Types of AC Forklifts
Efficiency in application, low maintenance and high power are all important features which should be taken into account in the busy material handling market today. AC technology is ideally suited for indoor uses, especially with its brushless features. This kind of forklift is virtually maintenance free and lets you focus on getting the job done.
There are various types of AC forklifts which can suit and even exceed your requirements. Design for indoor use offers reliable power and low maintenance. Some of the numerous types of high capacity lift trucks offered by Hyundai are Tow Tractors/ Tuggers, Electric Counterbalanced Lift Trucks, Walkie Trucks, Very Narrow Aisle Turret Lift Trucks, Narrow Aisle Order Picker Lift Trucks and Electric Narrow Aisle Lift Trucks.
Alternating current or AC technology is energy efficient and more productive. These types are much more cost effective and dependable than the conventional direct current or DC technology. AC forklifts were designed to offer high power indoor use. Normally, a battery of 36 to 80 volts is used to get the torque and power necessary. The AC technology provides a longer time period in between recharging. This enables the forklift to be utilized for longer periods of time. Moreover, the AC motors are enclosed completely and this reduces dust and exposure with no motor brushes, that means less sparking and a lot less maintenance.
Being able to eliminate your maintenance gives you more time to focus on your visit and saves you a little money. As previously discussed, AC technology does not have motor brushes which also increases productivity and lessens maintenance. Another bonus is that AC motors have less parts that are wearable leading to savings on components and labor. AC motors are overall a lot quieter than DC motors and this helps increase operator awareness on the job site.
Some manufacturers now provide AC power forklifts. Several of the brands available include Hyundai, Raymond, Yale, Hyster and Mariotti.