Forklift fuel cells

  • 29-Apr-2009 02:12 EDT


Nuvera Fuel Cells offers PowerEdge hybrid fuel-cell products for forklifts. PowerEdge replaces lead-acid batteries and consists of the company’s PowerFlow hydrogen fuel-cell system, sealed batteries, hydrogen storage, and a computerized control system. PowerEdge resides in the truck and is refueled with hydrogen in two minutes or less. According to the company, it improves forklift fleet productivity by reducing battery changes and by providing constant voltage to the truck. Other features include automated controls and remote monitoring. Together with the PowerTap onsite hydrogen generation and fueling solution, the system offers an average 33% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to electrically charged batteries. The PowerEdge is available in the C Series for Class I counterbalance trucks and in the R Series for Class II reach trucks.

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