Whether zero-emission and quietly operating electric forklifts for usage in buildings or diesel forklifts who must transport high loads for a long distance outside. The technology therefore comes from ZF. For both applications ZF offers a large product range.
In addition, ZF rounds off its comprehensive product portfolio with new products, based on the joint venture with Anhui Heli, founded in 2018. Thus, ZF offers tailored and efficient driveline solutions for all vehicle categories and technology levels and provides with its "Best Choice" strategy the best solution accordingly of the respective customer and market requirements.
With the newly developed eTRAC GP27, ZF extends the model range of the well-known dual-motor front wheel drive eTRAC GP25 (fig. 4). Besides the advantages of energy efficiency, noise and maintenance intervals which distinguishes the eTRAC GP range in general, ZF offers with its new Heavy-Duty version solutions for trucks with higher lifting capacity up to 2.5 tons and bigger tires.
The electromechanical steering eSTEER EPS3 replaces the commonly used hydrostatic steering in front-driven 3-wheel counterweight forklifts for up to 2 tons. Thanks to its electric driveline elements automated driving functions are being enabled (fig. 5).
Furthermore, the steering system offers the following advantages for end users:
With the GK10 LD electric steering ZF presents a universal drive kit for also hand-held equipment with electric steering. Thanks to its components, even an interface for automated operations is being generated (fig. 6). Furthermore, the patented hypoid toothing provides the customer with optimum performance (torque capacity) and service life. This, in turn, enables a variety of ratio options in a minimal installation space.
Additional advantages of the GK series are as follows: