A logistics-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) had the goal of demonstrating a hybrid fuel cell-battery forklift together with their end customer. As we had previous experience implementing our technology into such an application, we were tasked with modifying one of our systems to fit into the OEM’s existing electrified forklift chassis. The hydrogen electric forklift would be tested and
evaluated at SSAB facilities in Sandviken, as part of taking advantage of the axcess hydrogen from HYBRID “worlds first Zero emission steel mill”.
After feasibility study the customer decided on a drop-in replacement solution from their current battery solution that would then be field tested on-site at the location of the end-customer.
We were tasked with:
- Performing a feasibility study of the application requirements and a concept
- Designing a fuel cell based power source to replace the existing battery pack
- Verifying the concept and functionality before the FAT of the completed machine
- Integrating and installing the systemm, and supporting the end user in tthe field test