CeMAT update


A renewed focus on the automation and making smarter applications were the highlights of CeMAT 2016.

There were plenty new models from all the leading forklift manufacturers, with Jungheinrich making his debut in the double deck-capable lithium-ion electric EMD 115i/118 pedestrian stackers with a lift capacity up to 1,500kg and 1,800 kg. It also made a new series of battery-powered pedestrian trucks and stackers aimed at the entry segment. All of these trucks are fitted with a maintenance-free three-phase AC motor and a maintenance-free gel battery with an integrated charging device as well as an ergonomic Jungheinrich tiller. 
Two years after the launch of its series 3 and 4 hydrodynamic drive counterbalance trucks, Jungheinrich has added an "upward" extension of its diesel and LPG series in the form of the series 5. Featuring the lifting capacities of 4, 4.5 and 5 T, these stackers are powered by Kubota industrial engines with a high torque even at low revs.

China’s LiuGong showed 10 machines, ranging from 1.5 up to 5 tons. These include the new C-series forklift specially designed for European and American markets. The C-series forklift is equipped with a Tier III EFI engine which provides a strong output power and reduces emissions under all conditions. Described as products designed for more mature markets rather than as re-specified Chinese machines, the improved design of the C-series forklift offers both maximum visibility and stability. The integral structure design of the new frame, head guard and the counterweight improves the frame stiffness by 35%. The range is designed for reliability and maintenance. 

 LiuGong isn’t only a famous brand in the construction machinery industry, but they also provide a broad line of material handling equipment. 

Toyota Material Handling presented their Smart Dynamics approach by making material handling operations safer and more efficient. 
Toyota trucks are connected using Toyota’s I_Site technology, creating Smart Trucks that Toyota trucks are connected using Toyota’s I_Site technology, creating smaller Smart Trucks that allow customers to monitor the performances of trucks and operators, there by improving safety and reducing the costs. 
Toyota’s I_Site technology can be fitted into all the machines in the Toyota range – including retrofitting to approved used machines. The result is connected ‘Smart Trucks’ that are continuously transmitting and receiving data from standard telecommunication networks.

A company also picking up the intelligent machine concept, STILL presented their new "Simply Smart" approach at CeMAT 2016, focused on the "smart" interaction between humans and machines, and between machines themselves. This also includes the intelligent control of trucks and warehouse technology, software, and the provision of services and servicing. Among the new offerings is the STILL neXXt fleet, whose use makes intelligent, efficient fleet control able. 

 French machine maker Manitou had a various number of new products at its large outdoor display. The new ME 315 C 24V is the latest addition to the ME 48V line for use in confined spaces. Three new 48V models (ME 418, ME 420 and ME 425 C) also made their debut, alongside three brand new high-tonnage trucks (ME 440, 445 and 450) designed to complete the current 80V range and supply the heavy handling market. There was also a new C12 order preparer, fitted with a handling arm. The attached prehensile arm makes sure that the operator no longer has to carry loads throughout order preparation operations. The C12 is ideal for application in warehouses, factories or for order preparation. 

CLARK their 99th year CLARK, marking its 99th year, revealed five new models of the CC series compact electric stackers which have a maximum capacity up to 2.0 T and a maximum lift height of 4,800 mm. They are offered in addition to the existing CLARK SX and PX ‘heavy-duty’ models and are characterised by increased productivity thanks to outstanding agility, compact dimensions and convenient handling. 
Italy’s Levante returned to CEMAT with a wide range of mini-lifters. This range is designed for mini-pallets, drums, coils, boxes, glass and goods up to 350 kg.