Combilift officially launched the latest addition to its product portfolio in a virtual press conference on February 3. The new Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) is a pioneering stand-on electric powered model that combines the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift and an order picker for versatile operation in warehousing applications.
The development of this model was influenced by customer feedback, as well as the recent soaring growth of e-commerce.
“Customers already using the Aisle Master for space saving, storage and efficiency in their warehouse asked if we could redevelop the Aisle Master to meet their ever-growing demand for order picking customized orders”, said Martin McVicar, CEO, Combilift.
The main feature of this unit is the step-through operator compartment which has design copyright protection across multiple markets worldwide. The low floor height of just 11 inches enables convenient, single step access from both sides of the truck which speeds up order picking compared to the operator having to get on and off from a seated position.
The AME-OP truck reportedly has all the key advantages of the conventional Aisle Master: indoor/outdoor, for loading/offloading and for stock replenishment at other times during shifts when order picking is complete.
The Aisle Master-OP is available in a number of variants, with lift capacities up to 3,300-6,000 pounds, lift heights up to 39 feet and can operate in aisles as narrow as 72 inches. It features a patented chain steering system, which reportedly allows the truck to articulate more than 205 degrees, with an inline drive motor and front drive axle assembly, all of which enable narrower aisle operation.
The multifunctional programmable joystick control lever in the operator compartment, which includes controls for the hydraulics and traction, is adjustable to enable comfortable and ergonomic working conditions for operators of all sizes. The Operator Presence Detection floor pad engages the parking brake automatically when the operator steps off the truck to carry out order picking.
For more information, visit https://combilift.com.