Increased productivity in logistics
UniCarriers is introducing a new product range of highly efficient order pickers, and the first model, a low level order picker, has now been launched.
Thanks to an improved design and many technological refinements, the new order pickers meet the ever increasing demand for efficiency and productivity in order picking. Available in four models for lifting capacities from 1,200 to 2,500 kilograms, the new low level order picker enables fast, cost-efficient and ergonomic order picking.
Getting in and out up to 300 times, starting and stopping again – countless small interruptions define the picking processes in warehouses. During one shift they add up to an immense loss of time – which is becoming an ever greater challenge in view of the increasing need for efficiency in logistics. To minimise those effects, UniCarriers has developed the new O-range. Starting in July, the globally active manufacturer of industrial trucks will first be offering the four models OLP, OEP, OLH and OEH – order pickers with and without lifting platforms and Ergolift. Further models are to follow in autumn.
Instant Launch and Boost Effect provide speed
One of the key features of the new low level order pickers is their Instant Launch technology that allows the driver to accelerate immediately when boarding without having to operate the presence switch. The vehicle reacts without delays and response times are significantly reduced compared to conventional order picking trucks. The vehicle also reaches top speed quickly, thanks to the new Boost Effect technology. If necessary, the driver can press both acceleration keys simultaneously and bring the low level order picker to its maximum speed within seconds.
Well thought-out ergonomic design
But the speed of the warehouse employee also determines productivity during picking. Convenient, intuitive and ergonomic operation is crucial. Numerous well thought-out design elements of the new series help to process orders quickly and flexibly. Access to the driver's platform with bevelled sides – the new 3D Step-In – is convenient and safe.
The operator floor area has a step height of only 123 mm, which is below the industry average. With 300 entries and exits a day, a difference of only a few millimetres per step adds up to a significant reduction in physical strain on the driver. The unique platform design, with its excellent damping system and gripped surface structure of the floor provides support without restricting the driver's mobility. Additionally, the new order picker is equipped with a seat that folds into the back wall, and the comfortable X Control steering wheel offers the driver multiple grip options, which reduces strain and excessive neck angles while reversing. Such refinements are examples of the ergonomic design that is so typical for UniCarriers.
Date: 3 June 2019
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Images: The new low level order picker from UniCarriers, © UniCarriers
Captions: UniCarriers introduces its new low level order picker for a more efficient picking process.
UniCarriers is a globally active developer and manufacturer of industrial trucks. Its versatile, customisable transport solutions for logistics and warehouses are produced at its production facilities in Sweden, Spain, Japan, China and the US. Its products are sold at specialist retailers or directly to end customers by an experienced team of sales experts. Its main customers are in the automotive, construction, food, logistics and pharmaceuticals sectors, heavy industry and the processing industry.
UniCarriers was formed in 2011 following the merger of Nissan Forklift, TCM and Atlet. Since 2017 the brand has belonged to Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd. based in Kyoto, Japan. UniCarriers Europe AB, based in Mölnlycke, near Gothenburg, Sweden, is a one-hundred-percent subsidiary of the Japanese corporation. With a portfolio comprising six brands, 11,000 employees and total sales of around 3.3 billion euros in the financial year 2017, Mitsubishi Logisnext is the world’s third-largest forklift manufacturer.
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