Carer believes we are at the most remarkable period in the nearly 200-year long history of the electric motor. Manufacturers like Carer are always testing the limits to see just how advanced these motors can be. The results have been extraordinary, shaping and influencing many industries, what they can deliver, and how.
When speaking of the electric motor and energy efficiency, it has made great strides in recent years. More focus and urgency has been placed on making these motors as efficient as possible. This lowers their energy consumption, minimizes operating costs, and reduces carbon dioxide emissions while delivering reliable, high-level performance.
Many of the pioneers in the business are focused on technologies including batteries, supercapacitors, and the synchronous motor. These components are crucial for limiting the consumption of electricity by these high-performance electric motors.
The main appeal of the lithium-ion battery is the potential cost savings that can be experienced over time. While it’s true that lithium-ion forklift batteries cost more than lead-acid batteries, they last 2-3 times longer. This creates dramatic savings in other areas that guarantee a significantly lower cost of ownership.
At Carer when we compare the lithium-ion battery to the lead-acid, we see an approximate 40% increase in efficiency. This translates to substantial cost savings by having to spend less money on energy for charging batteries. The increase is due, in part, to the ineffective charging/discharging ability of the lead-acid battery.
In other words, you will see a decrease in the number of amps during charge time, and quick decrease in voltage during discharge. This in turn decreases the total capacity of your battery. Increased efficiency is also found in energy lost in heat production. For example, a lead-acid battery burns off 45-50% of its energy in heat, while a lithium-ion battery loses only 10-15%.
Unlike lead-acid batteries, the lithium-ion batteries that are available with Carer forklifts maintain a stable voltage output. This stable voltage reduces the current drawn through the electrical components of the forklift. This reduces heat production, ensuring longer component life. The extended life cycle reduces depreciation and maintenance costs while ensuring a more reliable machine. This contributes to increased uptime and productivity, further enhancing value.
Carer continuously works toward greater operating autonomy for its high-capacity electric forklift trucks. A prime example of this is the development of the supercapacitor and its ability to support the power drawn and returned to the main battery.
Those that are looking to make the switch to electric often wonder if the machine will have enough energy to withstand long hours. With the development of the supercapacitor, Carer trucks have become extremely efficient. The supercapacitor is an energy accumulator that works almost like an auxiliary battery. This increases the truck’s autonomy through the reduction of waster energy.
The Synchronous Motor
The Carer synchronous motor guarantees high efficiency in any situation it is exposed to. This is extremely beneficial for applications characterized by a highly inconsistent and intense environment. This type of engine can even retain efficiency when pushed to the max for extended periods of time. As a result, you’re getting consistently efficient performance regardless of your operating environment and the materials you handle.
Another great advantage of Carer’s synchronous motors is determined by their high torque density. Working with smaller diameters allows Carer to reduce the size of the motor while maintaining and even increasing performance. With the ability to reduce the size of the motor, we are also able to reduce the amount of heat loss. This gives us the ability to restore more power to the motor, increase output capacity, and create forklifts that are redefining the future.
View our product line to see the full list of models we carry. Carer electric forklifts are ideal for any industry and any type of material. We can even design a custom unit for specific requirements and specialized handling. Contact our team at 1-844-33CARER (1-844-332-2737) for more information!