Jungheinrich has launched a narrow-aisle Kombi Stacker – the EKX 514-516 electric order picker and trilateral forklift which, it says, will work two shifts on one battery charge.
It uses new motor technology that combines the performance and energy efficiency of a synchronous motor with the low maintenance and cost advantages of a three-phase AC motor. Jungheinrich said this converts around 93 per cent of the energy consumed into actual output, cutting energy losses by half.
The stacker has a payload capacity of 1.6 tonnes and a lift height of 18 metres.
Jungheinrich said the new unit eliminates the need for extra batteries on a two-shift operation and cuts down on requirements for charging stations and extra manpower.
Steve Richmond, director of Jungheinrich’s Systems & Projects Division, said: “This is no idle promise. If a battery fails to hold a charge for two full shifts, Jungheinrich will replace it free of charge.”