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Total comfort and control… at -35º

17 January 2017

The Fork Lift Truck Association, the UK’s leading authority on fork lift truck operations, has recognised the SENSiA reach truck cold store cabin, from Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, as a Finalist in its annual Awards for Excellence shortlist.  

Available on standard chassis models, the Finalist in the Ergonomics category is the world’s largest and most efficient. 

Uniquely, it features an outwardly curved door profile which delivers spacious accommodation for drivers of all sizes. 

Generously insulated against noise and vibration, every aspect of the design has focused on ensuring operator space is clear and uncluttered, while keeping controls in easy reach to reduce the risk of driver fatigue. 

Further driver protection is offered by SENSiA’s innovative rest on its fingertip control console. By support the operator’s palm – minimising strain on the elbow –

it helps eliminate a common source of repetitive strain injury associated with intensive reach truck operations. 

In addition, the cold store cabin benefits from a unique hi-vis polycarbonate roof that provides excellent upward views while safeguarding operators against falling debris of all sizes.

Like every product in the Mitsubishi cold store line-up, SENSiA cold store models have been specified with cold-resistant cabling and waterproofed electrics: protecting against damage from cold and moisture. 

Developed for energy efficiency, each cabin is generously insulated and features a 1700 W heater to ensure the optimum working environment for each operator throughout the longest shifts. 

Every element of the operator compartment has been specified to keep it uncluttered: from its intelligent fingertip controls to its folding steering wheel console. 

Controls are kept within easy, avoiding unnecessary movement to reduce the risk of operator fatigue. For added control, every cold store model benefits from SENSiA’s intelligent SDS (Sensitive Drive System). Fitted as standard, SDS automatically tailors the truck's performance to the specific needs of driver and load. As a result, it delivers smooth start and stop movements and agile, stable performance.

Visibility is paramount in any lifting operation. Like every SENSiA reach truck, cold store cabin models offer 360-degree visibility. The cabin’s heated side windows protect against frost, misting and condensation, ensuring exceptional visibility and safe, productive performance.  

The cabin’s robust steel frame, which features a reinforced collision guard, offers added protection to operator, bodywork and door when working in tight spaces. 

SENSiA is the latest addition to the Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks range of lift trucks dedicated to cold store applications. Other products in the range include VELiA, its low level order picker; electric counterbalance trucks, including the popular EDiA EM and its family of pallet trucks, PREMiA.