11 March 2016, 12:40
Lifting load section facilitates ergonomic order picking / High level of driving dynamics combined with the highest productivity for first and second-level order picking / JetPilot allows intuitive operation / Individually adjustable, sprung stand-on platform
Following the successful market launch of its Series 2 horizontal order pickers in the spring of 2015, Jungheinrich is completing its order picker product line with the new 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 vehicles can be optionally fitted with a lifting stand-on platform, giving Jungheinrich the most up-to-date and high-performance horizontal order pickers currently on the market.
“This new horizontal order picker completes our range of vehicles with products that concentrate on ergonomics and productivity,” says Matthias Maurin, Group Manager for Warehousing Product Sales & Price Management at Jungheinrich. “Both vehicle types are designed for picking especially fast moving goods. The lifting driver platform makes simultaneous driving, steering and lifting possible. These vehicles are characterised by outstanding driving dynamics in combination with the highest level of productivity for order picking up to the second racking level.”
Ergonomic lifting feature alleviates back strain
The ECE 310 horizontal order picker is equipped with a lifting load section which can handle payloads of 1,000 kilogrammes up to a height of 750 millimetres. The ECE 320 has a scissor lift which can handle payloads of up to 2,000 kg, likewise up to a height of 750 mm. With a fork length of 2,400 mm, the load section of the ECE 320 is substantially longer than that of the ECE 310, which has a fork length of just 1,150 mm. The scissor lift guarantees outstanding vehicle stability. With the ECE 310 and ECE 320 the operator doesn't need to bend over for every individual item to be placed on the pallet. Instead he can lift the pallet to the desired ergonomic height - something which is not only easy on the back, but also saves on time and reduces overall exertion. An additional option consists of the sprung stand-on platform, with individually adjustable spring loading which ensures a considerable reduction in human vibrations. “Apart from contributing to time and cost optimisation, these new trucks are ideally suited for applications that place a premium on ergonomics - including the handling of heavy or bulky goods,” comments Maurin.
JetPilot allows intuitive operation
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 facilitate maintenance work the front hood of this truck series can be tilted open. For the ECE 320 the wheel distance was moreover optimised to allow the easy loading of empty pallets. To accommodate larger-sized batteries Jungheinrich also offers an XL battery compartment for all models. To enhance vehicle safety, the models can also be fitted with an LED daylight option to illuminate dark working environments.
Assistance systems guarantee additional safety and productivity
The new models also come 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 programmes. 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 high performance levels. “Drive Plus reduces energy consumption by around 14 percent at a 10 percent higher rate of throughput,” explains Matthias Maurin. “And the ECO Plus package reduces energy consumption at the same high throughput rate by around 22 percent,” he concludes.