Fifty years ago Linde introduced hydrostatic drive to its forklift design, probably the most significant innovation in the industry, even now.
From that point forward the engineering leadership of Linde has never been seriously challenged. Continuous improvements, such as H14-20 fork lifts models with direct hydrostatic drive of the front wheels without reduction gears have underlined this leadership. As the new Linde E20 to E50 electric forklifts illustrate, innovation is part of Linde forklifts’ engineering DNA.
Thanks to optimised service intervals and oil requirements, gear and hydraulic oil consumption for the first 12,000 operating hours amounts to just 77 litres for these trucks. The hydraulic oil does not need to be changed for the first 6,000 operating hours or three years. Comparable competitor trucks require at least four times as much oil and the maintenance intervals are significantly shorter. In addition to helping to protect the environment, Linde Linde fork lift customers can also take advantage of cost savings.
Innovation in the newest version of the Linde H40 to H50 models includes a displacement pump for the lifting hydraulic system, which, on the one hand, allows energy consumption to be further reduced by up to 18 per cent and, on the other hand, enables the trucks to operate more quietly, especially when lifting loads. Previously an internal gear pump with constant oil supply volume was used for power transmission, but now this is done by an axial piston pump with variable supply volumes. Lifting speed and motor speed are no longer dependent on one another.
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