Yale is a top manufacturer of zero emissions electric lift trucks in the North American Market. The business was one of the first to start using other control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. Yale's continued pursuit of improved energy efficiency is enhanced more by competitive testing. These testing results feature that Yale's 5000 pound electric rider unit offers the best energy utilized per load transported, or energy efficiency, of any lift truck in its class in North America.
Yale developed and introduced a ground-breaking electronically controlled transmission. This machine greatly reduces brake and tire wear for our ICE forklift clients. With regards to our electric lift trucks, the business has implemented a system to recapture energy into the lift truck during braking and during the lowering of loads. This energy can then be reused. This specific process greatly lowers the overall energy consumption of the unit.
Yale has utilized lots of innovative engineering techniques to reduce non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of drive train efficiency, hydraulic system efficiency and weight reduction. There are still patents pending on the drive train efficiency.
Over the last several decades, Yale has gone the extra mile in making their lift trucks to be compatible with all the latest in alternative power technologies. The company has applied clean diesel fuels, LPG option and electric battery models. This practice is being upheld most recently, with Yale being among the first to implement working fuel cells in actual applications.
Through engineering teamwork, Yale has supported the adoption of many greener technologies. Additionally, we have started a new system of field validation testing, and analysis. Presently, we are investigating in more efficient battery technologies and chemistries, to be able to increase efficiency, lessen overall energy consumption and reduce toxic material content.
Yale is strongly committed to these green initiatives and they are reinforced by the company's participation in setting and developing new industry standards to implement these greener technologies in a safe and reliable way.
Another prime factor in Yale forklift design is recyclability. Starting at the design stage, the company 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 decreases our footprint.