Three point operation protects the driver: Hand sensors on the steering wheel and lift button, as well as a dead-man’s switch installed in the foot-well or in the seat, must be operated simultaneously in order to move the truck. In addition, a service technician can program travel, lift and lowering end stops. Available as supplementary equipment, the aisle safety assistant detects barcodes, or RFID transmitter-marked unevenness, obstacles in the shelving or on the ceiling, and adjusts the driving and lifting speed, lift height or forks extension accordingly. Optional sensors on the front and rear detect whether persons or objects are in the line of travel, and stop the truck.
The driver operates the lift axis easily with an ergonomically shaped, multi-axis lever. Traveling comfort is provided by the large cab, the highly adjustable seat and the intuitive arrangement of the control elements. The sideways seat position gives the driver a good view in all directions and avoids strenuous body movements. A soft, non-slip floor mat and an optional air cushioned seat reduce the shock and vibration transmitted to the driver.
Even at extreme lift heights, the drive technology of the Linde A man-down turret truck can achieve high speeds. In addition, there are several assistants and camera systems for handling at high levels – for example, the automated forks cycle. At the press of a button, the truck carries out three movements during pallet emplacement or removal. Using RFID technology, the truck can be incorporated into a comprehensive warehouse navigation system. This enables the driver to find the desired pallet location quickly, or truck functions are controlled according to location. Dependent upon the requirement, the forklift can be equipped with swivel reach forks or telescopic forks.
Overall, the robust and long-life technology of the A turret truck achieves reduced service and life-cycle costs. The CAN bus connection ensures a simple service process: All truck data can be read and checked by notebook. Battery replacement is achieved quickly, using a change trolley or removal rack.