Visitors to the forthcoming Logistics Link South will be able to see a unique new product designed to save space and optimise materials handling efficiency and safety within the warehouse, distribution centre or factory.
The new Flexi VNA is the latest addition to Narrow Aisle’s Award winning Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks and is the first four-wheel true articulated truck capable of operating in aisles as narrow as 1.6 metres wide.Its launch means that existing users of guided Man Up and Man Up VNA equipment have the option of direct replacement with a truck which is faster and offered at a lower cost.
At the heart of the Flexi VNA is a unique compact axle design, which, combined with the truck’s ability to articulate through 220 degrees, allows standard ISO (Chep type) pallets to be stacked and picked in 1600mm wide aisles. The Flexi VNA’s ‘true articulation’ design means that even is aisles as narrow as 1600mm wide, only two separate movements are required to complete a stack or pick cycle. Trucks that use ‘pivot’ steering require double the number of movements to complete a stack cycle.
The new Flexi VNA – which has been nominated in the Design Innovation category of the Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) Annual Awards 2010 – features twin front wheel drive, which means that the weight of the truck and the load is divided between the truck’s two front wheels. This important feature means that not only is maximum traction achieved but that tyre wear is reduced significantly.
The Flexi VNA retains all of the key original design concepts that have made the Flexi range the number one choice for users of articulated truck users throughout Europe. It features Narrow Aisle’s True Radius ® chassis which makes turning in the aisle easy and safe, and Narrow Aisle’s unique and patented HiVis Cantilever ® operator overhead guard, which improves visibility when stacking at all levels and offers exceptionally high levels of operator protection.
For over 30 years, Narrow Aisle Ltd has been one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of very narrow aisle (VNA) equipment. Narrow Aisle manufactures and markets the award-winning Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks and specialist heavy-duty reach trucks.
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