MCFA launches CAT® Lift Trucks lithium-ion battery technology
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Cat® lift trucks in the United States, Canada and Mexico, just announced the offering of its highly-efficient Lithium-ion batteries for its electric pneumatic tire forklifts. When compared to traditional batteries, Lithium-ion power solution offers zero maintenance, are compact and long lasting.
“Lithium-ion batteries are revolutionizing the electric lift truck market,” said Jenna Reed, Product Marketing Manager at MCFA. “With extraordinary endurance and consistently higher efficiency ratings, Lithium-ion batteries can provide the needed performance while saving on power costs.”
With opportunity charging, Lithium-ion batteries are able to run 24-hours a day, 7-days a week without the need to stop during a shift and change the batteries. Lithium-ion batteries can last up to three times longer than traditional stored energy units.
Out Performs Lead Acid
Lithium-ion batteries can save up to 20 percent more energy with regenerative braking. Communication between the battery and the charger ensures efficient charging. Even with a low charge, Lithium-ion power solutions maintain constant voltage and more power than lead-acid batteries.
Zero Battery Maintenance
Lithium-ion batteries eliminate the need for routine battery maintenance, watering, battery servicing and other infrastructure requirements. These batteries do not emit gas and are maintenance free.