Order pickers are regularly used in narrow aisle warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers. Order pickers are built to take the operator up to the rack, so they can reach a specific order. For those removing individual items from a shelf, order pickers are a great option for narrow aisles, NA, or very narrow aisles, VNA. Order pickers are not commonly used to pick up large loads, but to pick up small or individual items. They offer more flexibility for these narrow aisle environments than a traditional forklift.
Order pickers are electrically powered and require rechargeable batteries. They offer both manual steering or electronic steering. Electronically steered order pickers are guided with wires, typically under the warehouse floor, or mechanically with special profiles fitted on both sides of the aisle and attached to the warehouse floor.