Clark is entering a new load class for its electric-powered equipment with the GEX 40-50 with pneumatic or superlastic rubber tyres. This 80V four-wheel forklift with its 4, 4.5 and 5 tonne load capacities represents a significant complement to the successful GEX range (1.6 – 3 tonnes). The conceptual design of the GEX, which features two drive motors, 100 percent AC technology and maintenance-free oil-immersed disk brakes, is identical to Clark’s industry-proven three- and four-wheel models in the 48 and 80 Volt segment. This already guarantees excellent performance, optimal manoeuvrability and safe load handling. The experts will be introduced to the new Clark forklift for loading and unloading, warehouse work, production applications and tasks in the recycling sector at the CeMAT 2011 in Hanover.
GEX 40-50: powerful yet economical
Developed by Clark’s international project team, the new GEX’s two parallel front drive motors each with 9.2 kW power and 80 Volt three-phase current technology ensure excellent acceleration and high driving power. The twin AC motors are maintenance free, reducing operating costs to a minimum.
Drive dependent on steering angle
Steering: the drive performance on the GEX 40-50 is dependent on the steering angle. The speed and direction of the wheels are controlled in such a way that severe tyre wear is avoided. This type of steering also enables a gentle yet precise startup, even when the steering is fully locked. The manoeuvrability of the GEX 40-50 is positively surprising given its load class.
Optimal protection for motors and controls
All the motors are fully enclosed so they are protected against dust, water and dirt particles; motor temperature monitoring curbs the power whenever temperatures approach design limits. All the control elements are also enclosed and are therefore protected against ambient factors.
Full control by means of intelligent braking standards
Clark has also incorporated its foot-operated parking brake, which was previously only known for their use in their combustion engined industrial vehicles. A total of three mutually independent brake systems ensure practically-oriented safety levels and increase the turnaround efficiency through improved utilisation of the battery capacity. As in all Clark electric forklifts, the new GEX series also uses DIN batteries.
For particularly safe handling on sloping terrain and loading platforms, the standard ramp function enables vehicle control to be maintained at all times.
Working safely and fatigue-free
To what extent does the GEX 40-50 offer a fatigue-free workplace? The GEX 40-50 answers this question as soon as you mount it. The driver can reach his ergonomically designed work area with plenty of room via a large, low-positioned perforated metal step.
Clark Europe GmbH