POY Finalist: Order picker
Finalist in Material Handling Systems in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
EKS 208/308 order pickers offer high picking performance in high-rack warehouse applications. With load capacities up to 2,200 lbs and order picking heights up to 236 in., the EKS 208 is specially designed for flexibility in wide aisles. Its narrow chassis size, just 35.5 in. wide, offers maximum maneuverability in very narrow aisles.
The EKS 308, with 3,000-lb load capacity and order picking heights up to 402 in., offers high throughput performance. Both order pickers set new standards in flexibility, energy efficiency, and ergonomics.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.