Manual Stacker
Semi Electric Stacker

Aakash’s range of stackers is designed to enhance productivity, ensure safety and optimize returns. Learn more about Manual Stacker and Semi-Electric Stacker as you read.

Our comprehensive portfolio has something for every application, accounting for different space limits, load sizes, floor conditions, operation time, and other needs. Aakash’s command over innovation, engineering, and design is fortified by its commitment to quality and dedicated service. In line with its legacy of innovation, Aakash’s stackers excel through advanced electronic control, ergonomics, and maneuverability. Ensuring enhanced workflows and boosted productivity, Aakash Stackers are a value addition now as well as in the long run.

What is a stacker?

Stacker is an essential material handling equipment. It is designed to stack, or store, goods in a vertical configuration, mostly on pallets. Stackers can be manual in nature or powered by electricity. They are mainly used in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centres to handle goods. It helps to improve storage efficiency and organization.

Uses of Stacker

Stacker is one of the most efficient material handling equipment. Some of the uses of stackers are as under:

  1. Storing items on Pallets: Stackers are used to stacking items on pallets in a vertical configuration. It helps to optimize space and increase storage efficiency.
  2. Loading and Unloading: It can be used to load and unload items from vehicles like trucks. This increases the speed of the loading/unloading process and reduces manual labor.
  3. Organizing: It is essential for retail stores, warehouses, and distribution centers to organize items so it is easier to find them. Stacker helps to organize items efficiently.
  4. Move Heavy loads: The lifting mechanism helps to lift and move heavy loads safely.
  5. Container loading/unloading: To speed up the process, a stacker is used to load and unload heavy shipping containers.
  6. Manufacturing Units: Stackers are used to moving raw and unfinished material from one place to another in a manufacturing unit.

Manual Stacker v/s Electric Stacker , which one to choose?

A manual stacker is powered by manual labor, rather than electricity or any other form of power. It is made up of a platform, lifting mechanism, and caster wheels to make it portable. The handle or lever is used to raise and lower the lifting mechanism, which further facilitates the platform to go up and down. Manual lifters are ideal for lighter loads and shorter distance

They are commonly used in warehouses, distribution centers, and facilities where manual labor is required. They are cheaper than powered stackers and can be used where electricity is not available or the environment is hazardous.

On other hand, a semi-electric stacker combines the power of an electric motor and a traditional manual lifters. It typically has an electric motor that enables the platform to lift up and lower the load. But the operator still needs to steer and move the stacker on his own.

Manual pallets are ideal for lighter loads while Semi-Electric stackers can lift heavy loads with less effort. The electric motor is more precise and controlled than manual lifting. Moreover, semi-electric stackers are faster than manual stackers and that helps to save a lot of time.

While manual stacker is cheaper and does not require a power supply. This makes it ideal for use in remote or outdoor locations. They are portable as they stand on caster wheels and can be moved from one place to another. Moreover, they are maintenance-free as they do not use a motor or battery. On the other hand, a Semi-electric one requires a constant supply of electricity. Hence the choice to buy depends on the nature of the project.

In conclusion, the choice between stackers depends on the specific task at hand. If the requirement is to lift heavy loads and requires speed and precision semi-electric is the best choice. However, if cost, portability, and no dependence on the power supply are of importance then a manual lifter stacker may be a better option.

  • FAQs
  • How does a stacker work?
    A stacker works by using a lifting mechanism to lift and lower the platform. The operator uses a lever to control the movement of the lifting mechanism. It helps the load to move up and down.
  • What are the different types of stackers?
    Depending on how they are powered, stackers can be divided into manual lifter stackers, semi-electric stackers (AC-operated), and Semi electric stackers ( DC Operated).
  • What are the advantages of using a stacker?
    A stacker helps to improve storage efficiency and organization. It helps to speed up the loading and unloading process, eliminating the need for manual labor. It enables to lift off heavy loads smoothly.
  • Difference between AC and DC-operated Semi-Electric stackers?
    The main difference is the type of electrical power that they use. AC -alternating current stackers use electrical power that alternates in direction and voltage. AC motors are less expensive, but at the same time, they are less efficient and may require a larger motor size to achieve the same performance as DC motors. DC – direct current operated stacker uses electrical power that flows in one direction and has a continuous voltage level. This type of motor is generally used for industrial purposes where equipment requires precise speed and torque control.DC motors are not just efficient, they have precise speed control and are smaller in size. To summarize, AC stackers are cheaper, less efficient, and may require a larger motor to perform as well as a DC stacker in terms of speed and control.
  • How much weight can a stacker lift?
    The load capacity depends on the type and model of the stacker. However, typically manual stackers can lift up to around 500- 700 kgs, while powered stackers can lift up to 5000 kgs or more.
  • Can stackers be used outdoors?
    Few models of stackers are designed for outdoor usage. However, it is always suggestible to consider outside conditions, such as temperature and wpm before making a decision.