Linde touts electric sit-down lift trucks

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Linde Material Handling-North America’s RX60 series of electric counterbalanced sit-down lift trucks includes eight models with capacities ranging from 5,000 pounds (RX60-25C and RX60-25L) to 10,000 pounds (RX60-50). The RX60-25C and RX60-30C feature cushion drive and steer tires, while the six remaining trucks in the series have SE drive and steer tires as standard equipment. The lift trucks offer:
• High performance: A new rail design helps strengthen the mast and limit deflection, resulting in a superior residual capacity. The trucks feature fast travel speeds of 12 mph and a lift speed of 100 fpm, and also feature automatic power boosts that are activated as the system’s sensors demand to negotiate railroad crossings, curbs, steep ramps or other obstacles;
• Ergonomics: The trucks each feature low noise levels (68dba), a floating operator compartment, a tilted floorboard, a fully adjustable suspension seat and an adjustable steering column;
• Durability: The heavy-duty cast-ductile iron steering axle provides a strong structure, while major electrical component placement inside the counterweight offers protection. The counterweight dissipates naturally occurring heat during operation, and thermal protectors monitor components and limit power output in case of high temperature;
• 80V electrical system: Maintenance-free enclosed motors provide performance comparable to LP and diesel-powered forklifts, while the large battery compartments are designed to accommodate standard and vented batteries. A fast-charge assist option is available;
• Safety: Visibility of the load and through the mast is provided by the rail’s design and by having two free-lift cylinders instead of one. The “ramp start assist” function helps the operator with stopping and starting on inclines;
• Versatility: When equipped with a full cab and electric heater, the RX60 provides operator comfort in inclement weather; on the other hand, fitted with cold storage equipment, it also will work in freezers with temperatures as low as -20 Fahrenheit. Dual front tires add stability for wide loads or at high lift heights;
• Energy efficiency: The energy return system can extend battery life by up to 15 percent, and energy use is limited and component life is extended because all high-voltage components are mounted to the counterweight. Memory adaptive software maximizes truck efficiencies based on individual operator driving characteristics, resulting in additional energy savings of up to 20 percent; and
• Low maintenance and operating cost: The RX60 has extended 1,000-hour maintenance intervals thanks to design features such as automatic deceleration, dual independent CAN-BUS control systems, maintenance-free brakes and continuous onboard diagnostics. The 3-phase AC system operates without brushes and is sealed completely, helping extend component life.