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Bosch Rexroth has an aversion to forklifts with belching exhausts!

A Positive Control combination being showcased by Bosch Rexroth at CeMAT 2016 demonstrates how diesel consumption and thus exhaust emissions can be significantly reduced in existing forklift designs - with minimal outlay.

23 May. 2016

In Hannover, Bosch Rexroth will be showing the logistics sector numerous drive and control solutions designed to get machinery and equipment of any size moving efficiently. Two clear trends have emerged in the sector - emissions limits for diesel engines are getting tighter virtually everywhere in the world and the fierce price war on the Asian forklift market is forcing manufacturers to keep a close eye on costs. And that is precisely why Bosch Rexroth started looking for an affordable solution for existing forklift designs. It has found one - and is exhibiting it at CeMAT 2016.

The designers at Bosch Rexroth have developed SMP12 Positive Control, a cost-effective control block specifically for forklift trucks weighing up to six metric tons with combustion engines. In conjunction with the A1VO axial piston pump, it reduces diesel consumption by up to 11 percent and thus significantly cuts exhaust emissions. In terms of functionality, installation space, weight and cost, the Bosch Rexroth innovation meets the typical requirements of Asian manufacturers, who are also increasingly targeting export markets. The new combination is already being tried out by various forklift manufacturers in test vehicles - with successful results. Only minor changes were required, as the compact SMP12 and A1VO fit the requirements of the existing machine concepts. The initial test drives also confirm the potential savings when it comes to consumption and exhaust emissions.

Bosch Rexroth AG (89275 Elchingen, Germany), Hall 26, Stand L28