Electric Forklift Specifications
The lift truck is a popular piece of equipment used to carry and lift merchandise and supplies on jobsites like construction and warehousing. Forklifts now come in varying classes and are powered with different sources. Today, electric forklifts have become common for several industries. They are powered by rechargeable lead-acid batteries that are more powerful and bigger compared to batteries utilized for cars. In this broad category of electric forklift, there are different sub-types distinguished by some common specifications.
The amount oftotal weight a forklift model could support is the load capacity.
The vertical lift travel of the lift truck is the stroke. It describes the total difference between the fully-raised and fully-loaded positions of the specific forklift.
Classes of lift trucks categorize machines by type in an effort to organize the features of the different units. Forklifts are divided into eight classes. Classes I, II, and III pertain to electric forklifts. Class I forklifts cover electric motor trucks designed to be ridden by the operator while in operation. Class II electric lift trucks are made for efficiency in narrow aisle environments and are recommended for stocking and pulling products inside a warehouse. Class III electric forklifts are motor-powered hand trucks which are operated by a person who walks at the back of the model.
The battery specifications help to offer the needed information pertaining to its performance. On the lift truck is a plate that identifies the volts put out from the battery. The weight of the battery will normally be specified on the forklift too, as that information is needed to know the amount of weight the lift truck would have to support. Typically the information also includes the weight of the lift truck without the battery.
Input is the amount of energy input that the lift truck's battery is made to accept while charging. This is an important specification. Like for example, an electric lift truck might be able to accept either 460 or 230 volts at a time.