Steering new course with sensors

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Publication ID: EVOL_1997_E1_EN_3
Author: Axel Krause, Hans-Joachim Doss
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Steering new course with sensors

The trend towards automation in material handling applications has given way to the reality that conventional industrial trucks equipped with modern sensor technology can provide the most cost effective and flexible answer to in-plant material flow problems. One way to improve overall performance is to provide a better driver environment through the use of electronic sensors built into the steering system. This is a solution that industrial truck builder Jungheinrich AG has applied to its latest range of Retrak high rack stackers. These fork lift trucks, incorporating SKF sensorised deep groove ball bearings within the steering mechanism, offer 60% savings on the energy required by the steering system when compared with conventional designs-and at the same time they offer lower maintenance and capital costs.

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