Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has recently unveiled its new ‘K-Motion’ solution at TOC Europe exhibition in Rotterdam on June 10, 2015. Kalmar K-Motion is a new drive train system, embedded into the programming of the Kalmar Gloria reachstacker, which aims to increase efficiency and productivity by elevating uptime, ergonomics and safety, while reducing fuel consumption and running costs.
PTI reported in a previous article that Kalmar had opted into a joint-venture with terminal operating system provider Navis to release its ‘OneTerminal’ design.
The Kalmar K-Motion solution is said to increase precision in both low and high drive speed modes, with the smart control system splitting the power to increase overall drive and lift efficiency.
As a result, daily operations are claimed to be safer so that operators can focus on the task ahead and react quickly, avoiding accidents, damaged cargo and driver fatigue.
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.
Stefan Johansson, Director of Sales and Marketing at Kalmar Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers, said: “Over the last 10 years we have been on a quest to find the best solution for our reachstackers, and now we have arrived at our goal and are delighted to present K-Motion, the most efficient way to achieve major savings, increase productivity, and reduce fuel consumption and emissions with our reachstackers.
“Now more than ever, terminals are under pressure to increase their capacity, cut costs and improve the footprint of everyday operations. Within Kalmar we have a long-term commitment to developing efficient sustainable technology, which includes the possible application of K-Motion across our range of reachstackers in the future.”