Clark adds 80 V models
Clark has expanded the GEX20-30L and GEX40-50 electric forklift series to include models with an 80 v lithium ion battery (Li-ion), which further extends the product range in the segment of electric counterbalance trucks with Li-ion technology.
The four-wheel electric forklifts GEX20-30sL and GEX40-50 are available with load capacities from 2 to 5 T and are ideal for transporting heavy loads indoors and outdoors.
They are especially suited to multi-shift operation, where high availability is important.
Like the smaller models, the GEX20-30L and GEX40-50 trucks have a spacious and ergonomic operator's workplace with a generous footwell and plenty of leg and headroom. These models also offer a choice of comfort seats with air or mechanical suspension.
The trucks can be operated either via adjustable mini-levers integrated in the armrest or via ergonomically arranged hydraulic levers on the vehicle bonnet. A change of direction is made via the steering column, the armrest or via a double pedal. The power steering ensures that the operator needs only low steering forces and few steering wheel turns when maneuvering.
Powerfleet adds safety app
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Powerfleet has launched its Safety and Security data-powered application to Unity, its fleet intelligence platform. Unity ingests, compiles and enriches data from any IoT device or third-party business system. Mixed fleets, over the road or in the warehouse or distribution centre, now have a single source of truth to revolutionise the safety of assets, vehicles and people.
With Powerfleet’s new and enhanced data-science-driven solution, businesses have improved visibility and insights from real-world safety and security incidents under one comprehensive and highly focused set of dashboards and reporting. The result is informed and quicker decisions that reduce risk of collisions and personal injury, decrease theft, increase asset and vehicle longevity, improve driver retention, and maintain brand reputation.
“In the US alone, there has been a 29% increase in trucking fatalities the past decade, along with more than 70 deaths and 7,000 accidents involving forklifts. Powerfleet is determined to help improve these statistics,” says Steve Towe, chief executive officer at Powerfleet. “The safety and security of drivers and fleets is our top priority. This is just the start of the highly relevant, game-changing innovations we will bring, focusing next on businesses’ ability to improve sustainability in the second quarter of 2023.”
Trelleborg adds high-intensity tyre
Trelleborg has launched a new tyre, the XP900, made for high-intensity materials handling applications. The new tyre increases efficiency and performs well above average in cornering, cycle length, average speed and working time during high-intensity applications.
The XP900 promises long-lasting wear and provides stability in heavy-load operations and long workdays. It is designed to perform across a variety of conditions, including warehouses, shop floors and other materials handling ground services.
“With the introduction of our XP900 tyre, Trelleborg now boasts a full range of solid, resilient forklift tyres that can handle any job intensity with specific high-performing tyre solutions,” says Chiara Cianci, product marketing manager - materials handling at Trelleborg Wheel Systems.
The new tyre is available in two compounds - multi-purpose or non-marking.
Hubtex adds two sideloaders
Hubtex has added two new sideloaders, PhoeniX 2829-XS and 2821-S series, developed specifically for use in narrow aisles.
“Lift truck drivers can manoeuvre safely while also lifting their customers’ specific loads without causing any damage because the vehicles are so compact and come equipped with integrated rack guidance systems such as mechanical, inductive or optical track guidance,” says Michael Röbig, head of product management. “Space-saving sit-down or stand-up cabs also give lift truck drivers an unbeatable all-round view. At the same time, assistance systems, such as the mobile personnel protection system fitted to the vehicle which uses laser scanners, help to improve employee safety even further.”
The trucks feature the Hubtex Load Manager (HLM) and electronic load chart that help drivers to handle bulky, long or heavy loads.
The HLM is an electronic device with 99 freely programmable lift height positions. The electronic load chart uses sensors to record the angle of the fork carrier, the centre of gravity of the load, its weight and its lifting height. The display screen shows the driver how high their goods are allowed to be lifted. Exceeding the permitted lifting height or other parameter thresholds will trigger an overload message.