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, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 6–9 | Cite as

Narrow-aisle Truck with New Motor Technology

  • Jürgen Schmalzl

Jungheinrich has launched a new, narrow-aisle truck generation. Highlights of the new EKX 514-516 electric order picker/tri-lateral stacker, so called combi stacker, include new synchronous reluctance motors and a patented vibration damping system.


By having the lowest energy consumption values for industrial truck fleets, Jungheinrich already meets the requirements of the EU ecodesign directive 2009/125/EC. This directive establishes the “framework for setting ecodesign requirements for energy-related products” for subsequent implementation into national law. Although the framework-derived implementation measures for the forklift truck industry have not yet been defined at the country level, the criteria can already be foreseen. What is clear is that a significant tightening of the requirements compared with the prior state of the art is on the cards, and these will be met with the new motor technology. On the other hand, warehouse operators are already increasingly...



The development of the synchronous reluctance technology was supported by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.

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© Sringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Schmalzl
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  1. 1.Development and Construction of the Product Line Storage and SystemJungheinrich Moosburg AG & Co. KGMoosburgGermany

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