Yale is a top manufacturer of zero emissions electric lift trucks within the North American Market. The business was among the very first to start using other control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. Yale's continued pursuit of superior energy efficiency is enhanced further by competitive testing. These testing results showcase that the 5000 pound electric rider unit manufactured by Yale provides the best energy efficiency, or energy used per load moved, of any kind of lift truck within its class within North America.
Yale developed and introduced an innovative electronically controlled transmission. This machine greatly lessens tire and brake wear for our ICE lift truck clients. For our electric forklifts, Yale has applied a system to recapture energy into the lift truck during the lowering of loads and during braking. This energy could then be reused. This specific process really lowers the overall energy consumption of the unit.
Yale has utilized many innovative 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 forklifts to be compatible with all the latest in alternative power technologies. Yale has applied electric battery units and clean diesel fuels and LPG option. This tradition is being upheld most recently, with Yale being amongst the very first to implement working fuel cells in actual applications.
Yale has supported numerous greener technologies through engineering teamwork. Moreover, we have initiated a new system of field validation testing, and analysis. Currently, we are investigating in more effective battery technologies and chemistries, so as to decrease toxic material content, increase efficiency and reduce overall energy consumption.
Yale has shown a great devotion to green initiatives which have been reinforced by the companies focus on developing new standards in the industry.
Another prime factor in Yale forklift design is recyclability. Starting at the design stage, Yale actively selects materials for its forklifts keeping the recyclability factor in mind. Re-using materials as much as possible and having broken down items to be able to be sent for recycling keeps environmental sustainability at the forefront of our company and greatly reduces our footprint.