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Industries Using Electric Forklifts

Carer Forklift Solutions
Thursday, 16 May 2019 ( #923 )
We at Carer recognize that many areas of technology are advancing at a rapid pace. This is largely due to what industry experts are referring to as an industrial revolution taking place around the world.

Electric motors and the batteries that supply power to them are becoming less expensive, more powerful, and less difficult to produce. It is the combination of these developments that has started this revolution, as more operations and jurisdictions are looking to reduce their emissions and environmental impact.

Though LPG and diesel equipment continue to be the most common in terms of usage, we at Carer believe full-scale change is on the horizon. Many operations and businesses are starting to look at their operating budget and seeing where they can reduce costs. The most obvious area is their fuel budget, but there are many other areas that can see a cost reduction due to switching over to electric.

Electric motor technology is here to stay, and Carer Electric forklifts is making it a reality for the material handling industry. Our lineup offers high capacity and performance along with reduced fuel consumption and emission output. This makes them the perfect choice for a variety of operations, both indoor and outdoor. The following is a list of the benefits our customers have experienced while operating a Carer electric forklift.

Lower maintenance costs. An internal combustion forklift typically has 1100 parts while a Carer electric forklift only has approximately 90 parts. This means that there is a significant reduction in wear and tear on internal components over time. Additionally, every repair takes less time due to easy access to every area of the forklift, reducing your downtime and optimizing uptime.

Lower emissions. Every Carer electric forklift produces zero total emissions. This means there is also no harmful carbon monoxide for operators or nearby workers to breathe, and no carbon dioxide greenhouse gasses to warm the climate.

For these reasons, electric forklifts are the ideal choice for indoor and warehouse situations. No harmful fumes mean no special and expensive ventilation is required to expel forklift exhaust. With the Carer electric forklifts, it doesn't just stop at the warehouse door. Unlike any other high capacity electric forklift, Carer can operate just as easily outside as it can inside, carrying over these benefits to both types of applications.

Less noise. One of the biggest complaints from operators, other staff, and neighboring businesses is that a fleet of IC trucks produce a lot of noise. With quieter electric machines, worksites become a pleasant environment and not a deafening one. The lithium batteries combine with Carer's 'Steer by Wire' technology, greatly reducing the noise associated with hydraulic steering and gear pumps. This ensures that every forklift runs quietly, even going so far as to eliminate the need for ear plugs for some models.

Industries Going Electric

By understanding some of the reasons the Electric revolution is becoming so widespread, we can better understand why the Material Handling Industry is embracing it. Time and time again, we are seeing our customers (both large and small) switch to electric instead of overhauling their entire operation or facility. The paper industry for example, has changed dramatically over recent years. Mills that once produced only magazine paper are now producing pulp and other products in order to stay afloat. Facilities are also producing larger paper rolls, meaning they have need for larger and more powerful machines.

The paper industry is one of the giant sectors in which Carer's high capacity electric forklifts are used. In fact, handling increasingly bigger and heavier reels allows our electric vehicles to shine, separate ourselves from all other solutions, and help the industry keep up with its demand.

With numerous model options available through Carer, you can choose a very specific solution for a very specific type of job. Even when fit with clamps and custom attachments, our electric forklift trucks ensure high productivity in confined spaces with impressive stability, especially when compared with traditional LPG or other electric models.

Storing, handling, and moving heavy and long loads of wood in a congested indoor/outdoor environment is a challenge faced by the lumber industry every day. Despite this challenge, the need to increase the size of the lumber and the loads being carried continues to be a trend. In this competitive landscape, efficiency, space, and keeping transportation costs to a minimum are all major areas of focus. This is where Carer is making an enormous difference to the industry.

In order to meet all these demands, an efficient, high capacity machine with maximum runtime capabilities is required. This is causing many lumber companies to wonder if their application has out grown their machines. The answer might be "yes" if they are talking about an IC truck, but as more and more lumber companies are using Carer's electric truck, they are feeling more confident about the future.  

Carer's A series truck is compact, powerful, and features higher ground clearance. This allows operators to quickly move large loads over debris-covered lumber yards and through the warehouse, all while eliminating indoor fumes, machine noise, and the risk of fire.

Steel plants, forging plants, foundries, and manufacturers in general are undoubtedly some of the most challenging sectors for forklift trucks. However, this is also the sector where Carer electric forklifts excel. By offering countless economic benefits, advantages in terms of space and reliability, as well as a reduced environmental footprint, a Carer electric forklift is the perfect choice for the iron & steel industry.

Carer has custom designed an electric high-capacity 96 volt solution for indoor applications in confined spaces that require great stability. In this sector, the amount of weight and the size of the goods that needs to be moved is ever-growing. The industry also requires an increasingly eco-friendly approach, meaning that electric lifts are becoming increasingly popular. They allow for handling that does not affect the assembly chain and reduces overall maintenance costs to a minimum.

An increasing number of companies in the iron and steel industry are converting their fleet of forklifts from internal combustion to electric. This has led to the elimination of harmful emissions within the facility, a reduction of their environmental footprint, and a quieter operation.

While electric forklifts were once thought to be a poor choice for the iron & steel industry, Carer is contributing to a change in the perception of what electric forklifts are capable of. Their high capacities, compact frames, and increased run times are quickly giving operations around the world a number of reasons to switch from IC to electric.

The advantages of choosing Carer

Carer has nearly 40 years of exclusive focus on designing, developing, and manufacturing electric large-capacity forklift trucks. With this experience in hand, we forge products that excel in performance, offering longer operating time and reduced energy costs. These advantages allow us to present an efficient and powerful alternative to internal combustion forklift trucks.

Listed below are some of our trucks that excel in the Paper, Lumber, Iron & Steel industries:

A80-900X&100X series including: capacities ranging from 17,500lbs up to 22,000lbs with full rated capacity available up to 19.6ft, a 96-volt operating system for high-efficiency energy consumption and long operating time, high-performance dual drive motors, elevated seating position, large diameter super elastic tires, and all-weather cabin options. This Carer series is a great fit for steel, lumber, and multi-pallet handling applications.

F60-100HD2 series including: capacities ranging from 13,500lbs to 22,000lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration, high-performance dual drive motors, and a short turning radius 180-degree steer axle.  The Carer FHD2 series is excellent for performance and energy demanding and high daily utilization environments including lumber processing and reload, pulp and paper processing, and any environment where performance and long operating time are required.

Z60-100H series including: capacities ranging from 13,500lbs to 22,000lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration, high-performance drive motor, short wheelbase. Great for operation in dense warehouse and production environments.  Excellent in paper roll industries.

K100-120 series including: capacities ranging from 22,000lbs to 26,000lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration for high-efficiency operation. Very low chassis and mast design of 88" for operation in environments with limited height access including shipping containers, mining, heavy industrial, and port terminal operations. All-weather cabin options available.

Z100-Z140HC & Z140-160H series including: capacities ranging from 26,000lbs to 35,000lbs with a 120-volt chassis configuration for very high operating efficiency, cushion tires, short wheelbase for confined area operation, excellent for applications with steel coil and smelter facilities, aerospace, and heavy-duty manufacturing.

Carer electric forklifts has the right machine for any heavy-duty application in the most aggressive operating environments.  Please contact Carer Electric Forklift Solutions at 1-844-33CARER (1-844-332-2737), or via email, for information on how Carer can support the integration of industrial electric forklifts into your facility.
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