New A160X: the power of lithium forklift trucks also conquers France
Further confirmation of the cutting-edge technological advancements made by Carer's Research and Development departments: two new A160X forklift trucks, powered by lithium batteries, will move the components of wind turbines in a French power plant.
With the purchase of two new A160X forklifts by the Wind Power division of a major European multinational operating in the energy sector, Carer has achieved yet another great success, testifying to the level of technical innovation that distinguishes the production of its Research and Development departments.
The new forklift trucks were chosen to handle particular components of wind turbines in a power plant in France. Carer was able to beat the competition thanks to the special features of its new A160X electric forklifts: first and foremost, the winning combination of extremely high performance in terms of torque, acceleration and travel speed (20 km/h) and long operating autonomy, which make them an absolutely competitive tool for material handling compared to diesel forklifts of equal capacity. In addition, their "green" soul meets the requirements of international environmental protection standards, which was another winning element for a customer operating in the alternative energy sector. The A160X is not only suitable for outdoors, but also for indoor handling of heavy loads as it has no polluting emissions.
A further strength of the A160X is its 144 V, 1600 Ah lithium batteries: the battery charger with 60 kW output power operates in parallel (30 + 30 kW) to fully recharge the battery in less than 3 hours. In addition, the lithium batteries also allow fast-charging (or opportunity charging), a very useful option for continuous cycle applications with short stops, like the one in which the two Carer forklifts will operate. Charging can be done in all conditions, whether the forklift truck is on or off.
Added to this is the fact that the modular layout of the batteries makes it possible to increase or reduce the installed ampere-hour capacities available on Carer forklift trucks to suit the customer's needs.
Carer has also devised a LBSM (Lithium Battery controlled Shutdown Management), which simulates the behaviour of lead-acid batteries and allows the auxiliary devices that interact with the logistics, which require a continuous release of energy, to remain switched on even when the machine is off. In fact, with lead-acid batteries, energy is always available for use; lithium batteries, on the other hand, have a switch that turns them off when the truck is turned off. Thanks to the LBSM device, lithium batteries also remain live for a certain period of time, so that devices and accessories can continue to be powered.
The continuous energy from the battery thus makes it possible to keep the devices integrated with the loading-unloading and shipping system connected to the company's logistics management system powered on board the machine at all times: whether it is switched on, off or charging.
With lithium batteries, the new A160X forklift trucks are able to cover an entire work shift, while still providing the speed and lifting performance comparable to that of diesel forklift trucks; the compact dimensions ensure manoeuvrability and handling even in tight spaces, thanks also to a drive with dedicated inverters and a lifting system that makes it possible to exploit the power of the various motors used. These features allow all manoeuvres to be carried out simultaneously and therefore guarantee considerable time savings, as well as smoother handling.
For more information on the range of Carer electric forklifts, contact us by writing to email@example.com or by calling +39 0545.1938010.
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