26/01/2016 - 15:08 pm

Kalmar K-Motion Drive Train Introduced to Asia-Pacific Region | Industry News

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launched its new drive train system K-Motion solution into the Asia-Pacific region. Kalmar K-Motion, embedded into the programming of the Kalmar Gloria reachstacker, increases the efficiency and productivity of reachstackers by improving uptime, ergonomics and safety while also reducing fuel consumption, and therefore reducing emissions and running costs. The APAC launch was introduced this month in Shanghai, China.

Kalmar K-Motion's combination of hydrostatic and mechanical technologies delivers a more efficient transmission and allows for a smaller engine, all without compromising drive and lift power. All of this adds up to a reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions by as much as 40%.

K-Motion's smart control system improves precision in both low and high drive-speed modes by splitting the power to increase overall drive and lifting efficiency, while the improved joystick enables more precise driving. As a result, daily operations are safer as operators can focus on the task at hand and react more quickly to potential problems, while the improved ergonomics also help reduce fatigue. 

The first equipment to feature K-Motion technology is the Kalmar Gloria DRG450 reachstacker, designed for container, intermodal, and industrial handling. Because K-Motion technology allows for a smaller engine with a maximum speed of 1700 rpm, it helps reduce engine noise, thereby improving comfort both for drivers and anyone in the surrounding area. 


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