With efficiency of the warehouse top of the agenda for wholesalers across the UK, they are increasingly looking for ways in which to reduce their energy consumption while maintaining their productivity – and leading forklift truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling offers perfect solutions to achieve this.
Linde’s new EVO range of innovative electric forklift trucks help not only to reduce costs but also to improve driving performance while reducing overall energy consumption by up to 16 per cent.
These innovative electric trucks are among the most widely used forklifts, as they have been specifically tailored to handle load capacities up to 2.0 tonnes. Additionally the truck settings can be tailored to suit individual customer needs from high performance to low energy consumption.
The trucks also benefit from intervals of 1000 hours between services and a computerised diagnostics system, resulting in reduced operating costs and high uptime ratios. They are also fitted with a new “real-time indicator” which allows operators to make optimum use of the energy reserves, precisely recording energy consumption and indicating the remaining battery energy on the multifunction display.
The leading forklift truck manufacturer has also incorporated new lithium-ion batteries exclusively designed for Linde into its 1.6 to 2.0 tonne pedestrian pallet trucks which offer customers a reduction in energy costs while increasing productivity.
The lithium-ion batteries offer high energy density with the ability to store twice the amount of useable energy in the same battery box as the traditional lead acid batteries and are significantly quicker and more efficient to charge.
In addition to the electric truck range and the lithium ion batteries, Linde has also recently launched four new models to its extensive portfolio of reach trucks that are specifically designed for light to medium duty applications and features an entry level of equipment that still enables operators to work comfortably.
The Linde R10B to R16B models in the 1.0 to 1.6-tonne load capacity range supplement the current reach truck series as entry-level models, but still retain some of the key ergonomic and safety features of the Linde R14 to R20 Performance Series introduced to the market last year.
Jana Vitkova, warehouse product manager at Linde Material Handling (UK) commented “At Linde we aim to continue to offer our customers with the most cost-effective and efficient way of operating their warehouses and helping them to make cost and time savings wherever possible.”