Crown SP 1500 Series delivers visibility that enhances safety

Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the availability of the Crown SP 1500 Series order picker. The lift truck introduces innovative design features, such as the industry’s first mid-platform window and industry-leading lift and lower speeds, that enhance operator safety and make order picking easier and more efficient.

Visibility is a foundation of operator confidence and productivity and the Crown SP 1500 Series provides exceptional views even when fully elevated. The industry’s first mid-platform window, centered between the operator controls, provides a view of the floor below when the platform is raised. This is combined with a large upper window that offers a wide view of pedestrians, objects and other equipment, as well as openings in the center and on each side of the floorboard to provide clear views directly below. An optional large panoramic window above the operator provides clear sightlines to pick locations and overhead obstructions, resulting in clear all-around visibility for the operator.

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Chris Grote

“Every element of the Crown SP 1500 Series is designed to work together with the operator to optimize the order picking process. By enabling seamless interaction between operator and lift truck, the lift truck’s design helps boost safety, efficiency and productivity,” said Chris Grote, senior product manager, Crown Equipment. “We do this by providing unmatched visibility at height, industry-leading lift and lower speeds, and intuitive blending of truck functions within a customizable, operator-centric compartment we call

The SP 1500 Series also offers exceptional stability at height and outstanding lift and lower performance to complete tasks quickly and confidently. The lift truck is capable of traveling at 7.5 mph, with standard lift speeds of 71 fpm for the 24v, 115 for the 36v and 140 for the 48v. The Xpress Lower™ option raises lowering speeds from 80 fpm up to 205 fpm for the 36v and 48v lift truck options, and 110 fpm for the 24v lift truck.

Op-Zone, the operator-centric compartment, can be customized to meet individual operator preferences and application requirements and to boost operational efficiency. Newly designed ergonomic controls allow for seamless blending of truck functions combined with an optional capability to provide independent height adjustability so operators can adjust control height to their individual preferences. Together with the dual-position tiller knob, they allow operators the flexibility to work from an optimal position throughout their shifts. The compartment also can be fitted with a variety of Work Assist accessories to support operators as they tackle a wide variety of tasks in a dynamic order picking environment.

An underlying force supporting the Crown SP 1500 Series’ operator-centric experience is the Gena® operating system. This transformational lift truck operating system delivers a customizable, interactive, data-rich user experience to enhance supply chain performance. The intuitive system provides users with real-time, actionable data relevant to the task at hand, including safety reminders accompanied by illustrations and widgets that display key operating metrics like battery state of charge, hour meter and height indicator.

“Crown helps its customers understand that implementing an integrated, holistic approach to lift truck safety is key to creating and maintaining a culture where safety is top of mind,” said Grote. “As the Crown SP 1500 Series demonstrates, equipment design is a significant component of this comprehensive approach.”

The Crown SP 1500 Series includes Crown’s patented OnTrac® anti-slip traction control system that reduces slippage or wheelspin whenever the lift truck is accelerating, plugging or braking on wet or dusty floors. Customized energy solutions for the order picker are available, based on a range of V-Force® lead acid or lithium-ion batteries and chargers, to meet customer application and infrastructure requirements.