Yale is a leading producer of zero emissions electric forklifts within the North American Market. The business was among the very first to start utilizing the energy efficient AC motor and other control technology. Yale's continued pursuit of better energy efficiency is improved further by competitive testing. These testing results showcase that the 5000 pound electric rider unit made by Yale provides the best energy efficiency, or energy utilized per load transported, of any kind of lift truck within its category in North America.
Yale was able to develop and introduce a ground-breaking electronically controlled transmission which can greatly lessen the brake and tire wear for our ICE forklift customers. For our electric trucks, the company has implemented a system to recapture energy into the lift truck during the lowering of loads and during braking. This energy can then be utilized again. This process really lessens the models overall energy consumption.
Yale has been able to apply lots of innovative engineering techniques that have helped to reduce the vehicles non-productive energy. These methods have helped to improve its hydraulic system efficiency, drive train efficiency and weight reduction. There are still pending patents on the drive train efficiency.
Yale has taken great strides to engineer their lift trucks to be compatible with the newest in alternative power technologies over the years. The business has applied clean diesel fuels, LPG option and electric battery units. This tradition is being upheld most recently, with Yale being amongst the first to implement working fuel cells in actual applications.
Yale has supported numerous greener technologies through engineering collaboration. Additionally, we have initiated a new system of field validation testing, and analysis. Presently, we are investigating in more efficient battery chemistries and technologies, so as to decrease toxic material content, increase productivity and lessen overall energy consumption.
Yale has shown a great commitment to green initiatives that have been reinforced by the companies focus on developing new standards within the business.
Another prime factor in Yale lift truck design is recyclability. Starting at the design stage, Yale actively selects 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 decreases our footprint and keeps environmental sustainability at the forefront of our business.