Higher pick rates, ergonomic working conditions and greater safety for employees are just some of the advantages claimed by the new V08 vertical order picker from Linde Material Handling. The truck allows for regular picking at up to 2.80 metres height and helps logistics managers to keep the costs of labour-intensive pick processes under control.
In many warehouses, ever more goods have to be picked within ever shorter periods of time. Often one rack level is not sufficient, so that goods are stored not only next to each other but also on the rack above. Up to heights of 1.60 metres it is quite convenient to use a ground-level order picker. But beyond that, work becomes uncomfortable and strenuous for warehouse staff – and inefficient as well.
In addition to the driver’s platform, in the new Linde V08 vertical order picker the load handling device moves upwards as well. The operator can immediately place down the goods removed from the rack on the forks and continue to the next pick position. “This ensures greater efficiency when employees regularly pick from the first and second levels,” says Eloïse Lévêque, Product Manager at Linde Material Handling.
Since companies have different pick systems in place, there are two order picker models available:
On the Linde V08-01, the driver’s platform and forks are firmly connected to each other – and the operator is able to access the pallet directly from the platform. This allows bulky or heavy products to be pushed onto the pallet or roller container without lifting them from the rack. For constricted spaces with tight bends, there is a version with short load arms and 700 kg load capacity (with 500 millimeter load center). By comparison, the version with longer load arms and 1,000 kg load capacity provides greater stability.
The second model, Linde V08-02, has an auxiliary lift with 800 kg load capacity. This allows the operator to raise the forks independently of the driver’s platform in order to place the goods removed from the racking at a convenient height on the pallet.