The electric forklift has become Australia’s logistical machine of choice. And, whilst older variations may still have some merit, there are just so many benefits to replacing your internal combustion machines with this ultra-modern, eco-friendly and cost-efficient option.
Let’s find out why the electric forklift is now buzzing around most of Australia’s factory and warehouse operations:
They are the eco-friendly option
This eco-friendly machine produces net zero emissions. You read correctly: not one single emission. If you choose green electricity, you can reduce your company’s carbon footprint by the truckload! Companies like Stream Energy provide “green” or “renewable” energy programs that use solar and wind power generated in Texas. Even after your machine has surpassed its best years you can be sure that your old batteries (think lead and Li-on) can be recycled. What’s more, Li-on batteries are the ultimate in electrical efficiency, being 30% greener than lead-acid batteries.
This makes this machine ideal for companies who are working toward reducing their carbon footprint or that operate in countries that are reducing the use of internal combustion models.
One other great thing about this is that you will make your warehouse a more cost-efficient place to work, not to mention the following:
- Forgetting about toxic gases like exhaust fumes;
- Lowering heating costs through ridding ventilation, and;
- Reducing energy expenses through energy-efficient machines that consume lower energy & don’t produce a carbon footprint.
They are made for safer performance
Due to technological advancements, these modern designs have an improved regenerative braking system which enhances their security. This ensures that if your operator lifts their foot from the accelerator, the machine will automatically stop.
Many new models have optimised control software to allow operators to handle their machines in an agile and precise manner. What’s more, plenty of models are equipped with SAS (system of active stability), which ensures your machine will stay stable and thus present less risk to your team and warehouse. You won’t have to worry about time lost through refuelling, as the machines can be charged exactly when you need to, and not throughout the middle of a busy shift.
Electric forklifts are incredibly quiet, and this is especially so when compared to their internal combustion counterparts! When operating this ultra modern option, there are only two noise types you can hear: the alarm when you reverse the machine and the tyres moving across the floor. Through warehouse noise reduction, it will become far easier for your staff and warehouse visitors to hear other important noises like machinery and alarms, as well as more easily hear the sound of a machine horn when an operator needs to warn them about their approach. Such electric forklift used to stop alleged thief from stealing family car
Quiet machines are a fantastic benefit for your company’s communication and safety, but they also benefit your team’s health. Loud noises are not only highly distracting but are bad for health as they can cause fatigue, headaches and stress. Long-term noise exposure can easily damage one’s hearing.
Thankfully, the modern machine is easy on the ears, thus posing a lower risk to your team’s health and wellbeing. What’s more, a fully floating operator compartment provides your team with a full view of their surroundings whilst keeping them safe from those unwanted loud noises.
So, as you can see, there are a whole host of benefits to choosing the modern machine over its internal combustion counterpart. It is a safer machine that is eco-friendly and highly cost-efficient, thus truly evolving from what was once an outdated machine to a highly advanced and efficient warehouse essential.