SOCMA successfully delivered a 25-ton range extended electric heavy forklift
China Forklift Network reported that on March 16, 2021, Fujian South China Heavy Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd. (SOCMA) successfully delivered a 25-ton range-extended electric heavy-duty forklift in Ningbo. And held a simple and solemn delivery ceremony. Mr. Gao, General Manager of Ningbo Gaoxing Lifting & Loading Co., Ltd., Mr. Chen, Head of Sales Department of SOCMA, other partners, customer representatives, and China Forklift network, and other industry media gathered together to witness this bright moment.
According to reports, this is the first 25-ton range-extended electric heavy-duty forklift delivered up to now in Ningbo and even Zhejiang Province, which has attracted widespread attention in the industry.
The model of the equipment is HNF-250EE extended-range electric heavy-duty forklift, with a 25-tons carrying capacity. It is changed from the traditional type of diesel as the main power source of the engine and uses lithium batteries as the main power, low-power, and low-emission engines as the auxiliary power form. “Low emission, low pollution, low noise, low energy consumption”, to achieve the national environmental protection requirements for energy conservation and emission reduction.
Main applications: Mainly used in ports, stations, airports, freight yards, factory workshops, warehouses, circulation centers, distribution centers, cabins, carriages, and containers for loading and unloading, and handling of palletized goods. Different working devices can also be used for loading and unloading, stacking, and short-distance transportation in high-intensity situations such as stacking, turning, and stringing steel rings.
- It adopts Ningde Era lithium battery, energy-saving, and environmental protection, and the power system is optimized to meet the requirements of efficient operation.
- Reduces the energy consumption of the whole machine through the way of braking energy recovery.
- The protection level of the whole machine is IP67, the motor is guaranteed for eight years, and the battery is fully charged and discharged more than 4000 times, with high reliability and long service life.
- The hydraulic system adopts full hydraulic load-sensing steering gear, the high and low-speed steering performance is consistent, the operation is light and flexible, and the straight travel is good.
- With the use of a long wheelbase, the box-shaped double-beam frame can provide good rigidity and strength to ensure the high reliability of the forklift chassis.
- It adopts a heavy-duty forklift drive axle with a large load capacity and long service life.
- The rear axle adopts a horizontal hydraulic cylinder steering mechanism with a transmission angle of up to 70.5°, which improves the smoothness of driving.
- Electronic monitoring system: a multi-functional LCD monitor, which comprehensively monitors the working condition of the forklift (oil pressure, air pressure, water temperature, etc.).
- The overall shape of the whole machine is magnificent, beautiful, and smooth; the luxurious wide-view cab, equipped with air-conditioning and good sealing, is convenient for the driver to observe around.
Accelerate the transformation and integrate into China’s new development pattern
SOCMA is located in the Taiwanese Investment Area in Quanzhou, Fujian. It obtained the forklift manufacturing license in 2011. It is a domestic enterprise that aims at heavy-duty logistics handling machinery and construction machinery R&D, production, and sales service. The current product range includes heavy-duty forklifts, cross-country forklifts, telescopic forklifts Such as logistics handling machinery, excavators, loaders, and other construction machinery. Power sources include diesel engines, natural gas, pure electric drive, extended-range electric drive, and plug-in motor drive. In recent years, SOCMA has accelerated the pace of product development and upgrading through cooperation with Huaqiao University, Fujian University of Technology, Quanzhou Equipment Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Fujian Special Equipment Inspection Institute. As the electric engineering machinery pioneers of China are transforming and leading the trend of technological innovation.
SOCMA started the research and development of electrification of construction machinery in 2017. So far, it has developed and produced a series of products of pure electric construction machinery, extended-range construction machinery, and cable power supply, and dual-mode power supply excavator. In terms of the core technology of electrification of construction machinery, SOCMA has successfully mastered powertrain control technology, composite energy storage technology, multi-mode charging technology, mechatronics matching, energy recovery, high-voltage safety technology, reliability, and fault diagnosis, etc., In terms of key components, including the motor drive system, electric drive power coupling, and its shift technology integrated management control system, it has also achieved rich results, laying a solid foundation for the electrification of construction machinery.
Mr. Chen, the head of the sales department of SOCMA, told the reporter of China Forklift.com: “SOCMA started with the localization of heavy forklifts, and it was also the first company in China to fully localize all the core components of heavy forklifts. The reliability and stability of SOCMA heavy-duty forklifts have been recognized by the domestic and foreign markets. The company actively integrates into the new development pattern of domestic and international dual-cycle mutual promotion and will focus on exporting to export and domestic sales. It will walk on two legs and focus on domestic electric construction machinery market.”
Voice of the customer
The equipment purchaser this time is Ningbo Gaoxing Lifting and Handling Co., Ltd., formerly known as Gaoxing Handling Service Department of Beilun District, Ningbo City. It has been engaged in the equipment handling industry since 2007. Through the accumulation of years of experience, it has developed into a company with a strong technical force, strong comprehensive strength, also in large scale and specializing in the handling of various precision equipment, heavy equipment lifting and handling, container unpacking, factory relocation, and other handling engineering services. The company adheres to the safety concept of “caring for the lives of oneself and others, and safeguarding the safety of customers and enterprises’ property”. The construction workers in the industry have received training and learning about handling and hoisting, and they have professional execution in handling, precision hoisting, and equipment shifting. They also have rich working experience in various high, difficult, heavy, and dangerous lifting projects.
Mr. Gao, the general manager of Ningbo Gaoxing, said in an interview with a reporter from China Forklift.com: “We have been cooperating with SOCMA since 2017. Generally speaking, the safety, stability, and reliability of the products are good, and the service is also very responsible. Therefore, the two parties have maintained a good relationship, and we have successively purchased many batches of SOCMA products. Our main business is leasing services for handling equipment. The market competition is fierce, requiring us to reduce costs and increase efficiency from the equipment operation side. In addition, now customers have higher and higher requirements for equipment environmental protection, noise, and emissions, these prompting us to switch to purchasing some new energy power equipment. After detailed market research and comprehensive evaluation in the early stage, SOCMA’s 25-ton extended-range electric heavy-duty forklift finally convinced us of various indicators. With the delivery of this equipment, it will positively promote the increase of our business volume.”
New starting line, set sail, and hit the waves
At present, the core components of new energy construction machinery, such as batteries, motors, and electronic control technology, have matured day by day. In addition, the country’s environmental protection regulations are becoming more and more strict, and the new energy of construction machinery is bound to become the mainstream trend in the future. The successful delivery of the 25-ton range-extended electric heavy-duty forklift is a milestone in the innovation and development of SOCMA, and it is also a new starting line. SOCMA is a pioneer in the industry, standing on the new starting line. It will accelerate innovation and development, develop and manufacture more advanced electric drive engineering machinery, and promote the further development of the industry.