Kalmar unveils K-Motion solution for reachstackers
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has unveiled its new K-Motion solution at TOC Europe exhibition in Rotterdam on 10 June 2015. Kalmar K-Motion is a new drive train system, embedded into the programming of the Kalmar Gloria reachstacker, increasing efficiency and productivity by elevating uptime, ergonomics and safety, while reducing fuel consumption and running costs, the company said in its press release.
The Kalmar K-Motion solution increases precision in both low and high drive speed modes, with the smart control system splitting the power to increase overall drive and lift efficiency. The fine-tuned joystick also delivers more precise driving. As a result, daily operations are made safer, so operators can focus on the task ahead and react quickly, avoiding accidents, damaged cargo and driver fatigue.
As the less efficient torque converter has been replaced by hydrostatic technology, the throttle works as an actual speed throttle. The combination of hydrostatic and mechanical technologies delivers a more efficient transmission and allows for a downsized engine. This reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, giving reductions of up to 40% without compromising drive and lift power.
The first equipment that was launched with the K-Motion technology is the Kalmar Gloria DRG450 reachstacker with 6-6.5m wheel base, for container, intermodal and industrial handling. The maximum engine speed 1700rpm is designed to function with a lower decibel output. Therefore, the addition of K-Motion improves noise reduction even further, increasing the comfort of drivers and people nearby. Its greener design and lifetime value provide savings daily.