High performance order pickers and forklifts at all levels
Distributed in Australia by NTP Forklifts, Jungheinrich has launched a new generation of its EKS medium/high level order pickers offering optimum performance with high storage density in a small space.
The EKS has a staging-free triplex telescopic mast, unique in its class and at more than 14m, the EKS offers the largest order picking height among all vertical order pickers Jungheinrich Board Member for Marketing and Sales Christian Erlach said.
“With a lifting speed of 0.5m per second, the EKS 412s is 25% faster than its predecessor, which is currently the fastest vertical order picker on the market,“ Christian said.
The new EKS 412s uses a fuel-efficient synchronous reluctance motor, halving the energy losses on the motor side and increasing the efficiency of the motor. The weight of the EKS has been reduced resulting in energy savings of more than 10%.
Jungheinrich offers the EKS 412s with two battery options: proven lead-acid batteries and modern lithium-ion technology and guarantees the lead-acid battery powered EKS can cover two shifts with just one battery charge, saving time and reducing operating costs.
“The use of lithium-ion technology guarantees high performance and maintenance freedom, fast charging time and a particularly long service life. Jungheinrich gives its customers a 100% satisfaction guarantee for its lithium-ion technology with a full conversion right,“ Christian said.
The transition-free strokes of the new telescopic mast avoid shock impacts and enable comfortable and at the same time high-performance operation. Additional windows in the cabin rear wall ensure improved all-round visibility.
Intelligent assistance systems include a mobile personal protection and collision protection system, which thanks to obstacle detection by laser scanners ensures the EKS complies with the necessary safety clearances and enables the use of multiple trucks in a narrow aisle.
The Jungheinrich warehouse NAVIGATION system uses the Jungheinrich Logistics Interface software, so the truck can be safely integrated into the IT system landscape available to the customer. Using RFID transponders in the ground, the truck detects its current position within the aisle. The operator simply has to give the travel/lift command and the truck approaches the pallet location automatically in diagonal travel mode.
New forklifts part of the new range
Plus Jungheinrich also launched a new series of electric counterbalanced trucks, the high-performance EFG 6 Series electric forklift truck which can carry up to 9 tonnes at a load centre of 900mm for indoor and outdoor use.
The EFG 6 Series launch complements its portfolio of electric counterbalance trucks.
“Our EFG 6 Series brings concentrated power and maximum efficiency to our customers’ warehouses and handles even the toughest jobs,“ Christian said.
“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. The Series 6 comes standard with the drive&liftPLUS service package. With its heavy-duty hydraulic block, the electric counterbalanced truck promises maximum performance even with heavy attachments,“ Christian said
The EFG 6 Series is avaiolable in 14 different truck models with four different capacities of 6 – 9 tonnes, two load centres (600mm and 900mm) and battery sizes of 1,240Ah to 1,548Ah. 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.
“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.
The EFG 6 Series is equipped for tough outdoor use and 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 systems include addedVIEW and zoneCONTROL which ensure optimum safety.
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.