Crown Equipment hails QuickPick Remote triple honours


Forklift manufacturer makes most of limelight for its remote picking process

Crown Equipment hails QuickPick Remote triple honours
Crown Equipment's QuickPick Remote.

 

Material handling company Crown Equipment is celebrating a number of forklift award wins across design, performance and environmental sustainability for its QuickPick Remote.

Across 2014, Crown Equipment received a Good Design Award, an International Forum Design Award and an International Forklift Truck of the Year Award for its order picking tool that alleviates the need for workers to return to the operator’s compartment while picking.

The US company launched its QuickPick Remote in 2011 to improve the order picking process by using task-automating technology to provide wireless control to operators.

Aiming to simplify and improve the workflow of operators, scanning lasers and automatic steering correction keep the order picker away from potential dangers while the operators move the order picker forward to the next pickup location via a wireless remote, it says.

The Good Design Award, received at The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, marks the 14th such award for Crown Equipment, while the iF Design Award in the ‘Transportation Design/Special Vehicles’ category is the company’s third.

The wireless remote system earned Crown its second consecutive International Forklift Truck of the Year Award at the CeMAT trade fair in Hanover.

A panel of trade journalists chose the Crown GPC 3000 with QuickPick Remote control as their favourite in the ‘Warehouse Trucks’ category.

The QuickPick Remote glove, worn by operators, features a thumb-activated button to advance the truck to its next location, while the inclusion of horn and brake buttons add safety and control.

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