Jungheinrich boosts productivity by up to 10% with launch of highly ergonomic horizontal order pickers


Jungheinrich has significantly upgraded its comprehensive range of order pickers with the launch of the ‘series 3’, consisting of the ECE 310 horizontal order picker with lifting load section and the ECE 320 horizontal order picker equipped with scissor lift. Both can be optionally fitted with a lifting stand-on platform.

“These new horizontal order pickers are designed for outstanding ergonomics and productivity,” said Jonathan Morris, director – corporate sales at Jungheinrich UK. “Both models have been created for picking especially fast-moving goods. The lifting driver platform makes simultaneous driving, steering and lifting not only possible but also easy. They have outstanding driving dynamics and the highest level of productivity for order picking up to the second level of racking.”

Reducing back strain, the ECE 310 horizontal order picker is equipped with a lifting section that can raise payloads of 1 tonne up to a height of 750mm, and for heavier loads the ECE 320 has a scissor lift which can raise payloads of 2 tonnes up to 750mm. By lifting the pallet to the desired ergonomic height, order picking is easier on the back, saves time and reduces overall exertion – boosting productivity.

With a fork length of 2.4m, the load section of the ECE 320 is substantially longer than that of the ECE 310, which has a fork length of 1.15m. An additional option consists of the sprung stand-on platform, with individually adjustable spring loading which reduces vibrations.

As is the case for all new-generation ECE vehicles, the ECE 310 and ECE 320 trucks are fitted with the Jungheinrich JetPilot steering wheel, which makes steering the vehicle similar to steering a car. The JetPilot is infinitely height-adjustable, with a button for raising and lowering the load section.

To accommodate larger-sized batteries Jungheinrich also offers an XL battery compartment for all models for significantly increased operating times. To enhance vehicle safety, the models can also be fitted with an LED daylight option to illuminate dark working environments.

The new models are available with optional assistance systems like Curve Control, which automatically reduces the vehicle speed when cornering, dependent on the payload, and also allows the vehicle to be adapted to different application profiles using three different travel programs.

For all vehicle models there are also optional equipment packages, for example Drive & Eco Plus, which is designed to guarantee high energy efficiency without reducing performance levels. “Drive Plus reduces energy consumption by around 14% at a 10% higher rate of throughput,” explains Morris. “And the Eco Plus package reduces energy consumption at the same high throughput rate by around 22%,” he concluded.

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