Yale is a leading manufacturer of zero emissions electric forklifts in the North American Market. The company was among the first to start utilizing other control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. Yale's continued pursuit of enhanced energy efficiency is further improved by competitive testing. These testing results showcase that the 5000 pound electric rider model manufactured by Yale provides the best energy utilized per load transported, or energy efficiency, of any type of forklift within its class in North America.
Yale introduced and developed an innovative electronically controlled transmission. This machinery greatly reduces tire and brake wear for our ICE forklift clients. With regards to our electric forklifts, the company has implemented a system to recapture energy into the truck during braking and during the lowering of loads. This energy could then be reused. This specific process really lowers the unit's overall energy consumption.
Yale has been able to apply numerous inventive engineering techniques which have helped to minimize the vehicles non-productive energy. These methods have helped to enhance its drive train efficiency, hydraulic system efficiency and weight reduction. There are still patents pending on the drive train efficiency.
Yale has taken great strides to engineer their forklifts to be compatible with the latest in alternative power technologies over the years. Yale has implemented clean diesel fuels, LPG option and electric battery models. This tradition is being upheld most recently, with Yale being amongst the first in implementing working fuel cells in actual applications.
Yale has supported numerous greener technologies through engineering collaboration. Moreover, we have started a new system of field validation testing, and analysis. Presently, we are investigating in more effective battery chemistries and technologies, in order to lessen overall energy consumption, reduce toxic material content and increase efficiency.
Yale is strongly devoted to these green initiatives and they are reinforced by the company's participation in setting and developing new industry standards to implement these greener technologies in a safe and reliable manner.
Recyclability is one more key consideration in Yale lift truck design. Beginning at the design stage, the company actively selects materials for its lift trucks keeping the recyclability factor in mind. Having broken down items to be able to be sent for recycling and re-using materials as much as possible keeps environmental sustainability at the forefront of our business and greatly decreases our footprint.