Order Picker Attachment
In this article, we explore how Jtec’s Order Picker Attachment increases ergonomics, decreases waste, and reduces maintenance costs on carts in vertical picking applications.
Manufacturing facilities and warehouses are constantly looking for unique avenues to reduce waste, increase efficiencies, and do more with less. In most applications, floor space is a highly valuable commodity. Along with vertical picking and kitting, this contraint has given rise to vertical warehouses. Order picker trucks are specialized fork vehicles designed to allow truck operators to pick individual parts or totes at height, in vertical warehouses. In the manufacturing process, multiple touches or movements of parts and materials are what as known as waste. In as few touches as possible, an optimized material flow strategy will move material to its finished state.
At Jtec, we manufacture a bolt-on attachment for these picker trucks, the Order Picker Attachment (OPA). The OPA has an array of unique benefits.
Additional Work Space
The picker truck provides a foot of additional standing room for the operator. When compared to most picker trucks, that equates to around a 35% increase in standing room. The increase is substantial for operator comfort and ergonomics when picking parts above the ground.
Next, the OPA allows for a quick and secure connection of the carts. When picking and dropping off carts, little time is wasted by the operator. With both primary and secondary latching mechanisms, operators can rest assured, knowing the carts will remain safely attached to the OPA.
Cuts Down Cost and Maintenance
The final primary benefit of the attachment is that it helps keep your cart fleets running more efficiently and for longer periods of time. The attachment takes away the abuse of dropping your cart on its casters. Over time, this causes damage to the casters, which can be expensive and is one of the most important components of your cart. The Order Picker Attachment can help you in multiple ways! Contact us today to find out more!
To see if the Order Picker Attachment is right for your operation, contact Jtec today for a consultation & review of your vertical picking process! Our team at Jtec works with customers to help determine the right package and component size. Check out our daughter carts here. Let Jtec help you improve your production! Along