In the North American market, Yale is one of the largest volume manufacturers of zero emissions electric lift trucks around. The business was among the first to adopt the energy efficiency of AC motor and control technology. Yale's continued pursuit of improved energy efficiency is further enhanced by competitive testing. All these testing results showcase that Yale's 5000 pound electric rider model provides the best energy efficiency, or energy used per load moved, of any kind of lift truck within its category within North America.
Yale was able to develop and introduce a ground-breaking electronically controlled transmission that can really reduce the brake and tire wear for our ICE forklift customers. With regards to our electric trucks, the company has implemented a particular system to recapture energy into the lift truck during the lowering of loads and during braking. This energy could then be reused. This particular process greatly lowers the overall energy consumption of the model.
Yale has utilized numerous inventive engineering techniques to lessen non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of hydraulic system efficiency, drive train efficiency and weight reduction. There are still pending patents on the drive train efficiency.
Over the past few decades, Yale has gone the extra mile in making their lift trucks to be compatible with all the latest in alternative power technologies. The company has implemented LPG option, electric battery units, clean diesel fuels. This tradition is being upheld most recently, with the company being among the first to implement working fuel cells in actual applications.
Yale has supported many greener technologies through engineering teamwork. Moreover, we have started a new system of field validation testing, and analysis. At the current time, we are investigating in more effective battery technologies and chemistries, to be able to increase productivity, lessen overall energy use and decrease toxic material content.
Yale has shown a great devotion to green initiatives which have been reinforced by the companies focus on developing new standards within the industry.
One more prime consideration in Yale forklift design is recyclability. Starting at the design stage, Yale actively chooses materials for its lift trucks keeping the recyclability factor in mind. Having broken down things to be able to be sent for recycling and re-using materials as much as possible really reduces our footprint and keeps environmental sustainability at the forefront of our company.