Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corporation, a world leader in the design and manufacture of industrial trucks, will introduce their first ever truck specifically designed for use in the United States applications market. The EKS 314 is an advanced and highly efficient lift truck that combines the superior performance of Jungheinrich’s proprietary AC technology with an ergonomically designed operator platform featuring an “Super clearview mast” that increases flexibility and efficiency when order picking from racking systems. The lift truck is ideally suited for a wide variety of order picking operations found in: warehouse and distribution centers, manufacturing plants, beverage and food processing plants, third party logistics providers and e-commerce companies, among others. Powerful, 3-phase AC motors for travel, lifting and steering provide the muscle and control to perform order picking tasks with minimal effort, even in high racking warehouse operations. AC technology extends the truck’s in-service capabilities and performance with low energy consumption through more efficient electrical management systems. A regenerative lowering and braking design feeds energy back into the truck supply system prolonging in-use operation cycles and reducing the time needed to recharge batteries. The AC motors mean that there are no moving parts which need replacing, thus lowering maintenance costs. Energy costs are lower, and the overall cost of ownership is significantly reduced. The truck’s cushioned stand-on platform allows the operator to effortlessly maneuver individual items from the racking. The ergonomically designed cab features a compact operating panel with a graphic display, including: battery discharge monitor, operating hour meter, key switch, emergency stop switch, clock, lift height and steering position indicators. All this information can be viewed at just one glance. All operator functions can be easily accomplished with one hand due to easy touch controls that operate using just the thumb and forefinger. Switch-free sensors calibrate the operator’s touch and then pass the information to the onboard computer where all safety checks are verified. A stationary handle supplies the operator with a secure grip at any time during driving, providing ultimate driver confidence.
The EKS 314 truck handles loads up to 3,000 pounds, reaches travel speeds up to 6.0 mph and lift speeds of 72 ft/min. The truck has a maximum picking height of 32 feet. Travel control requires a simple thumb movement on the multi-function lever for safe operation during acceleration and braking. When the switch is released regenerative braking is activated and reclaimed energy is fed into the battery. The compact truck is 42 inches wide and 118 inches long with either a two- or three-stage mast. It features an electrically controlled pallet clamp that grips the pallet with sufficient force to lock it in place while on the forks. The truck has a maximum turning radius of 66 inches for optimum maneuverability. For more information on the EKS 314 lift truck contact Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., 5701 Eastport Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23231, phone toll free 888-333-2644, phone 804-737-6084, fax 804-737-6131, www.jungheinrich-us.com . For more Information please contact us here.