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Jungheinrich unveils totally new combi stacker

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article image Jungheinrich EKX 514-516 narrow aisle forklift

NTP Forklifts Australia announces the launch of a new range of narrow aisle forklifts from Jungheinrich featuring a payload capacity of 1,600 kilograms and a lift height of 17.5 metres. To be officially unveiled before a global trade audience at the LogiMAT 2016 exhibition in Stuttgart, the new Jungheinrich EKX 514-516 electric order picker and trilateral forklift is a combination stacker offering two-shift operation with a single battery; new synchronous reluctance motor; lower energy consumption with an intelligent lightweight design; and a vibration damping system for enhanced performance and safety on uneven floors.

Jungheinrich’s new combination stackers feature state-of-the-art control technology, completely new motor technology and an efficient energy management system. Its intelligent lightweight design makes use of high-strength steel, resulting in a weight reduction of 150 kilograms.

Dr Klaus-Dieter Rosenbach, Jungheinrich Board of Management member in charge of Logistics Systems Business, explains that the new combi stacker can be efficiently and economically operated over two shifts with a single battery charge. This means the truck can eliminate the need for extra batteries for two-shift operations as well as for charging stations and other expensive equipment, while reducing manpower requirements. Jungheinrich also offers free replacement if a battery fails to hold a charge for two full shifts.

Jungheinrich’s completely new motor technology is at the core of the EKX 514-516 combination stackers, and consists of a synchronous reluctance motor, which combines the high performance and energy efficiency of synchronous motors with the cost advantages and low maintenance requirements of three-phase AC asynchronous motors.

According to Rosenbach, the motor’s efficiency factor of IE31 is the highest achievable in forklift operations. The new motor technology converts around 93 percent of the energy consumed into actual output, cutting energy losses by half. He adds that energy consumption has been reduced by a further 15 percent compared to the previous model.

Jungheinrich has also introduced a patented vibration damping system for the first time in this model series. The optional Floor Pro module reduces lateral oscillations of the mast and driver’s cab, which are caused by uneven floors or other floor types not designed for narrow aisle forklifts.

Rosenbach explains that this system provides the user with the opportunity to travel more smoothly and up to 30 percent faster on substandard surfaces. The system is also easy on loads and the vehicle, helping reduce the level of maintenance.

The new EKX 514-516 is fitted with a number of different modules for process integration, including RFID technology, redundant height and distance measurement, and the Jungheinrich Logistics Interface. The optional Jungheinrich warehouse navigation system with semi-automatic target approach will help increase throughput by up to 25 percent.

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