Ballard supplies fuel cell stacks to systems integrators and material handling equipment manufacturers to be integrated in Class 1, 2 and 3 forklifts. Fuel cell-powered forklifts provides warehouse operators with a proven, reliable alternative to batteries in order to improve site productivity.
Key Advantages of Fuel Cell Powered Material Handling Equipment:
- Fuel cell forklifts run up to twice as long per fill-up compared to battery-powered units.
- Hydrogen tanks are refueled in just minutes, replacing the 12-15 minutes dedicated to battery swaping.
- Equipment operates with consistent power for an entire shift, eliminating challenges that come with a depleting battery.
Optimized Warehouse Floor Space
- Eliminates the need for dedicated battery charging and storage facilities.
Products for Material Handling
Ballard offers both air-cooled and liquid-cooled fuel cell stacks for use in material handling applications.
Learn more about the FCgen®-1020ACS and FCvelocity®-9SSL products.
Ballard is supplying fuel cell stacks to Plug Power Inc. for use in GenDrive® systems deployed in forklift trucks. Plug Power holds the largest share of the fuel cell material handling equipment market, having deployed more than 20,000 units with over 150 million hours of runtime.