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INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS I FORKLIFT TEST the truck chassis, combined with a larger battery, is therefore recommended for more intensive applications. The test truck has an integrated battery charger to charge the battery (Image 02). Due to the active ventilation, there is no need to open the battery cover while charging the battery. In our opinion a handle is missing here, with which the operator could hold onto the cover firmly while opening and closing it. If the battery needs to be exchanged this can be done quickly and safely with side access. 04 The background color of the Safety Pilot display changes to show the danger zone of the current load height Safety under electronic control When the truck is placed in operation, the Safety Pilot operator assistance system is activated automatically. We believe this process could run a bit more smoothly. First the load diagram appears in the display. Then the operator can use the jog shuttle key, located on the arm rest behind the joysticks (Image 03) to click through to the other screen displays. Safety Pilot has various functions such as lift height selection, speed limiting, drive modes, weight measuring and weight addition (for loading vehicles). Others include tilt angle setting, lowering limit, lift limit (damping) and hours display. The most important screen – probably the one chosen most often – shows a combination of fork tilt, current lift height and the load position and weight. The system always calculates safe combinations, taking into account additional factors such as travel speed, travel direction and steering angle. As soon as the load has been picked up by the fork, the display shows its weight. The system also detects whether the load is against the fork stop. The corresponding load center is displayed graphically as well. The system functions well overall. The only point of criticism is the display for the position of the fork. Backward tilt, which is normally safe , or fork tips pointing up is indicated by a negative prefix (–), while forward tilt or fork tips pointing down is indicated by a positive prefix (+). In our opinion this should be exactly opposite. The manufacturer is considering using arrows pointing up and down for this purpose in a future update instead of the current ± display. Colored warnings increase safety When the fork is raised, Safety Pilot not only shows the current lift height, it also calculates the maximum remaining safe lift height. If the load is not resting against the fork stop, or if the fork is at an unfavorable tilt angle, the lift height will be accordingly less. The display also changes its background from white, under normal circumstances, depending on the area where the load is currently located during the lift process (Image 04). As the lift height approaches the pre-calculated maximum height, the white background first changes to orange. When the maximum permitted lift height is reached, the background color becomes red and lifting stops automatically. The system also limits the tilt angle of the fork and if the forklift is moving, also continuously lowers the travel speed until it comes safely to a complete stop. We would choose even more restrictive settings for some of the safety features. These can be configured by service engineers via Safety Pilot. For example, the forward tilt angle of the fork is restricted to 3° at maximum lift. In our opinion, 1° would be safer. The travel and lifting speed could also be limited considerably more when simultaneously driving, steering and lifting, as soon as the fork is above the cab. Other than the preferences in fine tuning described above, Linde offers an intelligent system in Safety Pilot, one that makes a valuable contribution towards using the forklift truck safely. The system comes with numerous automatic functions and setting options. The system pays for itself if a single accident or damage incident is prevented. The truck itself has barely changed compared to the 2011 test. The Linde E25 remains a performance-oriented electric four-wheel forklift truck with good steering response and a very small turning circle. Text and photos: Theo Egberts, Andersom Testing MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PDF: We have note other technical data of the Linde E25 for you in pdf. Evaluation + Driving comfort + Overall performance + Ergonomics – No handle on the battery cover – Becoming accustomed to maximum full steering angle – Limited possibilities for adjusting the steering column 22 f+h Intralogistics 2/2015

Product News Deutsche Messe organizing CeMAT Australia for the first time With CeMAT Australia, Deutsche Messe AG is expanding its international expertise in intralogistics and, for the first time, organizing a trade fair for this sector on the fifth continent. CeMAT Australia will be taking place at the same time as CeBIT Australia, from 5 to 7 May 2015 in the Sydney Olympic Park. “There are plenty of synergies between these two trade fairs, after all global logistics processes can only be managed with a capable software. CeMAT Australia and CeBIT Australia will thus complement each other nicely, while at the same time addressing the major interest in IT,” explains Dr. Andreas Gruchow (Image right), Member of the Board at Deutsche Messe AG. Dr. Christoph Beumer (Image left), Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board at the Beumer Group, has welcomed the arrival of CeMAT to Australia: “Australia is an important market, primarily for the provision of raw materials and thus for bulk freight technology, however also airport logistics, mail order trade and consumer goods turnover. Good ideas and new technologies are thus in demand here. This is why we have been represented there for many years with our own subsidiary – and are now looking forward to having further opportunities to make contact with customers.” The exhibitors at CeMAT Australia will be presented with the entire logistics value chain, as well as solutions for both internal and external logistics. According to Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the business success of the Australian logistics sector is closely connected with the economic situation of the mining industry. Coal transport is thus particularly important here. Australia’s infrastructure needs urgent expansion, however, in order to keep pace with the ambitious economic growth. During the program of events accompanying CeMAT Australia, the emphasis will thus be on discussion topics such as the quality of the roads, airports, ports and railroads. www.cemat.com Multiscan PBM from KHT provides exact article data Exact master data on products is required to ensure optimized warehouse planning and management. Accurate measurement of packaged goods, including weight calculation, are required for this purpose. The mobile measuring station Multiscan PBM from KHT, with its stable transport trolley, can be operated without being connected to the power supply and records the dimensions and weight of the packaged goods. As soon as the exact article data is available, the space within the warehouse can be optimized and the shipping containers can be determined directly from the customer order. The measuring system provides all the key data for long-term capacity planning and thus ensures planning security. The Multiscan system consists of infrared sensors and receiver modules on opposite sides as well as integrated scales. Thanks to the arrangement of the modules complex shapes are accurately recorded in full. A special module enables the maximum compressibility of textiles to be calculated. The carrier frequency method suppresses any disruptive external light and the infrared beams are safe for the eyes. Solutions and Services for your Company’s Success EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS TO GERMANY AND EUROPE Business Development Marketing & Sales consultancy and services Financing Industry networks For further information please contact www.hannoverimpuls.de/international WIRTSCHAFTSFÖRDERUNG hannoverimpuls www.kht-online.de f+h Intralogistics 2/2015 23 Hannoverimpuls.indd 1 13.03.2015 08:18:34

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