Electric Forklifts

SUMVED INTERNATIONAL India’s leading locally-owned compressed air power generation solution provider,with a strong emphasis on professional service and customer care. Since 2006, SUMVED INTERNATIONAL has continued to expand its operations worldwide majorly in Asian sub-continent viz., Middle East and SE Asia.

SUMVED INTERNATIONAL is Authorized Dealer for Jost's Engineering Company Limited dealing in Material Handling Equipment

Electric Forklifts

Electric Forklifts

Electric forklifts are a type of forklift that use electric motors powered by batteries to perform material handling tasks. These forklifts are commonly used in various industries, including warehousing, manufacturing, and logistics, due to their numerous benefits.

Jost's Electric Forklifts are powerful and energy efficient trucks with advanced AC technology suitable for both indoor and outdoor application. Josts have indigenously designed and developed forklift trucks that go a long way in enhancing productivity on the shop floor while ensuring safe handling of loads. Jost's counterbalance electric forklifts ensure a high return on investment and prevent product and pallet damage by ensuring proper handling.

With a choice of load capacities ranging from 1.5 to 3 tons, Jost's electric forklifts offer high performance and increased through-puts. Jost’s counterbalanced forklifts are equipped with unique features to enhance driver safety, comfort, productivity and functionality.

Key Features & Advantages of Electric Forklifts :

  1. Electric forklifts are powered by rechargeable batteries, typically lead-acid or lithium-ion.
  2. Electric motors operate quietly, reducing noise pollution, making them ideal for indoor use as they do not produce exhaust gases.
  3. They produce zero emissions, contributing to a cleaner and safer working environment.
  4. Require less maintenance compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) forklifts because they have fewer moving parts.
  5. Modern batteries can last several hours on a single charge, with options for fast charging and battery swapping available.
  6. Lower operating costs due to cheaper electricity and reduced maintenance requirements.
  7. Electric forklifts are typically more energy-efficient compared to their ICE counterparts.
  8. Electric forklifts often offer better control and precision, which is beneficial for delicate or precise operations.
  9. Requires a charging infrastructure and proper battery management to ensure efficiency and longevity.

Maintenance of Electric Forklifts

  • Battery Maintenance
    • Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for charging schedules to avoid overcharging or deep discharging.
    • Charge the battery when it reaches 20-30% capacity.
    • Allow the battery to cool down after use before charging.
    • Check battery water levels regularly and top off with distilled water if needed.
    • Ensure the water level is just above the battery plates, avoiding overfilling.
    • Keep the battery clean and dry to prevent corrosion and short circuits.
    • Clean any acid buildup or dirt using a baking soda solution.

  • Electrical System Maintenance :
    • Regularly inspect all wiring for wear, damage, and secure connections.
    • Tighten any loose connections and replace damaged wires.
    • Check the condition of the controller and replace fuses as needed.
    • Ensure all electrical components are operating within the manufacturer's specifications.

  • Motor Maintenance :
    • Inspect the motor for any signs of wear or damage.
    • Clean the motor to remove dust and debris that could cause overheating.
    • Check for unusual noises or vibrations that could indicate motor issues.

  • Tire and Wheel Maintenance :
    • Inspect tires for wear and proper inflation.
    • Ensure tires are free from embedded objects that could cause punctures.
    • Check wheel alignment and balance to prevent uneven tire wear.

  • Hydraulic System Maintenance :
    • Regularly check hydraulic fluid levels and top off as necessary.
    • Inspect hydraulic hoses and connections for leaks or damage.
    • Replace filters and check for contamination in the hydraulic system.

  • Brake System Maintenance :
    • Inspect brake pads, discs, and drums for wear.
    • Ensure the brake fluid is at the proper level and replace it if contaminated.
    • Test the brakes regularly for responsiveness and adjust as necessary.

  • General Maintenance :
    • Lubricate all moving parts as recommended by the manufacturer.
    • Regularly test safety features like lights, alarms, and seat belts.
    • Ensure the forklift is operating within safety regulations and standards.

  • Record Keeping :
    • Maintain detailed records of all maintenance activities, inspections, and repairs.
    • Schedule and document regular maintenance checks as recommended by the manufacturer.

  • Operator Training :
    • Ensure that all operators are properly trained in using and maintaining electric forklifts.
    • Encourage operators to report any issues immediately for prompt attention.

Application Industries for Electric Forklifts :

Electric forklifts are versatile machines used in a variety of industries due to their efficiency, eco-friendliness,and operational cost benefits. The use of electric forklifts is growing across these industries due to their lower operating costs, reduced environmental impact, and improved indoor air quality compared to internal combustion engine forklifts.

  • Warehousing and Distribution : Electric forklifts are commonly used in warehouses for moving and stacking goods.
  • Manufacturing : Used for transporting materials and products within manufacturing plants.
  • Retail : Utilized in large retail operations for restocking and organizing inventory.
  • Food and Beverage : Suitable for environments where cleanliness and low emissions are crucial, such as food processing plants and cold storage facilities.
  • Pharmaceuticals : Used in environments requiring minimal contamination, such as pharmaceutical manufacturing and storage and efficiently moving sensitive and valuable pharmaceutical products.
  • Paper and Printing : Moving large paper rolls and printed materials within paper mills and printing facilities. Handling waste and recycled paper products.
  • Fabric Transportation : Moving large quantities of fabric and textiles in manufacturing and storage facilities
  • Delivery Hubs : Used in sorting and organizing packages for final delivery.
  • Agriculture : Moving agricultural products, such as fruits and vegetables, within farms and storage facilities.