The new LO2.0-2.5 low level order picker from Hyster has been developed to optimise the speed and ease of picking from both sides of a warehouse aisle. First seen at CeMAT 2011, the intelligent design combines energy efficiency, reliability and ergonomics to achieve excellent operator pick rates and low cost of operation.
One of the most notable design elements is the ‘man to goods’ proximity and the comfortable work platform with reduced height that helps minimise movement and saves valuable time in the picking operation. The large platform provides more space for the operator and allows easier pass through, with easy on/off access.
To move the low level order picker, Hyster has developed an easy to operate scooter control with finger tip controls for use when on the platform. The operator can also move the order picker to the next pick location without having to climb on board with the creep speed control on the side of the truck.
SCOOTER CONTROL AND OTHER NEW FEATURES
The new Hyster low level order pickers have a 2,6kW motor for high performance acceleration and travel speed to ensure maximum productivity over a full shift of picking. The trucks include regenerative braking, anti-roll back on slopes and offer excellent energy efficiency, allowing the performance to be set to suit the application. Furthermore, sufficient ground clearance means that warehouse debris, uneven floors or ramps won’t hinder these trucks.
The range includes models for ground level picking or frequent second level picking requirements. The LO2.0-2.5 with a scissor lift function will be available from January 2012, and also includes a raising operator platform or independent forklift for second level picking.
The new low level order picker from Hyster offers one of the most efficient and cost effective solutions for the fast supply of customer orders. Available with a variety of options and fork lengths for picking to pallet or roll cage, it also performs well in horizontal transport activities such as cross-docking and load shuttling.
With this introduction, Hyster claims that it has one of the best ranges of order pickers on the market, which includes the new K series of medium to high level order pickers and C range of leading VNA equipment.
Hyster products are supported by an extensive network of authorised distribution partners, providing coverage and expert service across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Americas and Asia-Pacific, helping to maximise customer’s productivity and efficiency, and reduce overall operating costs.