Kalmar, part of Cargotec, had recently announced the launch of its containerised ChargePod solution for electrically powered forklift trucks. The solution addresses customer demand for cost-effective mobile outdoor charging solutions and is ideal for customers where large parts of their operations are outside, such as sawmills.
The Kalmar ChargePod provides a complete charging station inside a standard 20’ container that can be located almost anywhere on site. Two sets of forklift truck batteries can be charged simultaneously, and the container is insulated to make it suitable for use in both cold and hot climates, with AC cooling available as an option. The ChargePod is suitable for charging batteries used in Kalmar light and medium electric forklift trucks.\
“The ChargePod eliminates the need to invest in expensive and inflexible permanent charging station setups. Because the ChargePod is containerised it can be placed almost anywhere and is easy to relocate,” said David Malmström, Business Development Manager at Kalmar Forklift Trucks. Once the container is in place, a driver can easily replace a battery with the help of another forklift. The ChargePod promises to make our customers’ electrification journeys as time and cost-efficient as possible.”
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.
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