced a transceiver strap wireless remote for its QuickPick® Remote order picking system, which provides warehouse and distribution managers an additional wearable option for their operators.

The transceiver strap is secured to the operator’s wrist and finger with adjustable straps, leaving their hand free for low-level order picking. It features a conveniently located, thumb-actuated button that operators press to advance the forklift to the next pick slot without having to return to the operator compartment. A wireless transceiver module that snaps into a holder on the back of the transceiver strap transmits and receives RF signals from the forklift. The strap fits over all glove types, making it ideal for cold temperature applications such as freezers and coolers.

“Wearable technology is exploding into our daily lives and we’re seeing it throughout the warehouse,” said Claudia Sebastiany, marketing product technology manager, Crown Equipment. “Everything from virtual reality headsets to smart watches and fitness monitors are giving us new ways to interact with technology and information, and a growing number of our customers are applying these technologies to improve warehouse productivity and reduce costs without compromising operator safety.

QuickPick Remote uses semi-automated truck navigation technologies to reduce low-level order picking walk steps, thereby increasing productivity and reducing operator fatigue. It allows operators to maintain consistent rhythm and pace, making the most of every second in the fast-paced picking process. Crown research has shown that the Crown QuickPick Remote system can save up to five seconds per pick at a 16 foot interpick distance. At 100 picks per hour, QuickPick Remote may generate as much as a 14 percent time savings. The technology operates independently of warehouse networks, which means it is easy to set up and does not consume any bandwidth or require any IT investments.

Along with the new transceiver strap, customers also can choose a transceiver glove or transceiver trigger to remotely advance the truck. The QuickPick Remote technology earned recognition from across the industry, receiving numerous awards for design and innovation. In January, the technology was presented with the German Design Award 2015 and the GOOD DESIGN award. For more information on the system, visit www.crown.com.

About Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 12,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit crown.com.

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