Yale is a leading manufacturer of zero emissions electric lift trucks within the North American Market. The company was among the very first to start utilizing other control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. Yale's continued pursuit of better energy efficiency is further improved by competitive testing. These testing results feature that Yale's 5000 pound electric rider model offers the best energy efficiency, or energy utilized per load transported, of any lift truck in its category in North America.
Yale developed and introduced a ground-breaking electronically controlled transmission. This machine greatly reduces brake and tire wear for our ICE lift truck customers. With regards to our electric forklifts, the business has applied a particular system to recapture energy into the truck during the lowering of loads and during braking. This energy could then be used again. This specific process really lowers the overall energy consumption of the model.
Yale has been able to apply many inventive engineering techniques that have helped to minimize the vehicles non-productive energy. These methods have helped to improve its hydraulic system efficiency, drive train efficiency and weight reduction. There are still patents pending on the drive train efficiency.
Yale has taken great strides to make their lift trucks to be compatible with the latest in alternative power technologies over the years. Yale has implemented electric battery models and clean diesel fuels and LPG option. This tradition is being upheld most recently, with Yale being among the very first in implementing working fuel cells in actual applications.
Yale has supported many greener technologies through engineering collaboration. In addition, we have initiated a new system of field validation testing, and analysis. Presently, we are investigating in more efficient battery chemistries and technologies, to be able to reduce toxic material content, increase production and lessen overall energy consumption.
Yale has shown a great devotion to green initiatives that have been reinforced by the companies focus on developing new standards within the business.
Another main factor in Yale forklift design is recyclability. Starting at the design stage, Yale actively chooses materials for its lift trucks keeping the recyclability factor in mind. Re-using materials as much as possible and having broken down things to be able to be sent for recycling really decreases our footprint and keeps environmental sustainability at the forefront of our company.