05/09/2012 - 04:00 am

Crown Equipment Wins International Design Excellence Award

Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio, announced that its RM 6000 narrow aisle reach truck earned a Gold International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), and its QuickPick Remote Advance low-level order picking system has earned a Bronze IDEA award. Selected by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and presented by Yanko Design, Curve magazine, FUSE Conference and Core77, Crown Equipment has earned an IDEA for seven consecutive years. In total, the company has earned 21 IDEA awards in the Commercial and Industrial Products category.

The Crown RM 6000 is the industry's first MonoLift mast reach truck to provide unprecedented productivity gains through improved visibility, lift capacity, lift height and lift speed. Selected as an IDEA winner in the Commercial and Industrial Products category, the Crown RM 6000 allows businesses to gain utilization, flexibility and financial benefits by leveraging existing open rack space instead of building new warehouses or adding onto existing facilities.

Selected as a Design Research category winner, Crown’s QuickPick Remote Advance system uses task-automating technologies to simplify workflow and improve the picking process, thereby increasing productivity and reducing operator fatigue. The simple press of a button on a wireless transceiver allows order selectors to remotely advance the truck to the next pick location without having to return to the operator’s compartment, allowing them to instead remain in the optimum position for picking. The technology is currently available with the Crown PC 4500 Series center control rider pallet trucks.

The IDSA IDEA program receives thousands of product submissions each year but only a few are honored with an IDEA award. With entrants from numerous countries and a continuing upward trend in international participation, the IDEA program highlights the best in design from around the world.

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