Narrow Aisle's VNA articulated truck.
Narrow Aisle Ltd has introduced an award-nominated, articulated forklift for very narrow aisle applications.
The four-wheel Flexi VNA can operate in aisles as narrow as 1.6 metres (5.3 foot), allowing it to replace guided man-up VNA equipment.
The forklift has a compact axle design which, combined with its ability to articulate through 220 degrees, allows standard ISO pallets to be stacked and picked in the 1.6 metre (5.3 foot) aisles.
According to Narrow Aisle, the forklift's design means that only two separate movements are needed to complete a stack or pick cycle.
"Trucks that use 'pivot' steering require double the number of movements to complete a stack cycle," the manufacturer says.
The warehouse forklift has been nominated in the Design Innovation category of the Fork Lift Truck Association's Annual Awards for 2010.
Narrow Aisle sales director John Maguire says the company is delighted for its forklift to be recognised by "some of the knowledgeable people" in the forklift industry.