WHEN stock picking from pallets under racking, if the front cartons have been removed, the operator then has to bend down, reach in, and lift the rear cartons out.
With operators lifting even a 10kg carton, several hundred times a day, the cumulative total can reach 1 to 2 tonnes, says King Materials Handling.
The company has designed Easy Picker, which consists of a base frame with a sliding deck attached to it. The deck is fitted with a manual turntable, on which the pallet full of product is placed via forklift.
In order to reach those hard to get at cartons at the rear, the frame is slid out and the pallet rotated. When pushed back in, the back is now at the front, making stock picking easier.
The unit is 120mm high, so there is very little overall load height difference.
An Easy Picker – Lifter is also available, with a spring-assisted scissor lift built-in. This system also raises the pallets up to a comfortable working height, eliminating bending.