The latest model from Combilift
is the Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP)
- a stand-on electric powered model that combines the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift and an order picker for versatile operation in warehousing applications.
A key feature of the AME-OP is the step-through operator compartment which has design copyright protection across multiple markets in 4 continents. The low floor height of just 280mm enables convenient, single step access from both sides which speeds up order picking compared to the operator having to get in and out from a seated position. It offers all the advantages of the conventional Aisle Master such as indoor/outdoor operation for loading/offloading, and it can be used for stock replenishment at other times when order picking is not required.
Available in a number of variants, the AME-OP
has lift capacities from 1,500kg to 2,500kg, lift heights of up to 12.1m, and can operate in aisles as narrow as 1650mm. It features a patented chain steering system which allows the truck to articulate more than 205°, and an inline drive motor and front drive axle, all of which enable narrower aisle operation. The multifunctional programmable joystick control lever in the operator compartment, which includes controls for the hydraulics and traction, is adjustable to enable comfortable and ergonomic working conditions for operators of all sizes. The Operator Presence Detection floor pad engages the parking brake automatically when the operator steps off the truck to carry out order picking.
Aisle Master Order Picker Official Launch Video
The development of this model was influenced by customer feedback - as has often been the case with Combilift's innovations - as well as the recent soaring growth of e-commerce. "Customers already using the Aisle Master for space saving, storage and efficiency in their warehouse asked if we could redevelop this model to meet their ever-growing demand for order picking customised orders," said Combilift CEO Martin McVicar. One of these was New Zealand based 3PL provider Sorted Logistics, who were involved in the design stages and who have ordered eight AME-OP models. The company's Managing Director, Rewi Te Whatu, visited Combilift's HQ and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland, to see the Aisle Master-OP prototype. "During my visit I was impressed with Combilift's innovative, passionate team and their commitment to producing machines to the highest quality," said Rewi. "They delivered a solution tailored to our order picking requirements, which will be an integral part of our expanding operations."
"This is a major innovation in the warehousing sector," added Martin, "and the versatility to use the one Aisle Master for multiple applications - narrow aisle operation, truck to rack handling, bulk picking and customised item order picking - will result in strong demand for this new product in our home and export markets around the world."
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