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Crown Quickpick

crown lift trucks

Challenge

 There are two issues with which any manufacturer can identify: improving worker operational efficiency and safety. Innovation has historically driven the American industry forward.  Yet, many firms struggle in their quest for the next big thing to rock their competitive world. Crown pointed to the demanding, fast-paced task of order picking and noted how workers often jump from the lift truck before it actually comes to a complete stop.  This causes many injuries, picking delays and a steady stream of worker’s comp claims.

Solution

Twisthink worked with Crown to develop its QuickPick Remote Advance which enables an operator to move a lift truck to its next location while he remains on the floor positioned to pick and load the next order. The lift truck is triggered from a fingerless glove with an electronic transmitter.

Results 

The QuickPick Remote Advance has been in use since 2011 across Crown’s global network of customers. The QuickPick technology reduces the number of on-off lift truck steps for the workers by up to 70 percent, resulting in faster order picking while dramatically reducing potential for worker injuries and lost-time accidents. The project has won multiple awards including IDA 2015 Bronze, 2014Good Design Award, 2014 IFOY Award and was named “Best Product 2013” by LogiMAT.

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