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                   March-April 2021 | | ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION
  Combilift masters the aisles
Combilift has officially launched the latest addition to its product portfolio, the new Aisle Master-OP.
COMBILIFT’S latest Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) is a stand-on electric powered model that combines the advan- tages of a narrow aisle articu- lated forklift and an order picker for versatile operation in
warehousing applications.
The development of this model has
been influenced by customer feed- back, as well as the recent soaring growth of e-commerce.
“Customers already using the Aisle Master for space saving, storage and efficiency in their warehouses asked if we could redevelop the Aisle Master
to meet their ever-growing demand for picking customised orders,” says Martin McVicar, Combilift CEO.
The AME-OP is available in a num- ber of variants – with lift capabilities from 1500kg to 2500kg, lift heights of up to 15m – and can operate in aisles as narrow as 1650mm. It features a patented chain steering system, which allows the truck to articulate more than 205-degrees, and an inline drive motor and front drive axle, all of which enable narrower aisle operation.
“This is a major innovation in the warehousing sector and the versatility to use the one Aisle Master for
is available with lift capabilities from 1500kg to 2500kg, lift heights of up
to 15m, and
can operate in aisles as narrow as 1650mm.
multiple applications – narrow aisle operation, truck to rack handling, bulk picking and item order picking – will result in healthy demand for this new product in our home and export markets,” McVicar says.
The AME-OP is now a production model within Combilift, with units currently in build for four customers in the US and three in New Zealand.
In operation for 20 years in Australia, and headquartered in Ireland, Combilift manufactures articulated reach trucks, multi-direc- tional forklifts, and small to medium straddle carriers. ■
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