Linde expands range of low-level order pickers

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Linde Material Handling is expanding its range of warehouse-based trucks with the launch of eight low-level order pickers. 

Given the intensive level of manual activity involved in the picking of goods, operator comfort and increased productivity were key drivers in the development of the new N20 C models. 

Capable of handling loads between 1.2 and 2.5 tons, the new machines have been designed to allow operators of mixed fleets of machines to switch between Linde’s and other manufacturer’s models without requiring a rethink of how the vehicle is to be operated.  

Reaching speeds of up to 14km/h, the low-level order pickers are available with either tried-and-tested lead-acid batteries or modern lithium-ion versions, both ranging from 345 Ah to 620 Ah and a selection of different chargers to ensure the most suitable solution for the customer. 

With a low entry height of 1.30 meters and a width of between 4.18 and 4.28 meters depending on the model, entry and exit of the vehicle is intentionally simple to assist operators who have to frequently do so when performing routine order picking tasks.  

A fold-out driver seat, ergonomically positioned handles, a pneumatically damped stand-on platform and a new, height-adjustable steering wheel all contribute to better operator productivity. 

Double-deck, as well as long-load arms and scissor-lift function versions of the machine provide fleet operators with a range of options. 

International product manager at Linde Material HandlingEloïse Lévêque, said, “One thing is clear: Demands have grown steadily during recent years, with shorter delivery times needed to be met just as adequately as seasonal peaks or rising labor costs.  

With the various versions of our new order picker, customers can keep their logistics costs under control in traditional person-to-goods applications and increase the efficiency of their warehouse. 

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