Flexi Narrow Aisle refreshes its Flexi range of trucks
28 May 2014
The manufacturer announced details of the next generation of models at the CeMAT exhibition.
There are six variations of the Flexi AC articulated truck developed to suit different industry sectors.
The latest generation of Zapi AC motor controller technology is now fitted at standard across the Flexi range. Zapi is renowned as a leader in the development of advanced control systems for battery powered vehicles and its products optimise vehicle control, operation, performance and efficiency.
All models in the Flexi AC range have been upgraded to include to Schabmüller motors, which provide more power and extended service life.
Meanwhile, to ensure that the noise generated by functions such as the lifting and lowering of the trucks’ mast and other hydraulic function is minimised, low turbulence hydraulic pumps have been specified that significantly reduce operational noise levels to provide a safer and more comfortable working environment for employees.
With safety in mind LED working lights and reversing light are now standard across the range, a significant saving in battery energy per day. ‘Blue point’ LED personnel safety technology is also offered.
In simple terms, when trucks are reversing the ‘blue point’ system is activated and projects a pool of blue light on to the floor some 4 metres ahead of the vehicle to warn workers that a truck is approaching. Because Flexis are commonly used within aisleways where customer order picking takes place, the ‘blue point’ system can be an important safety enhancement to separate pedestrians and trucks.
And, to further improve truck safety and performance, premium ‘Finger Treaded’ Continental cushion rubber tyres - considered the optimal tyre for stability and long service life when dealing with heavy-duty operations – are now standard on all Flexi AC forklifts. These high quality Conti tyres are also available in non marking and electrostatic options.
John Maguire, sales and marketing director of Flexi Narrow Aisle, comments: "All the trucks in the Flexi AC range are reliable and proven products and, when it comes to product development for the next generation, our policy has been one of evolution rather than revolution. However, by using what we believe to be the highest quality component parts from tier one European suppliers to upgrade all our essential truck functions, we have enhanced our entire range to ensure that Flexis continue to meet the ever increasing demands of the modern logistics environment.”