Steinbock Lifts & Turret Trucks

Professional Materials Handling


Equipment Configurations


Vehicle Function

Three Stage Mast

The EK-Series is standardly equipped with a two stage mast. This is more stable and energy efficient solution, offers better rear visibility through the mast, and reduces the overall vehicle length. An advantage for the three stage mast, is one in which the vehicle must negotiate doorways or travel under obstructions. The simultaneous and equal extension of mast channels enables a continuous lift / lower motion. A dampening of the hydraulics normally associated with the mast segments extending or collapsing is not required.
Optional three stage mast with full free lift allows access to full lift heights under varying ceiling elevations. This mast design allows the cab to lift prior to the extension of the mast channels. The design requires a dampening of the hydraulics in both lift & lower modes in order to provide a smooth vibration free transition as the mast channels extend or collapse.

Twin Load Wheels

Twin load wheels have the advantage of doubling the load wheel foot print. This reduces the wheel pressure on floors which may have a poor base construction and offers the additional advantage of leveling bad or uneven floors.

Fork Positioner

Hydraulic fork positioning makes adjusting the forks to a variety of different cargo carriers quick and easy.

Side Shift & Shift Lock

Sideshift on a turret truck enables the operator to pick loads to and from varying pallet widths. The sideshift will minimize the reach distance of the operator by moving the pallet as close as the front of the cabin wall. The optional electric shift lock provides for the handling of various load sizes in a specified aisle dimension.

Torsion Stabilizer

Twin load wheels have the advantage of doubling the load wheel foot print. This reduces the wheel pressure on floors which may have a poor base construction and offers the additional advantage of leveling bad or uneven floors.

Automatic Stabilizer

The retractable stabilizer provides an option to increase or maintain load capacity in a very narrow aisle at extreme elevations. The stabilizer jacks extend automatically while inserting or retracting loads above a specified elevation. In this manner heavy loads can be handled even when the vehicle base chassis is narrow.


Operator Equipment

Tilting Slide Gates

When order selecting, tilting side gates allow the operator to reach an additional 8″ (20 cm) into the rack. A gas strut cylinder returns the gate to its vertical position.

Tilting Console

The tilting console can be moved left or right to enhance ergonomics and comfort at extensive order picking. Access to the pallet directly in front of the operator is totally unhindered.

Folding Seat

The upward folding seat offers the operator a rear back support when operating the vehicle in a standing mode. The back support has proven to be an advantage in extensive order picking operations.

Additional Work Lights

In warehouses with minimal aisle lighting, additional side mounted flood or spot lights make reading tags and labels easier or improves visibility in along the aisle.

Makrolon Cabin

The enclosed Makrolon cab helps to neutralize harsh or drafty environments. The front windshield of the cab is removable to allow for order picking. Add a heater to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Heated Cabin

Offered as standard equipment for cold storage environments, the heater mounted under the driver seat blows warm air for optimum cabin temperature without direct air flow toward the operator.


Safety & Security

Pin Code Access

In place of the key switch, a 5 – digit access code enables the operator to work with the vehicle. In this manner only trained co-workers with their appropriate access code can operate the vehicle.

Pedestrian Detection System

When pedestrians or personnel have unhindered access to the very narrow aisle, it becomes imperative for the vehicle to maintain the safety. Two laser scanners (cat 3) are installed and integrated into the vehicle electronics. The laser scanners are protected by thick walls in the motor compartment (rear sensing) and under the operator cabin (forward sensing). The integration becomes active in the narrow working aisle automatically and scans the zone in front of and behind the vehicle. Should a person or object be detected in the path of the vehicle, the travel speed will be slowed and/or stopped automatically.

Emergency Shift

In case an operator becomes ill or incapacitated, this option allows a technician to control the retraction of the forks from inside the motor compartment. The forks can be retrieved to the base position and the cabin lowered by opening the standard emergency lowering valve.

Zone Recognition

RFID or floor magnet zone recognition serves to identify an area and set operating conditions for the vehicle: Travel speed reduction (eg. Creep speed or stop) Lift cutout – due to low obstructions in the area Shift limitation – zone specified due to rack or load size The advantages for RFID or floor magnet coding, is determined by the number of zones to be identified.

Additional Guide Rollers

Specific applications may benefit with additional guide rollers: Very small distance between the load wheel enclosure and the guide rail Interrupted guide rail – an example may be a center aisle opening for pedestrian traffic only Very long vehicles Additional guide rollers typically add to the safety of the overall system, reducing stress on the guide rail and speeding aisle changes.

Speed Control Unit GSG2

The speed control unit takes under consideration various floor and load conditions and programs a speed profile suitable for diagonal travel. Another benefit to this option – numerous height limitations can be programmed.

Simultaneous Lifting (Main & Auxillary Mast)

While raising the main mast, the auxiliary mast can be raised to a convenient working level for the operator. The time for fine positioning the load or empty forks is reduced, further increasing throughput and productivity.

Height Level Positioning System

The height level positioning system is the first step toward warehouse navigation. Simply enter a pre-programmed rack level and the cabin will be raised to the desired height. Advantages are reduced location errors and reduced cycle times. The operator remains responsible for the fine positioning of the forks at the programmed level.

Height Pre-Select (Auto Load/Unload Option)

The Height Pre-Selector is the second step in warehouse navigation. This feature takes under consideration the height of the auxiliary mast. Fine positioning becomes dispensable. The Auto Load / Unload Feature enables storage or retrieval at maximum speed.

Warehouse Pilot

The warehouse pilot system is the highest navigation level. In manual mode the pilot system will indicate the quickest way to the desired destination. The display indicates how to travel – distance remaining – and the aisle side of the destination. In auto pilot mode the vehicle will travel to the final destination (within the narrow aisle) on its own. There are standardized interfaces towards warehouse management and truck control systems. Retrofittability is guarenteed.

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