Beumer Corp. has introduced the Parcel Picker, a semi-automatically operated machine that enables efficient bulk unloading without physical strain and can help increase throughput in logistic centers.
It consists of a modified stationary telescopic belt conveyor and an unloading unit connected on the face side that is operated by the employee. The unit is pushed by the telescoping belt conveyor. The main component is the package manipulator. The operator uses it to pull the packages from the top onto the conveying technology.
A special attachment, mounted flexibly at the front end, supports proper package handling and prevents damages. The package manipulator is ergonomically designed and is suspended from its center of gravity to make it neutral in weight, so that the operator does not have to carry it. The packages do not have to be lifted, which means almost no physical strain for the operator. At the same time, the operator’s productivity is increased because the work is less exhausting.