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Wednesday, August 26 2020 - 12:00
Crown Equipment Introduces New Ergonomically Advanced Industrial Armrest
SYDNEY, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Crown's D4 Armrest earns international design award

Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's largest material handling 
companies, has introduced the D4 Armrest as an option for its Crown C-5 Series, 
Crown FC Series and Crown SC Series sit-down counterbalance forklifts. It is 
ergonomically designed to help improve operator experience and comfort, 
ultimately helping boost productivity throughout the entire operation. The 
armrest recently captured a GOOD DESIGNÒ Award, further strengthening Crown's 
international recognition for excellence in industrial 

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"Crown designers and engineers conducted extensive field research to ensure the 
design of our new armrest properly incorporates the operator's work context, 
physiological needs and cognitive requirements. The result is one of the 
industry's most ergonomically advanced armrests designed for optimal comfort 
and operation," said David Sultana, Marketing Director – Asia Pacific, Crown 
Equipment. "The armrest is vital to providing operators a comfortable, 
productive work environment that does not leave them with aches and pains at 
the end of the shift. This is important as warehouse managers struggle to 
attract and retain skilled employees in a tight labour market."

The fully adjustable, D4 Armrest features a large surface area with a 
breathable pad that pulls moisture from the operator's arm and is replaceable 
as wear and tear occur. It has an integrated horn button, built-in grab handle 
and complete up/down and fore/aft adjustment allowing the operator to easily 
and comfortably operate the forklift in a more productive manner. For the Crown 
FC Series and Crown SC Series, customers may choose any one of four integrated 
bionic hydraulic control layout options:

- Fingertip option for operators who require rapid, minimal hand movements to 
operate, and easy blending of hydraulic functions. It features thumb-activated 
directional control, a wrist support and optimally spaced soft-touch controls.
- Dual-lever option for operators wearing heavy gloves in freezer and cold 
storage environments. It features finger-activated direction control and two 
multi-axis control levers.
- Mini-lever option for operators who require precise control and use a variety 
of control methods (finger, pinch-grip, etc.). Variable-spaced controls can be 
field-adjusted to provide spacing versatility to match operator preference.
- Combination option for operators who prefer the dual-lever option for the 
most used functions but also require the finer hydraulic control for the 

The introduction of the D4 Armrest is accompanied by new Work Assist® 
organisers that can be purchased as one of three kits for electric sit-down 
counterbalance trucks. These magnetised one- pocket, three-pocket and clipboard 
organisers can be added for additional ergonomic advantages while optimising 
operator efficiency and application flexibility.

About Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world's largest material handling companies with a 
reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and 
technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown's business philosophy 
utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute 
forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers' productivity and 
operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as 
automation and fleet management technologies.

The company's global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with 
regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees 
number more than 16,100 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution 
network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more 
about Crown's ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their 
operations, visit

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   Caption: D4 Armrest is ergonomically designed to help improve operator 
experience and comfort, ultimately helping boost productivity throughout the 
entire operation.