Hydrogen presents the practical choice for long-shift MHE operations
One of the most emerging markets for hydrogen fuel vehicles is material handling equipment (MHE). Typically fuelled by red diesel in outdoor environments and battery acids in indoor spaces, material handling equipment such as pallet jacks and forklift trucks require a zero-emission alternative that delivers quick refuelling times compared to electric storage batteries. With lengthy refuelling times and high recharging infrastructure costs, electric battery options present downtime and logistic issues.
Hydrogen fuel cells maintain a constant power output with no decline over a shift, unlike lithium-ion and lead acid batteries. Hydrogen powered material handling equipment also frees up space in the warehouse as there is no requirement for a battery charging room. This leads to an increase in warehouse capacity and in turn means more £s per m2.
Hydrogen delivers fast refuelling times with all the same benefits as batteries
The economic case for hydrogen powered forklift trucks (FLTs) is rapidly being established globally. Hydrogen FLTs require much shorter 'recharge’ times than battery equivalents but deliver all the same benefits for indoor operations.
For this reason, many businesses across the world are choosing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles over batteries as a means to transitioning to net-zero. Ideal across a range of transportation vehicles, hydrogen is able to consistently supply power throughout long operational shifts; enhancing operations, increasing productivity and delivering a lower cost of ownership.
The optimum refuelling solution for hydrogen powered forklift trucks
NanoSUN’s Pioneer Mobile Hydrogen Refuelling Station allows operators to refill hydrogen tanks safely, quickly and inexpensively – directly on-site. The Pioneer 145 can refuel a typical class three forklift truck around 900 times with hydrogen vehicle refuelling achieved in less than 5 minutes per forklift.
- Combined hydrogen gas storage, distribution and dispensing solution
- Low cost - capital cost significantly lower than a fixed Hydrogen Refuelling Station
- Reliable - mobile nature enables units to back each other up, resulting in a more reliable hydrogen refuelling network.
- Mobile - rapid deployment, no fixed utilities
- Easily scalable - facilitates growing hydrogen powered vehicle fleets
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