Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Paper firm gets first editions!

The first two new Still MX-X very narrow aisle (VNA) trucks arriving in the UK will go into service with Midlands company Middleton Paper. Delivery of the trucks is expected by late July or early August.

Still launched the MX-X in June and UK joint managing director Chris Booth expects the company to sell about 50 of them here in the first 12 months.

The MX-X, a modular range of VNA combination order picker/stackers, replaces the MX10 and can be configured precisely to warehouse and customer requirements – Still says there are “eight billion different configurations”.

Its main features include rated capacities from 500kg to 1,250kg (telescopic forks) and 1,500kg (turret-head operation) scaleable in steps of 100kg; five mast modules scaleable in steps of 500mm providing lift heights up to 15m; four chassis lengths; and three types of driver cabin.

The MX-X is also equipped with Still’s Optispeed 2.0 control system, which continuously monitors lift height, driving direction, acceleration and deceleration. An optional load sensing feature makes travel speed, side shifting and swivelling dependent on whether the truck is being driven with or without a load.

According to Booth, the MX-X’s modular design will mean reduced lead times. With conventional machines the lead time is about 26weeks but Booth says the modular design “will shave time off that”. He also expects Still to use the modular concept for other future products.