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Toyota SAS - System of Active Stability 

Dynamic forklift intelligence

Unique to Toyota forklift trucks, System of Active Stability (SAS) is a patented dynamic system comprising 10 sensors, 3 actuators and a controller. SAS constantly monitors forklift operations and automatically takes corrective action when it senses factors that could lead to truck or load instability. Its six advanced functions work together to keep your driver and goods safely on the move - and your productivity on the up.

The 6 SAS functions

THE SWING LOCK CYLINDER
If the truck becomes unstable during a turn, the rear axle will lock automatically. This helps to prevent side tip-over by adjusting the truck's centre of gravity.

SPEED REDUCTION WHEN CORNERING
If SAS judges the turning speed to be dangerously high, it will automatically slow the truck down to maintain stability.

MAST FRONT TILT ANGLE CONTROL
SAS constantly monitors the load height and mast position, and when necessary, automatically adjusts the mast angle to protect the driver and the load.

MAST REAR TILT SPEED CONTROL
If SAS senses that loads above a certain height are being tilted backwards, it automatically reduces the mast speed so the load moves surely and steadily into the right position.

FORK LEVELLING CONTROL
Levelling the forks manually takes a little extra time, every time. But now, with Fork Levelling Control, all it takes is the touch of a button to automatically level the forks at 90°. And that makes it easier to move loads into place.

ACTIVE STEERING SYNCHRONISER
The Active Steering Synchroniser, ensures that the steering knob and truck wheels are always aligned correctly - so drivers always know in which direction the truck will move. This also provides the most comfortable and ergonomic driving position.

 

The SAS test

Toyota SAS proved its worth again in an independent test of stability in counterbalanced forklifts.


The independent test rating

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SAS knows how to drive down costs

SAS is dynamic technology that cuts driver and damage costs, costs that collectively account for more than 70% of a forklifts operational costs. And not only does it do so immediately, it also enables you to remain safe, productive and competitive.

 

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