Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new highly efficient, emissions-free lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology for its 5-9 ton electric forklift truck range. Already commonly used in a wide range of products, from consumer electronics to electric cars, Li-ion technology brings significant advantages over traditional lead-acid batteries for electric forklift equipment.
Li-ion batteries can be fast-charged during breaks in work, significantly improving the productivity of forklifts. They also eliminate the need for frequent battery changes as well as costly additional batteries and the associated equipment required to replace them. Because charging is emissions-free, the batteries can be charged anywhere in the facility, removing the need for expensive acid-protected charging areas. Furthermore, Li-ion batteries last three to five times longer than lead-acid batteries, are cooler and waste less energy in overcharge.
Peter Ivarsson, Director Sales and Marketing, Forklift Trucks at Kalmar: “Our electric forklift trucks already offer savings from fewer and shorter standstills, faster and simpler maintenance, and longer service life. The new Li-ion battery technology makes them even more attractive as investment. This improvement is a great example of how we support our customers’ operational and environmental goals through developing cost-effective and sustainable solutions.”
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.
Just another example of why Kalmar is the leader in Big Forklift Truck Technology!