The growing demand for alternative power solutions continues to drive evolution. This sparks opportunities to find new solutions and gains in product design. The new Yale® ERP25-30VLL Series counterbalance forklift truck is engineered around an integrated lithium-ion battery, enabling space in the operator cabin to be optimised.
The Yale ERP25-30VLL Series offers all the benefits of lithium-ion power in a counterbalance truck: its fully-integrated battery requires zero maintenance, while opportunity charging enables the truck to complete a dual-shift operation without having to remove and replace its battery, unlike a conventional lead-acid based solution.
As the truck has been designed around the power source, the additional gains made in the operator compartment puts the ERP25-30VLL at the forefront of innovation in the materials handling industry.
A focus on ergonomics
The integrated lithium-ion battery sits low within the ERP25-30VLL truck. As a result, the truck enjoys ergonomic features that benefit the operator, which in turn enables high productivity.
The large open compartment maximises comfort and convenience, such as additional foot space and leg room. A low seat and floor plate in the ERP25-30VLL allows easy access to and from the truck, while creating additional head clearance. The extra space allows the truck to be fitted with comfortable seat options, such as air suspension, while the truck’s low centre of gravity brings enhanced drive quality and truck handling in corners.
Flexibility of operations
Customers with medium to heavy duty applications can benefit from the charging flexibility of the ERP25-30VLL. Its lithium-ion power is a good choice for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, where clean operations are essential, as no emissions are given off in the charging process.
The ERP25-30VLL can also be used in temperature controlled environments, such as cold-stores, down to -20°C ambient temperature. As the lithium-ion battery is directly connected to the telemetry system, it can adjust its performance based on its operating environment. The in-built heater keeps the battery’s temperature above 0°C while charging.
Ivor Wilkinson, Solutions Manager at Yale said: “Our new fully-integrated lithium-ion truck showcases the innovative vision of Yale to develop the future of motive power. The ERP25-30VLL offers all the benefits of lithium-ion power: high efficiency, charging flexibility, zero maintenance. It embraces technology that enhances our customers’ productivity while keeping operations costs low. We believe it is a powerful addition to our product range.”
Terex Finlay rolled out the first production unit of its fourth generation 883+ heavy duty screener this month which was built at the state-of-the-art Terex Materials Processing facility in Hosur in July 2020. The Hosur facility currently manufactures Terex Finlay crushers and screens and has a strong manufacturing presence in India for many years now. Viraj Parthi General Manager Terex Finlay says “our focus has always been on ‘Make in India’ solutions and the NEW Terex® Finlay 883+ is highly versatile and adaptable machine suitable for working in quarrying mining construction & demolition waste topsoil recycling sand gravel coal and aggr...
The small island of Mauritius is currently implementing an important big project – the construction of a 37 kilometre tram system. Also on board the project are four Mercedes-Benz Unimog vehicles which are to be used as rescue and assistance vehicles on the rails. For this purpose the U 423 vehicles were equipped with rail technology from the Zagro company based in Bad Rappenau southern Germany. Zagro is a "Unimog ExpertPartner" – a status which is issued to bodybuilders who fulfil especially high criteria in terms of service quality and technology. Two of the Unimog vehicles are equipped with an elevating work platform and will be used for ma...
Rand-Air is the recognised leader when it comes to the provision of portable air and power in the local rental market. Based on an entrenched ethos of exceeding customers’ expectations and through the regular training and development of its people the company services a wide variety of sectors including the renewable energy industry. Located in a remote part of the Eastern Cape province there is a wind farm project that forms part of a 700 MW wind capacity renewable tender and – when completed and running at full capacity – will generate more than 460 GWh of clean electricity annually. The project involves the erection of 46 wind turbines in o...