An electric straddle stacker is a type of industrial material handling equipment that is commonly used to lift and move heavy loads within warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and other commercial environments. It is called a "straddle" stacker because the legs of the machine can be adjusted to straddle a load, allowing it to be lifted and moved.
The electric straddle stacker is powered by an electric motor, making it an environmentally friendly alternative to gas-powered forklifts. It is also quieter, which can be beneficial in indoor environments. The stacker typically features a battery that can be recharged, allowing for extended use throughout the workday.
Electric straddle stackers come in various sizes and weight capacities, making them suitable for different types of applications. They are commonly used to move pallets, drums, and other heavy loads. They can also be used to lift loads to higher elevations, such as onto shelves or racks.
When operating an electric straddle stacker, it is important to follow proper safety procedures, such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, ensuring the load is stable and balanced before lifting, and following designated traffic routes within the work environment