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With the demand for better and cleaner technology and the urgency to electrify, global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are futureproofing their businesses and looking to zero-emission alternatives.

Battery powered material handling equipment such as scissor lifts, cherry pickers, forklift trucks, sigma lifts and work aerial platforms are growing in popularity due to the multiple benefits they provide to the end user. With a reduction in the consumption of fuel, huge cost savings can be made as well as being quieter, requiring less maintenance and having better operator comfort.

Snorkel’s first lithium-ion powered Sigma Lift - Case Study

The Problem

  • Founded in 1959, Snorkel is a global manufacturer of aerial lifts. In response to customer demand for more reliable and efficient power, a lithium-ion powered SL26SL was needed to replace the existing lead acid model.

The Challenge

  • Working within an extremely challenging timeframe, we were tasked with defining the system needs, and designing and building the SL26E protype concept.

The Solution

  • The zero-emissions SL26E concept vehicle was successfully delivered on time encompassing three Hyperdrive lithium-ion battery packs. Providing Snorkel customers with a lower maintained, quieter and more cost-efficient product., it was displayed at bauma 2019, the world’s largest construction machinery trade fair.
  • 48V Pack Arrangement: 3P

  • Voltage: 43.4 – 58.1v

  • Capacity: 17.2 kWh

  • Peak Current: 600A

  • Peak Power: 34kW