Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Higher and faster Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi has released a high-level order picker for which it claims the highest pick height and the fastest lift speed on the market. The 48 Volt OPBH10NH model features an AC hydraulic motor, and can pick at heights up to 11.5 metres.

A 24-volt model (OPBH10N) with DC lift has also been launched, for applications that don’t require such high and fast lifts. Both series share the same specification as standard, with particular focus on ergonomic features.

In both models the lifting mechanism is located under the cabin floor. As a result, the cabin wall is thinner, which makes it easier to reach loads. The pallet lift can raise loads to a maximum height of 750 cm. By splitting the control unit, access to the load has been improved, and the risk of accidentally operating controls while leaning to reach the load has been reduced.

Interesting innovations include joystick control, as well as an inductive hand detector which will not allow operation of the truck unless both hands are safely within the cabin.

Controls can be located on the fork side or the mast side, depending on the application, and three chassis widths and four cabin widths are available.

A pin-code starter pad linked to a new generation electronic control system enables engineers to programme a wide range of performance parameters via the truck’s own display screen – with no need for connection to a laptop computer.

Other features include regenerative braking and high capacity batteries.