Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe (HHIE), the construction equipment and forklift truck division of the Korean industrial giant, has announced the European launch of a new series of advanced battery-powered Dash-7 fork-lift trucks with AC technology at Manutention, Paris.
There are three 4-wheel models (16, 18 and 20B-7) with 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0t capacity, and three 3-wheel models (15, 18 and 20BT-7), with lift capacities of 1.5, 1.8 and 2.0t capacity, respectively. These new models replace the previous Dash 5 HBF15-5, 18-5, 15T-5 and 18T-5 models, whilst the two new 2t models (20B-7 and 20BT-7) are additions to the range.
These are the first models to be offered by Hyundai with AC motors, providing superior control, smoother driving, improved energy efficiency, all aided by the excellent inherent braking and regeneration capacity of the drive system.
There are also significant performance benefits from the AC drive system, with improved traction, gradability (up to nearly 30%), and controllability, both on the ramp and during braking, provided by the smooth-working retardation characteristics of the AC drive motors. This enhances stability, operator confidence and consequent overall working efficiency.
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