19th October 2021

In food and beverage processing, manufacture, storage and distribution, cleanliness is non-negotiable. Did you know that a Hyster® lithium-ion forklift provides clean power that can help prevent contamination?

Here are 3 ways that the Hyster J2.5-3.0XNL series forklifts with lithium-ion batteries can help sites uphold standards.

  1. No fumes or acid

In food and beverage industry applications, lift trucks are commonly found transporting and stacking pallets within an indoor warehouse, or feeding raw materials to a production line.  The Hyster J2.5-3.0XNL forklifts may help to support food safety and quality thanks to a lithium-ion battery. This means there are no fumes or acid, such as those found in lead-acid batteries, which could result in a spill and cause contamination.

The ability to run and charge lithium-ion forklifts internally without requiring additional ventilation also provides a pollution-free alternative for indoor applications. At the same time, this supports the move towards sustainable, zero-emissions operations.

  • Maintenance free batteries

The Hyster J2.5-3.0XNL forklift series is intelligently designed so that the lithium-ion battery is fully integrated and does not need to be removed from the truck for charging.  It is possible to opportunity charge the integrated lithium-ion batteries easily during breaks, supporting uptime and high productivity.

No lead acid batteries need to be stored on site and as the batteries are ‘maintenance free’, they also require no watering, cleaning, or equalising. All these factors again reduce potential contact with contaminants on a site with high hygiene standards.

  • Toughness when it counts

Materials handling equipment in food and beverage applications can often be exposed to extreme temperatures when handling cold or frozen goods and downtime is not an option. Lithium-ion batteries perform well in both warm and cool environments, giving operations the flexibility to use the lift truck wherever it is needed across the entire operation. 

What’s more the robust design and opportunity charging capabilities of the Hyster J2.5-3.0XNL lift trucks make them well suited to peaks and seasonal demands where operations may intensify.

Find out more about lithium-ion forklifts

Lithium-ion forklifts may not yet be right for every business. The right Hyster equipment will always depend on the specific application.

This is where our Food and Beverage Industry Solutions team can offer support and advice.  Alternatively, contact your local Hyster dealer today.

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