The summer season is now in full progress and is accompanied by very high temperatures. We asked our experts what problems excessive heat can cause the forklift dated and what solutions were designed to better equip the latest technological trolleys.
What solutions have been designed to improve performance?
Thermal trolleys can be equipped with optional air conditioning to improve operator comfort. Electric Trolleys it is technically possible to install a similar system, but it weighs heavily on battery and then cart performance.
For the protection of the components of the truck instead, there are equipment with pipe sheaths and caps with insulating materials.
New or old, what advice to give to the employer to “Park” the cart safely during the holidays?
Use and maintenance manuals of each cart there are instructions to leave the vehicle in such a way as to prevent any problems to the boathouse.
Some precautions regarding the storage place must be dry, clean, well-ventilated place. The truck must be cleaned, lifting chains must be left switched off (by placing the forks), control the levels and optionally restore them, charge the battery and leave it disconnected from the cart, lubrificandone terminals.
What happens to cart if working at high temperatures?
High temperatures can cause potential damage to forklift trucks.
Some components of the trolleys are designed to operate within a certain temperature range, it malfunctions or damage. At high temperatures is necessary to operate the degradation of performance or time to prevent overheating.
Which parts of the carriage may be affected?
Cart parts potentially affected by temperature limitations are definitely engines, whether we’re talking about or trolleys, electric carts and, in case of electric trucks, also the battery.
As for thermal engines, these are constantly cooled by a circuit with coolant to avoid damage to internal parts.
The electric motors can be equipped with cooling, or refrigeration is guaranteed by the presence of particle dispersion. The motors proportionately reduce performance as a function of temperature, or stopped operation on exceeding a certain threshold.
In the case of batteries, the excessive rise in temperature can lead to premature aging of the battery itself that affect battery life.
In specific environments such as foundries, where the truck is used for handling tasks in direct contact with sources of heat, motors and pipes are covered with special insulation sheaths.
What risks might run the forklift driver?
At high temperatures, the forklift driver can drop drastically because of stress. Therefore increases the chances of making mistakes that can cause damage or cause injury to persons present in the work environment
What advice to follow to work safely without lowering productivity?
First, you need to use lift trucks are equipped with all necessary equipment for high temperature application. This allows you to work safely and avoid compromising productivity. It is also necessary to provide for adequate maintenance to the type of operations for which it is intended the trolley in such a way as to not penalize efficiency.