Linde launches K Series turret trucks

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Linde has revealed its new K Series line of VNA trucks

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Linde says the new line of Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) trucks, or turret trucks, can work higher and faster than before without sacrificing operator comfort or safety.

Pallet handling and order picking are becoming much more complicated as businesses face rising real estate prices and increasingly bigger storage requirements.

The most cost-effective answer is to build upwards. Storage racks are now being built higher and in narrower rows than ever before. As a result, the demands placed on warehouse equipment are increasing as more stock needs to be lifted higher and the machines need a much smaller footprint.

Linde says the K Series is aimed at addressing these increased demands, with compact dimensions to meet the very-narrow-aisle standard.

The K Series VNA trucks have safe lifting heights of up to 18 metres. Linde says it has achieved these lift heights with its Dynamic Reach Control system, which compensates for pendulum movements of the mast.

The lift truck’s main lift for the driver’s cab and secondary lift for the fork can be raised and lowered simultaneously. This means both driver and forks reach their desired shelving position faster, increasing productivity.

The Dynamic Reach Control system uses an electrical drive with rapid reaction capabilities to compensate for mast oscillations with targeted counter-movements. The operator does not need to wait for the mast to stop swinging when picking or handling pallets and can place the load on the shelves faster and more precisely.

The driver’s cab on the K Series models is now 50mm lower than in previous models, meaning a lower entry height and noticeably more leg room. There are also storage compartments and a holder for a 1.5-litre water bottle. The cab’s front windshield has also been lowered and Linde says this provides increased visibility of the forks and cargo.

Since no two warehouses will be exactly alike, the K Series turret trucks are modular in construction. Customers have a choice of 64 different mast variations or one of ten different cabin widths.

 

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