Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Five new offerings kick off golden jubilee celebrations

Jungheinrich is celebrating its golden jubilee with four new forklift products and a hand pallet truck. The new models comprise the Series 2 reach truck; a cold store reach truck cab; the DFG/TFG ic-engine counterbalance range; the EKX narrow aisle stacker; and a hand pallet truck.

The latest Series 2 range of electric reach trucks starts with the 48-volt class with capacities of 1,400 and 1,600kg, and available as the ETV with a standard width of 1,270mm and the smaller ETM version at 1,170mm. Advantages of the two are their high speed, advanced manoeuvrability through the 360° steering and sophisticated ergonomics.

Also, the range’s regenerative deceleration means that up to a fifth of the energy is fed back to the battery, enabling the trucks to work up to two shifts on a single battery charge. This, says Jungheinrich, dispenses with the need for large charging stations and expensive battery changes.

The trucks have a travel speed of 14km/h while lift speeds have been increased by up to 26%.

The cold store cab has been introduced in conjunction with the Series 2 reach trucks ETV 214/216. Two powerful heaters positioned in the footwell and at the top of the cab ensure comfortable working conditions for the operator while large windows constructed from safe, scratch-resistant coated polycarbonate give “excellent” visibility. Heated windows are available as an option.

Fresh is supplied into the cab via well-positioned air ducts to give the driver a pleasant working environment. Also, the control of all electric components is through a clearly arranged operating console.

Jungheinrich expects to sell 50 of these cold store models in their first year of production.

The manufacturer now offers a comprehensive range of both electric and engine-powered forklifts and its latest offerings in the ic-engine counterbalance sector are diesel and gas models in the four to five tonne capacity range. Designated DFG (diesel) and TFG (gas) 40 – 50 range come in capacities of 4,000, 4,500 and 5,000kg.

The new trucks are available with hydrostatic or hydrodynamic drive units. Hydrostatic trucks are useful in applications where frequent directional changes are required while hydrodynamic models perform well in medium to long-distance operations where the auto shift twin speed transmission.

The EKZ narrow aisle stacker is aimed at the market for a man-up truck with the relatively low lift heights of up to 7.5m. It comes in 1,000, 1,250 and 1,500kg capacities and a choice of lift heights ranging from 4m to 14.5m. The EKX features regenerative braking and lowering, three-phase ac drive system, Can-Bus technology for customising and fault-finding, and an ergonomically designed cab.

The stacker’s cab is now 100mm longer making it one of the most spacious in the very narrow aisle (VNA) sector. A Macrolon screen shields the operator from wind-chill where warehouses are unheated.

Finally, the new AM 2200 hand pallet truck features an improved capacity of 2,200kg. It also comprises an optimised hydraulic system which reduces the necessary pumping effort from the operator. With fast lift – for loads up to 120kg – now supplied as standard on the new truck, only three pump actions are needed to lift the pallet from the floor and five will raise the forks to their maximum lift height.

For further information tel: 0161 946 6600.