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Thursday, 27 Jun 2019 ( #929 )
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Doosan expands electric truck ranges
Northampton, United Kingdom

Doosan B16R-7
Doosan will showcase two new tough counterbalance ranges at IMHX 2019 in September – the B15R-7 three-wheel and B45X-7 four-wheel series of electric forklift trucks.
With three new models covering a capacity range from 1.25 – 1.6 T, the Doosan B15R-7 Series, designed for the flexible needs of the small business and being battery powered, offers the clean handling performance demanded by the Food and Drinks sector.
With a tight turning circle, smooth and responsive acceleration and a conveniently placed direction switch on the hydraulic control lever for switching direction of travel quickly and easily, the all-round performance of the B15R-7 Series promises a boost to productivity inside or outside the warehouse.
Meanwhile, Doosan’s powerful new range of four-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks – the B45X-7 Series – offers greater durability, enhanced productivity, increased visibility and an extensive range of safety features as standard.
With four new models covering a capacity range from 4 – 5  T, businesses across a broad spectrum of industries – from manufacturing, wholesale distribution and food and drink to engineering, building supplies and transport and warehousing – will benefit from the improved capability, power and performance of Doosan’s latest mid-range electric trucks, the manufacturer claims.

Crown adds chargers
New Bremen, OH, United States

Crown V-Force
Crown Equipment Corporation has announced the availability of the V-HFM3 Series of modular battery chargers for lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries. The chargers are designed to help facility and maintenance managers reduce energy costs and extend the life of their forklift batteries.
The V-HFM3 Series, which is part of Crown Equipment’s full line of V-Force forklift chargers, batteries and accessories, is becoming available first in North America and will roll out globally in the months ahead.
Todd Fleck, director of parts and motive power, Crown Equipment Corporation, says: "We know that the needs of our customers are changing at more frequent intervals, which requires a flexible systems infrastructure to support a dynamic operation. The V-HFM3 Series provides a battery-charging solution that can be configured to charge virtually any forklift battery and handle inputs from around the world."

Combilift Container Slip-Sheet goes into production
Monaghan, Ireland

Combilift CSS
Combilift has begun serial production of its Combilift Container Slip-Sheet (Combi-CSS), a low, free-standing platform with a dual-directional motor-driven pulling mechanism, on which a Hardox 500 steel sheet rests. It has a capacity of 30,000 kg and allows a full load of product to be prepared behind the container on the sheet and loaded onto a 20 ft. container in just three minutes.
Once loaded, the sheet is guided into the container by the mechanism underneath, which consists of four hydraulic cylinders moving in sequence. Hydraulic pins on the ends of the cylinders move up, fitting into holes cut into the sheet to secure it, while the cylinders pull the sheet forward, ensuring safe loading without any risk of product damage.  
When the goods are fully loaded within the container, a hydraulic rear barrier gate, fixed to the end of the platform, swings across the container opening and is locked in place across the entire width of the platform. This holds the material within the container while the metal sheet is slipped out from underneath it, hence the name.
Combilift managing director Martin McVicar is confident that companies dealing with containers will embrace this new product, "as they did the Straddle Carrier, due to the improvements it offers in terms of safety, speed and efficiency".
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