When companies choose to stack trucks, many companies first look at the brand, because a good stacker brand can not only provide work efficiency, but also in use.
There will be too much resource loss in the product; what should you pay attention to when choosing a stacker? The following is a basic introduction to the selection:
(1) Select the stacker according to the job function
The basic operation functions of the stacker are divided into horizontal handling, stacking/removing, loading/unloading, and picking. According to the job function that the company wants to achieve, it can be initially determined from the company’s product line from the company. In addition, the special operation function will affect the specific configuration of the stacker, such as the paper roll, molten iron, etc., and the stacker attachment tool is required to complete the special function.
(2) Select the stacker according to the operation requirements
Stacking operation requirements include general requirements such as pallet or cargo specifications, lifting height, working channel width, and climbing grade. At the same time, it is also necessary to consider work habits (such as habitual driving or standing driving) and work efficiency (different models have different efficiency) Other requirements.
(3) Working environment
If the goods or warehouse environment that the company needs to carry is required for environmental protection such as noise or exhaust emissions, it should be considered when selecting the model and configuration. If it is in a cold storage or in an environment with explosion-proof requirements, the configuration of the stacker should also be cold storage or explosion-proof. Carefully examine the locations that the forklift needs to pass through, and envisage possible problems, such as whether the height of the door has an impact on the stacker when entering or leaving the warehouse; the height of the elevator and the impact of the load on the stacker when entering and leaving the elevator; Whether the floor bearing meets the corresponding requirements, and so on.
Note: When selecting and determining the configuration, the manufacturer of the stacker should be described in detail and field surveyed to ensure that the purchased stacker is fully compliant with the needs of the company. Even after completing the analysis of the above steps, there are still several models that can meet the above requirements at the same time. At this point, you need to pay attention to the following aspects:
1 Different models, different work efficiency, then the number of forklifts required, the number of drivers is different, will lead to a series of cost changes, see the performance evaluation part of this article on the cost of the discussion.
2 If the stacker is working in the warehouse, the width of the passage required for different models is different, and the lifting capacity is also different, which will bring about changes in the warehouse layout, such as changes in the storage capacity of the goods.
3 Changes in the number of models and their numbers will affect fleet management and many other aspects.
4 Different models have different market holdings, and their after-sales support capabilities are different. For example, the low-driving three-way stacker and the high-driving three-way stacker are both narrow-channel forklift series, which can be in a narrow channel (1.5~ 2.0 m) Complete stacking/stacking and picking up. However, the former cab cannot be lifted, so the operating field is poor and the work efficiency is low. Since the latter can fully cover the former’s functions and its performance is superior, the sales volume in the latter market in Europe is 4 to 5 times higher than that in the former and more than 6 times in China. Therefore, most of the suppliers focus on the development of high-driving three-way stackers, while the low-driving three-way stacker forklifts are only used in small tonnages and low lift heights (usually within 6 meters). When the market sales are small, the service capacity of the after-sales service engineers, engineer experience, and parts inventory level will be relatively weak.
For the positioning of the stacker brand, you should pay attention to the following requirements:
First, the forklift brand used in the industry with poor working environment and heavy workload is taken as the reference object, and the forklift that can withstand the harsh environment is a good forklift.
Second, the manufacturer’s stacker, the ex-factory price is always lower than the price of the agent sales. If the user finds that the price of the same type of product is much lower than the price of the forklift production factory when comparing the price on the Internet, please beware of fraud. Do not think that the price is low, you can buy it immediately, thinking that you can buy high quality and low price products. On the contrary, the product quality with low price will definitely have problems.
Third, to understand the strength and background of the manufacturer in certain areas, you can check online or through the relevant friends, more important than knowing a forklift from the surface.
Fourth, most companies pay more attention to the brand and quality rather than the price trend, do not follow the trend, even if the same product, different manufacturers design ideas are not exactly the same, then the ordering forklift companies must take into account the safety of the forklift you buy problem. Can not simply consider the price is cheap.
5. It is best for enterprises to order forklifts through manufacturers. Now there are more online sales units, and there are not many real manufacturers. The real production company is welcome to visit the factory. Even if there is no spot in the workshop, at least there are at least semi-finished products and accessories. If there is nothing, it can only be said that it is not a real manufacturer.
6. After understanding and familiarizing with the entire product and manufacturer, I will make the final decision. I believe that 90% of the choices are correct, and the products purchased for them are also reassuring.