Mechanical Order Picking Device eliminates bending, pulling.

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Made of steel to hold up to 1,200 lb, Pick-Plank affixes to pallet and converts each pick slot from static to dynamic storage position. This allows all items on pallet to be accessible from aisle and helps eliminate bending and pulling. Mechanical order picking device, suitable for case picking less than full pallet from man aboard order picker, eliminates need for picker to reach or crawl into storage position. Design also improves warehouse space utilization, safety, and pick rates.

Original Press Release:

UNEX Manufacturing Announces Pick-Plank

Order Picking Device for Pallets Allows Items on Pallet to be Accessible From Aisle Eliminating Bending and Pulling

Lakewood, NJ – UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the trusted industry leader in providing innovative order picking solutions, announces Pick-Plank, a mechanical order picking device that affixes to a pallet and converts each pick slot from a static to a dynamic storage position, allowing all items on a pallet to be accessible from the aisle. It is suitable for case picking less than full pallet from a man aboard order picker, eliminating the need for the picker to have to reach or crawl into the storage position. UNEX Pick-Plank improves space utilization in the warehouse, provides a safe and ergonomic pick and increases pick rates.

“Prior to Pick-Plank, workers are required to work inside the storage structure, making them reach and bend to pick items, causing stress and strain on the picker’s body,” said Brian Neuwirth, VP Sales and Marketing at UNEX Manufacturing, Inc. “Because the picker doesn’t have to climb inside the storage structure to reach items at the back of the structure, picking rates are improved and vertical space between shelves in the storage unit is at a minimal, allowing you to save space within your warehouse.”

The Pick-Plank is made of industrial steel to hold up to 1200 lbs. Once items in the front are picked, the worker unlocks the guide and easily slides the back half of the pallet to the front position, moving all products to the front of the aisle, making for a quicker and easier pick procedure.

Features and Benefits of the Pick-Plank Solution:

• Retrofits to any standard GMA pallet so it easily installs on most pallets in your warehouse.

• Solid surface carrier allows typically un-conveyable items due to packaging, shape and size to be carried.

• Locking, self-contained pull bar stabilizes loads during transportation.

• Movable carrier allows rear half of load to move to the front, allowing workers to pick products more ergonomically with minimal reach. It eliminates the need for entry clearance and maximizes storage density.

• Roller bearing carrier slide pulls items forward with gentle force

• Solid steel construction to support up to 1200 lbs.

About UNEX Manufacturing, Inc.

Founded in 1964, UNEX is the trusted industry leader in order picking solutions that maximize space usage, increase pick rates and improve ergonomics. UNEX offers a full range of order picking solutions, including their patented carton flow solution Span-Track, a full line of gravity conveyor products tailored to the order picking process andUNEX Flow Cells for durable, modular and portable storage for the manufacturing floor. Using an extensive distribution channel, the company ensures local support is available for every customer, no matter the location, exceeding customer expectations through continuous improvement, customer service and empowered employees. UNEX is an ISO-certified company committed to quality and bringing value to customers in the wine & spirits distribution, food & beverage, retail and manufacturing industries. For more information, visit:

Contact info:

Kevin Cupples

Marketing Associate

Unex Manufacturing, Inc.

691 New Hampshire Avenue   |   Lakewood, NJ   |   08701

P: 732-928-2800 x 646

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