Sennebogen adds battery-powered scrap handler

Sennebogen adds battery-powered scrap handler

Company says its new 817 Electro Battery model is freely movable while offering CO2 savings.

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Germany-based Sennebogen calls its new 817 Electro Battery battery-powered electric material handler “the first of the freely movable battery-powered models that Sennebogen will be adding to its tried-and-tested electric range in the future.”

The new 817 E model is “useful technology for maximum CO2 savings and flexibility,” states the firm.

The company says it has been building electric material handlers for more than 30 years, although previous models are used in stationary applications or with limited mobility because of their need to be linked via cable to a power source.

A weakness of some competitors’ pure battery-powered models “have proven to be [because of] the limited operating time of the batteries,” states Sennebogen.

The 817 Electro Battery model, says the company, offers “dual power management” to “ensure that the power supply from the [grid] is used for work movements, while the excess power fed in also recharges the batteries so the machine can then work independently again.”

With an assumed 2,000 operating hours per year and energy generation from renewable energy sources, the battery-powered material handler can save an average of 31,800 kilograms (70,100 pounds) of CO2 per year compared with some diesel-powered counterparts – and with equal freedom of movement.

Sennebogen says it is planning to offer the battery option will be available in its 817 to 825 model range.

The charging connection of the new 817 is located on the undercarriage, so “the machine can continue to swivel and work 360 degrees” while charging, says the company. When the grid connection is disconnected, the 817 Electro Battery “automatically detects this and works autonomously in battery operation with the same performance data,” states Sennebogen.

Depending on the power requirement, the battery pack allows for six hours operating hours without recharging, says the company.

The premiere of the 817 E will take place from May 30 May to June 3 at the IFAT trade fair in Munich, with Sennebogen’s exhibit located in Hall C5, Stand 241/340.