STILL is presenting a new modular family of warehouse trucks for loads weighing up to 2000 kg: The EXU-SF low lift truck for horizontal transport and two EXD and EXD-SF double-decker trucks. These trucks are especially efficient in distribution logistics, industry and commerce. They optimise the flow of material when loading or unloading lorries, in goods received, in despatch, in the warehouse and when supplying production.
The low lift truck EXU-SF and the EXD-SF double-decker truck were specifically developed for the mixed short and medium distance transport of goods in the distribution zone of warehouses. This is where agility and high turnaround speeds count.
With a frame width of 720 mm they can enter into any block storage aisle.
The EXU-SF is available with fork lengths up to 2390 mm allowing to pick up three pallets crosswise at a time.
Individually adaptable and user-friendly
The trucks can be individually adapted to any requirement.
To match different applications two battery sizes are available: 24 Volt/240 Ah or 360 Ah. The batteries can be changed by hoist or, optionally, over the side of the truck.
A completely new feature is the “combi-tiller” for fast, efficient and safe handling of loads. The upper part of the tiller is angled and can be folded to extend the tiller if necessary. This allows the driver to work at a safe distance from the truck at all times whether the platform is folded up or down.
For pedestrian operation in confined spaces the tiller remains folded up. If the operator extends the tiller, the travelling speed is increased from 4 to 6 km/h.
For high turnover performance on longer distances, the operator simply folds down the platform and the side wings and can travel to the destination at a speed of up to 9 km/h. The foldable side wings with large, sturdy upholstering safely hold the driver on the platform, also when cornering sharply. The driver can adjust the side wings individually to the height of his hips.
All “SF” trucks are fitted with a stand-on platform for the driver. The dampening element is patented and allows to adjust the suspension individually to the weight of the driver. This protects the driver in the best possible way against vibrations and shocks caused by bumps in the road surface. The body vibration value is 0.59 m/s² which is approximately 40% better than the average on the market. For pedestrian operation in narrow areas of the warehouse, the stand-on platform can be folded away and is then completely integrated into the contour of the truck so that is cannot be damaged.
When cornering, the truck reduces the travelling speed according to the steering angle (Curve Speed Control) to keep the truck safe at all times. Depending on the requirement, the driving modes ECO or BOOST set the truck to use little energy to provide high performance.
On ramps the truck handles very safely, because the stop function prevents the truck from rolling back on ramps (ramp stop).
Double-deck operation for more efficiency
The double-deck operation increases the efficiency, especially when handling goods that cannot be stacked such as pallets of yogurt. This way the volume of lorries can be made much better use of.
The EXD is especially suitable for operation on short distances, for example, when loading or unloading lorries or vans. The EXD travels at a maximum speed of 6 km/h. The width of the working aisle is only 2.1 meters.
For longer distances with high turnaround speed the EXD-SF with a stand-on platform handles the transport jobs best. The double-decker truck EXD-SF lifts pallets up to a nominal lift of 2924 mm.
The hydraulic system of the EXD-SF is fully proportional allowing sensitive lift and lowering. The mast was optimised for a good visibility of the fork tips.
Designed for high availability
All major components have been designed for high availability. An optional version for cold store operation is also available.
The modern AC drive motor is fully sealed against dust and humidity. The switches and the circuit boards are dust tight and protected against jet water from all directions (IP 65).
The standard tiller is made of cast aluminium and the fork tips are made of 24 mm cast steel to withstand hard impacts.
The frame is made of massive steel and is reinforced with a crossbar in the direction of the fork. The drive wheel is fully suspended to provide optimal traction also on bumpy roads.
The mounts of the castor wheels are largely dimensioned to ensure a long service life. The weight is distributed to a total of five wheels reducing the wheel pressure for operation in elevators or on raised floors.
Ready for intelligent material flow management systems
On demand these trucks are available with a scanner terminal to optimise the flow of material which will help to increase the overall turnover of goods in the warehouse.
Besides all of this a FleetManager light version with a crash recorder is available for the EXU-SF and the EXD-SF.
The optional Digi-Code in the tiller allows access control with 10 different four-digit pin-codes.