Definition: Order Pickers
Definition: What is a Order Picker?
An order picker or orderpicker is defined as a person or a piece of equipment used to pick and deliver material needed for filling orders from storage.
The machine known as an orderpicker is an electric lift truck specifically designed for filling individual customer orders which require piece-part or case picking, rather than full pallets or unit loads. Orderpickers are used at elevations higher than the second level of racking in a warehouse or distribution center. They can reach heights up to 390″ Orderpickers are typically powered by 24- or 36-volt industrial batteries. Orderpickers will be used in applications where pallet trucks, rolling ladders, and other piece-picking methods are traditionally used. Their versatile design allows for handling of a variety of items, ranging from small items, such as individual auto parts or drugs, to larger bulky items like bicycles, furniture or even mufflers. Faster travel, lift and lower speeds reduce order picking time, the most labor intensive materials handling function. Their maneuverability in very narrow aisles and high level “picking capabilities” enables the customer to take full advantage of limited storage space.
Warehouses today are stocking many more SKUs (stock keeping units) due to consumer demand for variety. There is an increasing need for a comfortable, efficient way to pick from the second through fifth levels. The orderpicker is an ergonomic and economical solution for orderpicking, an important part of warehouse activity, whick can be up to 55 percent of warehouse operating costs.
Variations on this term: Order Pickers may also be referred to as: Cherry Pickers, Orderpickers or Order Selectors
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Definition: Cherry Picker
Definition: What is a Cherry Picker?
A cherry picker is a hydraulic crane with a railed platform at the end for raising and lowering people. It is also known as boom lift, man lift, basket crane or hydraladder. While typically used in building construction and remodeling, cherry pickers sometimes work in warehouses, utilized in installation, maintenance and repair of warehouse racking, lights, heating units or other mechanical system components at elevated heights.
Orderpickers, specialized forklifts for selecting items from elevated heights in warehouse racking, are sometimes called cherry pickers, too.
There are several types of cherry pickers, such as truck-boon-mounted ones, telescopic booms, articulated booms and trailer-mounted lifts.
Often mounted on the back of a large vehicle (truck), cherry pickers can also be mounted on flat beds or paneled vans. Some types of cherry pickers are mounted on stand-alone trailers or self-moving platforms. A person stands in and works from the bucket or platform. Some cherry pickers are equipped with a duplicate set of controls that allow operators to manipulate the position of the bucket themselves. Some cherry pickers have telescoping capability to adjust the reach of the device, usually with automatic safety controls to prevent tipping over. Other models use articulating boom sections. Cherry pickers run either on electric power supplied from batteries or they use gasoline or diesel engines.
Variations on this term: Cherry Picker may also be referred to as: Orderpicker, Order Picker or Order Selector
Ask your Raymond Handling Concepts Sales Rep about new, used or rental availability of cherry pickers. Click here or call us today at 1-800-675-2500.