Linde L16 Hydraulic & Power Question

Hi Guys,

I have two maybe seemingly odd questions I wondered if the people here may be able to advise me on.

Essentially, we have a mezzanine floor, and are having a custom cage built for our Linde L16 stacker for getting items up and down the mezzanine.

The stacker is parked in a permanent place and does not move - it's job is purely as a lift device for the mezzanine floor......which brings me to the following questions;

1) The stacker is currently on battery.... This is a bit annoying as after some action, we need to charge the unit which is done by unplugging the unit from the battery - so renders the stacker useless while it charges. We are electricians here - but don't know the unit itself or the electrics/mechanics of how they work.....

So in short my question is whether it is possible to wire the charger straight into the truck so it runs permanently off the mains power fed via the charger? We would replace the connectors on the unit so if we did want to drive it we could plug the battery in - but for it's parked position, it would ideally be permanently plugged into the mains somehow.

2) Because of the purpose of the lift - assuming that we parked it in a single position, is there a way to have a remote for the up/down? It would seem that the system is hydraulic, and I've no idea how these work......but I am wondering if it is even possible? But ideally, we'd have a leaver/control point as it currently is on the unit - and one at the top of the mezzannine.

Hopefully that all makes sense?

These are questions of principle, and exploring possibilities. Of course, any work undertake will be done by or checked at least by someone suitable qualified and trained - but I wondered if it was in principle possible?

  • Posted 14 Dec 2014 14:06
  • Discussion started by Neil
  • Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Concerning the hydraulics - technically everything is possible, the issue is, how safe it is. I wonder, what will be the reaction of your domestic Certification Office.
Please advice the exact description (model, type, serial number) of the truck.
  • Posted 19 Dec 2014 02:00
  • Reply by Karait
  • Poland
I know your deepest secret fear...
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I think we will just have to *** it and see with regards to the battery.

Any thoughts in regards to the hydraulics?

  • Posted 19 Dec 2014 00:16
  • Reply by Neil
  • Berkshire, United Kingdom
Don't try to use the truck while charging the battery with the in-built charger.
You'll burn the charger and it's extremely expensive.

Perhaps you should get the second battery, locate it just near the truck.
Get some extension cable and use the batteries alternately just switching the plugs between the truck and the charger.
At the end of the day it may be economically reasonable.
  • Posted 19 Dec 2014 00:12
  • Reply by Karait
  • Poland
I know your deepest secret fear...
I'm sure there's a built-in charger
but that does not mean that you need a good battery
  • Posted 17 Dec 2014 08:09
  • Reply by michel_v
  • noord holland, Netherlands
I am pretty sure that Linde offers an "On board" charger as an option for this truck. Check with your local Linde dealer.
  • Posted 16 Dec 2014 09:37
  • Reply by duodeluxe
  • United States
Sounds like a waste of a forklift to use in this manner.....one place i worked at had the same situation and they bought a forklift mast and mounted it to a round pipe on a frame work,then hooked it up to a hydraulic system with control valve and plumbed it all to where the person could operate it. Was used to raise pallets of 55 lb bags to a manufacturing process on the second floor.....if needed you could get a mast with a reach attachment on it to set the pallet in place on the second floor.......just a thought......wouldnt need the whole forklift just the lift system
  • Posted 15 Dec 2014 08:08
  • Reply by kevin_t
  • Pennsylvania, United States
hello Neil,
well in short... no you cannot use the charger as a power source for the lift. They both run on different frequencies for starters, the amp draw from the lift is something the charger is not designed to withstand. Most of the time when a charger is plugged into a lift bad things happen like logic meltdown's etc.

secondly if you want to modify the lift with a remote it generally is encouraged and in most cases instant to call the mfg of the machine to get approval on any modifications.

Now from what you have described in your operation a lift truck might be a bad way to handle the product, in your application you may be better going with a lift table or conveyor lift. The reason i suggest this is for safety sake and safe product handling and operator safety.
I deal with a company that has all sorts of these and can even custom build one to your specifications.
h t t p://w w w.southworthproducts.com/content50.html

^^^^^^^^^^ remove the spaces i added in the link or just google southworth.
  • Posted 15 Dec 2014 06:58
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
You've been swooped!

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