Stackers: advantages and features

The stacker is a warehouse equipment that is used for lifting, storing and transporting whole loads. With this device, you can improve the operation of the enterprise by increasing the productivity and functionality of employees, as well as making more efficient use of available space in the warehouse.

Attention: the main difference between a stacker and a forklift is that it is designed specifically for lifting loads to a height with subsequent stacking. It does not have a cab and some models do not have an engine to facilitate transport and lifting.

The self-propelled stacker has good maneuverability. It moves with ease in narrow aisles at a speed of 5-7 km / h. This technique does not have a counterweight, so it is used for stacking small loads weighing 1–2 tons. The fork can lift up to 6 meters, but it all depends on the specific model.

Equipment types
There are three types of devices:

Self-propelled equipment. Allows you to work with the highest speed and efficiency. Typically used in medium to large warehouses. An electric motor is used to lift the fork. It is easy to operate, has high productivity, it is used in warehouses with high traffic.
The stacker is hydraulic. Refers to hand-held models. Allows you to lift loads to a height of two to three tiers using muscle strength, which is increased by hydraulics. Note that it is not necessary to employ a strong employee to work with this mechanism. The main thing is that he knows how to handle it.
Electric models. Used in modern warehouses. They have a low cost and good efficiency. Suitable for medium and large enterprises with high loads. They are distinguished by reliability, efficiency and mobility. During operation, their rollers and wheels may wear out, but they can be easily purchased at this link
Which stackers to choose for your warehouse? Proceed from its size and workload. For lightly loaded small rooms, a hydraulic device is suitable, for medium - electric, for large - self-propelled.

Attention: stackers have small wheels, so they can only be used in rooms with a flat floor. They will not be able to move on the ground or rubble.

Equipment advantages
The advantages of this technique include:

Maneuverability and compactness. This allows you to work in confined spaces, stack goods on racks with high precision, lifting them to a height of 6 meters.
Good efficiency. Aggregates can be used to perform multiple tasks and thus replace other mechanisms.
Convenient control with a special rotary handle. There is no need to apply special efforts during work.
Ecological cleanliness. The equipment does not produce exhaust fumes, unlike the forklift. It can be used in rooms with people.
Operator safety. The units are provided with special systems that protect against overturning, etc.
What is the depreciation group of the stacker, do I need to register it? It belongs to the 3rd group. If the equipment is equipped with an electric motor weaker than 4 kW, then registration documents are not needed for it.