Electric Lift Truck Specifications
The lift truck is a popular piece of machines utilized to carry and lift goods and supplies on jobsites like construction and warehousing. Forklifts now are available in varying classes and are powered with different sources. Today, electric lift trucks have become common for several industries. They are powered by rechargeable lead-acid batteries that are more powerful and larger compared to batteries used for automobiles. In this broad category of electric lift trucks, there are various sub-types distinguished by several common conditions.
Load capacity is the amount of weight which a particular kind of forklift can support.
The vertical lift travel of the forklift is the stroke. It describes the total difference between the fully-raised and fully-loaded positions of the specific lift truck.
Classes of lift trucks categorize machines by type to be able to organize the features of the different models. Lift trucks 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 merchandise in a warehouse. Class III electric lift trucks are motor-powered hand trucks that are utilized by an individual who walks at the rear of the model.
The battery specifications help to give the required information pertaining to its performance. On the forklift is a plate which identifies the volts put out from the battery. The battery weight will often be specified on the lift truck also, as that specification is required to know the amount of weight the forklift should support. Usually the specification also includes the weight of the forklift truck without the battery.
Input is the total energy input that the lift truck's battery is made to accept while charging. This is actually an important condition. For example, an electric forklift may be able to accept either 460 or 230 volts at a time.