MCFA launches new Jungheinrich® Lithium-Ion battery technology
Lithium-Ion batteries are revolutionizing the electric lift truck market
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a manufacturer of forklifts under the Jungheinrich® brand, announced the launch of its Jungheinrich Lithium-ion battery technology. As compared to traditional lead acid batteries, Lithium-ion power solution offers superior energy efficiency, zero maintenance and long-life cycles for greater uptime and productivity.
Today’s release includes a broad-range of lithium-ion battery solutions in addition to integrated batteries to support more than 40 electric forklifts across the Jungheinrich product line.
Lithium-ion technology provides improved energy efficiency when compared to conventional lead-acid technologies. It offers a greater depth of discharge and a constant voltage, meaning more power is available even when the battery is running low. The batteries’ high level of efficiency when charging and energy recuperation during braking facilitates more than a 20 percent energy savings.
“We’re excited to launch our Lithium-ion battery power solutions to the North American market,” said Jenna Reed, Product Marketing Manager. “The Jungheinrich Lithium-ion battery technology combines proven technology with an efficient battery management system. The combination is extremely powerful, translating into greater run times and increased productivity. Customers who are seeking to transition from lead-acid to Lithium-ion technology can also save considerably on overhead expenses, such as battery supply, chargers and in some instances even fleet size.”
Additionally, Jungheinrich Lithium-ion batteries can last up to three times longer than traditional energy storage units. Their extraordinary endurance and consistently higher efficiency rating can save on power costs. Furthermore, the new Lithium-ion battery solution is maintenance-free and does not emit gas. This capability eliminates the cost of battery upkeep, maintenance and infrastructure needs, resulting in a lower fleet management cost depending on the application.