Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio, introduced the Crown WAV 60 Series work assist vehicle, designed to help achieve a greater level of safety, efficiency and flexibility for applications where ladders are typically used to access high places.

Better known as the Wave, the Crown Work Assist vehicle is ideal for workers receiving, shipping and stocking/shelving small loads and/or products in busy, confined spaces, as well as order picking and order fulfillment. It can travel and lift simultaneously, so operators can move efficiently around a facility while raising and lowering to the appropriate heights in one smooth, seamless operation. The Wave’s AC drive motors and controls increase travel speeds to 5 mph. The on-board operating system enables optimum performance and control through intelligent coordination of operator prompts, lift/lower operations, steering and braking, performance levels and other vehicle systems.

The Crown WAV 60 Series can be charged via a standard 110V power outlet, and offers a number of safety features, including:

·       Hand sensors to ensure operators have both hands inside the vehicle and on the controls during operation. Travel and lift/lower functions stop if either hand is removed from the controls.

·       Interlocking gates that must be closed to raise or lower the platform when the platform is at a height above 20 inches. Travel speed is reduced when the gates are not closed.

·       Safety sensors below the platform that disable raise, lower and travel functions if someone or something is obstructing the motor cover.

·       Dual foot pedals with built-in sensors to ensure operators have both feet properly positioned on the platform. If either foot is removed, travel and lift/lower functions are automatically stopped.

 TheWave load tray supports up to 200 pounds, while the load deck holds up to 250 pounds.

Crown Equipment Corp.