The truck can only be moved if the driver is touching the sensors on the control unit with both hands and activating the dead man's switch in the foot well. This reduces the risk of both operating errors and injury. The electrically monitored side barriers must be closed for platform heights of 1.2 meters and above in order to ensure the driver is safe. Optional scanners on the front and rear monitor the route and stop the truck if there are people or obstacles in the way. The service technician can define general travel, lift, and lowering end stops in the truck system in order to make collisions with ceilings or walls impossible. The specially designed mast allows for particularly good visibility, therefore contributing to safe operation.
The vertical order pickers have an ergonomically shaped control panel and generous cab. The ground of the spring-mounted platform is covered with a soft mat, which absorbs vibrations during movement or lifting and therefore prevents fatigue. Instead of the mat, the edge of the cab floor has a fixed base so that the operator can stand safely during order picking. In addition, a low railing makes the picking process easier. The side barriers can optionally tilt outwards so that it is easier to access the racking.
High lifting and travel speeds, as well as low energy consumption, are characteristic of the various three-phase motors used in the vertical order pickers. The trucks therefore quickly reach lift heights of up to twelve meters, ultimately ensuring improved handling performance. At the same time, they also have a high residual load capacity at these heights. The precise electrical steering unit, with which the truck can be maneuvered easily and quickly, also ensures effective picking processes.
The travel and lift motors of the vertical order pickers are encapsulated, and therefore completely protected from dust and dirt. This firstly prevents costly failures, and secondly means that users do not have to service the unit. The entire design of the truck is easy to service: the central components are behind a screen and are easy to access. This also includes the CAN bus interface, which service technicians can use to read out and check all central data.