AC-powered lift trucks
Free of brushes and commutators, fully AC-powered lift trucks are designed to facilitate production and reliability.
Free of brushes and commutators, fully AC-powered lift trucks are designed to facilitate production and reliability. The reduction of wearable parts helps eliminate costs and downtime associated with motor brush cleaning, checks and replacements. Improved traction performance and variable electric on-demand steering help reduce energy consumption, and an AC brushless hoist motor powers the hydraulic system. The hydraulic system contributes to increased performance and energy savings through the use of powered and regenerative lowering. The units’ AC drive motor is designed to extend battery life to provide more runtime per battery charge. An extended shift feature enables enhanced runtime without recharging over longer periods.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.