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How can System of Active Stability (SAS) improve safety and productivity in your operation?

Did you know that 30% of serious forklift accidents are caused by sideways tip-over? By increasing the stability of our trucks, we can reduce the risk of accidents. That’s why all our Toyota counterbalanced forklift trucks are equipped as standard with The Toyota System of Active Stability (SAS). This is our unique feature that actively monitors key parameters of the truck’s performance. This way downtime is brought to a minimum and productivity to a maximum.
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How does it work?

SAS actively contributes to workplace safety with a system that consists of 10 sensors, 3 actuators and 1 controller. This system allows SAS to monitor material handling operations and take corrective action when necessary in order to guarantee the stability of the truck as well as the load being handled.

“SAS ensures safety and productivity for the operator and that is exactly what customers operating in challenging environments are asking for,” explains Andrea Zannoni, Regional Director at Toyota Material Handling Italy.

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The swing lock cylinder

SAS reduces risks during turning without compromising productivity. If the truck becomes unstable during a turn, the patented Swing lock cylinder automatically locks the rear axle to increase the trucks's stability footprint. This reduces the risk of a sideways tip-over. Acting even faster than the most experienced driver, SAS provides excellent stability to help protect operators and keep trucks damage-free.

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Speed reduction when cornering

If SAS senses the turning speed is too high, it overrides the driver's instructions and automatically slows the truck to keep the wheels and load in the proper position. Avoiding accidents keeps your drivers safe and your equipment in excellent working condition.

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Mast front tilt angle control

SAS prevents both the load and truck from tipping dangerously forward. Mast front tilt angle control monitors load height and mast position. If necessary, it automatically limits the mast angle to protect the driver and load. This reduces the risk of injury and property damage, supporting lower insurance costs.

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Mast rear tilt speed control

When loads are tilted backwards too quickly, they can put the driver, goods and the truck at risk. Mast rear tilt speed control senses possible risk factors and reduces the mast speed accordingly. The load moves surely and steadily into the right position and work carries on.

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Fork levelling control

Adjusting the forks to a level horizontal position takes a little extra time. With SAS fork levelling control, the forks are levelled at the push of a button, making work easier for the driver, particularly when loads are at height. This saves time to increase productivity and save you money.

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Active steering synchroniser

Eliminating hydraulic steering slippage helps operators work safely and more efficiently. The SAS active steering synchroniser does this by automatically aligning the steering wheel with the real wheels. Your drivers work ergonomically and always know which direction the truck will move for safe, productive operations.

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