Jungheinrich will be presenting a new series of electric counterbalanced trucks at LogiMAT 2019. The high-performance EFG 6 Series electric forklift truck will be on the market later this year and can carry up to 9 tonnes at a load centre of 900 mm and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Jungheinrich already offers five EFG series. With the EFG 6 Series being launched in 2019, the manufacturer is complementing its portfolio of electric counterbalance trucks. The EFG 6 Series is especially designed for powerful performance applications in beverage and building material wholesaling or in mechanical engineering. With a load capacity of up to 9 tonnes and a load centre of 900 mm, Jungheinrich will now be offering one of the most powerful electric forklift trucks in the intralogistics market.
“From now on the motto will be: big, bigger, EFG. Our EFG 6 Series brings concentrated power and maximum efficiency to our customers’ warehouses and handles even the toughest jobs,” explains Jungheinrich Board Member for Marketing and Sales Christian Erlach. “With a 9 tonne load capacity, the EFG 6 Series sets new standards. For our customers, this means maximum performance with minimum consumption.”
The EFG 6 Series is available with both superior lithium-ion technology and proven lead-acid battery technology. Thanks to the sophisticated drive concept with two asynchronous drive motors and two synchronous reluctance lift motors, the EFG Series 6 delivers maximum power at minimum consumption. For the demanding customer requirements in this segment, the Series 6 comes as standard with the drive&liftPLUS service package. With its heavy-duty hydraulic block, the electric counterbalanced truck promises maximum performance even with heavy attachments.
Jungheinrich offers the EFG 6 Series in a total of 14 different truck models, thereby offering the largest portfolio in the high-performance forklift segment. Four different capacities of 6 – 9 tonnes, two load centres (600 mm and 900 mm) and battery sizes of 1,240Ah to 1,548Ah allow the truck to be fine-tuned to adapt to any customer requirement. The standard version with a long wheelbase absorbs all bumps and ensures a high level of travel comfort. The compact versions are shorter and therefore more agile than any competitor trucks on the market.
The use of modern lithium-ion technology significantly reduces energy consumption compared to lead-acid batteries. Thanks to the option of intermediate charging and maintenance-free operation, the lithium-ion battery powered EFG 6 Series can be used almost non-stop. At the same time, all the power is fully available – over a very long service life.
WORKPLACE WITH COMFORT
The EFG 6 Series is best equipped for tough outdoor use. It can penetrate areas that were previously the sole domain of IC motor forklift trucks. To do this, the truck has a full cabin with air conditioning. The laterally movable driver’s seat, which is unique in its kind, sets new standards in terms of ergonomics.
ASSISTANCE SYSTEM FOR MAXIMUM SAFETY
An extensive range of assistance systems such as addedVIEW and zoneCONTROL ensure optimum safety for the EFG 6 Series. All-round visibility is guaranteed by the addedVIEW assistance system. From a total of four cameras, the operator obtains a 360-degree view directly on his display. This allows for operation in confined spaces and increases safety. In the event of critical danger areas in the warehouse, zoneCONTROL intervenes and automatically gives the operator a warning signal.
Doosan has developed a range of robust electric counterbalance forklift trucks to benefit a broad spectrum of businesses. Comprising four models, the B45X-7 Series is being launched with the expectation that it will be an attractive alternative to internal combustion-powered equivalents.