A stock picker or order picker equipment is very like a regular forklift. It has hydraulic forks able to raise a pallet. Order pickers could also lift the operator up to high places, which is a feature that lift trucks presently do not provide. Usually, order pickers are operated by electricity. These machinery are mostly used in a warehouse setting. Most often they are utilized for moving pallets and completing particular tasks in the shelving and stocking department.
The order picker operator sits up on a platform where they operate the controls. These controls help to direct the machinery forward, backward or steer it from side to side. As soon as the operator has positioned the unit in place the blades can be lifted up to the required level that makes it really convenient for the operator. For instance, if the materials needed, are situated on a shelf which the operator cannot reach, then entire platform can be lifted up to certain level. Due to the counterweight situated at the other end, the unit remains balanced, even at higher levels.
The platform is then lowered back to its original position after the order has been picked. The order picker is then driven or directed to its next location. With the majority of models, it is possible to move the order picker while the platform is raised, however, several companies may have procedures and policies in place preventing such maneuvers in the name of safety. An order picker is also able to put pallets on a shelf. Forklifts and stackers could be utilized to finish these particular tasks at several companies instead.