Forklifts with integrated connectivity

Crown launched onto the market its Gena operating system in parallel with the new ESR 1000 Series reach trucks. Thanks to the Gena system and its built-in InfoLink connectivity, future generations of Crown forklifts will come with advanced productivity, safety and personalisation management features as standard. It delivers all crucial data or information clearly and concisely via a 7-inch colour touchscreen in one of 25 selectable languages. Operators can also choose from a growing selection of widgets, displaying key forklift functions such as speed, operating time, steering angle and battery charge.
In the ESR 1000 Series reach truck, 17 onboard sensors gather real-time data on operating conditions, control inputs and system outputs. Based on this data, high-speed processors and proprietary algorithms adjust the forklift’s operating parameters to deliver reliable, efficient performance. The operating system ensures that vital information is easy to see, understand and use, helping operators to boost their throughput.
In conjunction with the seamlessly integrated InfoLink fleet management system, the Gena system delivers reliable management data and safety reminders, as well as interactive illustrated inspection checklists. The forklifts are networked via WiFi and GSM connectivity. This makes it easier for warehouse, service and safety managers to monitor as well as manage their forklift fleet’s productivity and collisions.
Another feature is the Dynamic Coaching function, which provides operators with notifications or alerts in real time. If the operator performs an act correctly, these notifications appear in blue – but in critical situations they turn red and are accompanied by a special acoustic alert.