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Yale extends Li-ion applications

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 ( #992 ) - Greenville, NC, United States
Yale's new Li-ion range
Yale's new Li-ion range
Yale Materials Handling Corporation has introduced factory-integrated, high-voltage lithium-ion power to its digger forklifts. The Yale ERP155-170SVNL, ERP175VNL36 and ERP190VNL provide a zero-emission alternative with performance comparable to an internal combustion engine in high-capacity indoor and outdoor applications. "Environmental considerations are an increasingly important focus for all industries and applications, as are the competitive pressures to streamline lift truck fleets and better manage costs," says John Santiago, Yale's director for counterbalance solutions. "Introducing lithium-ion power to equipment for heavy-duty applications can help our customers respond to these challenges, and also provides significant ergonomic benefits for operators." The electric powertrain on the ERP-VNL series offers low noise levels and no emissions to help operators remain focused and productive. The lithium-ion battery pairs with efficient, high-power electric motors to deliver performance comparable to an ICE, but uses fewer serviceable components for reduced periodic maintenance requirements. The battery itself is sealed and requires no maintenance. The new models are part of Yale's ongoing roll-out of lithium-ion options. In July, Yale announced a new counterbalance forklift engineered around a fully integrated and space-saving lithium-ion battery in Europe. The Yale ERP25-30VLL Series offers all the benefits of lithium-ion power in a counterbalance truck, the company claims.