Yale is a leading producer of zero emissions electric lift trucks within the North American Market. The company was among the very first to start utilizing other control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. Yale's continued pursuit of superior energy efficiency is further enhanced by competitive testing. All these testing results showcase that the 5000 pound electric rider model manufactured by Yale offers the best energy utilized per load transported, or energy efficiency, of any type of forklift within its class within North America.
Yale introduced and developed an innovative electronically controlled transmission. This machine really reduces tire and brake wear for our ICE forklift customers. With regards to our electric lift trucks, Yale has implemented a system to recapture energy into the truck during braking and during the lowering of loads. This energy could then be reused. This process greatly lowers the overall energy consumption of the unit.
Yale has utilized many inventive engineering techniques to reduce non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of hydraulic system efficiency, drive train 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 engineering their forklifts to be compatible with all the newest in alternative power technologies. The business has implemented LPG option, electric battery models, clean diesel fuels. This tradition is being upheld most recently, with the company being among the first to implement working fuel cells in actual applications.
Yale has supported many greener technologies through engineering collaboration. Furthermore, we have started a new system of field validation testing, and analysis. At the current time, we are investigating in more efficient battery chemistries and technologies, in order to decrease overall energy use, decrease toxic material content and increase productivity.
Yale is strongly devoted to these green initiatives and they are reinforced by the company's participation in setting and developing new industry standards to adopt these greener technologies in a safe and reliable manner.
Recyclability is another key consideration in Yale lift truck design. Starting at the design stage, Yale actively chooses materials for its forklifts keeping the recyclability factor in mind. Having broken down items to be able to be sent for recycling and re-using materials as much as possible really decreases our footprint and keeps environmental sustainability at the forefront of our company.