European order picker users have two new options, with new models released by Clark Europe and Linde.
Clark is expanding its product range in the area of warehouse technology by introducing a new order-picking vehicle.
The COP1 features a work platform that can be elevated, enabling its use for order picking or performing repair, maintenance or cleaning work.
The multifunctional order picker has both a drive motor with 0.65 kW and a lift motor with 2.2 kW. It comes with a maintenance-free 24 v battery that provides sufficient energy for one workday as standard equipment. The battery can be recharged with an integrated charger at any 230 v socket.
If the use requires higher availability, the COP1 can also be optionally equipped at the factory with an available lithium-ion battery with 120 Ah, so break times can be easily used for interim charging. Neither battery version needs charging rooms or ventilation systems, as the charging process generates no gases.
The height-adjustable shelf of the COP1 has a 90 kg carrying capacity. The lower shelf can carry an additional 110 kg. With the work platform, the operator can go up to a maximum lifting height of 2,990 mm and reach a height of up to 5 m. The maximum driving speed of 6 km is adapted to the lifting height. Easy-to-reach switches allow safe and productive work when driving diagonally.
Linde's new order picker
Separately, Linde has launched a new vertical order picker - the V08. The truck allows for regular picking at up to a height of 2.8 m and helps logistics managers to keep the costs of labour-intensive pick processes under control.
The order picker is designed for goods stored at heights of 1.6 m and over. 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 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.
The new order picker comes in two variants - the V08-01, on which the driver's platform and forks are connected, and the V08-02, which has an auxiliary lift with 800 kg load capacity, allowing 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.
Both models include the new, height-adjustable Linde steering wheel with rocker switches to control the direction of travel. The switches for raising and lowering the driver's platform and actuating the auxiliary lift (for the V08-02) are positioned in the centre of the steering wheel.