In the material handling industry, productivity is a vital driver of profitability - every efficiency gain positively impacts the bottom line.  With fuel cell powered material handling equipment, customers operating distribution and manufacturing facilities reap both economic and environmental benefits. 

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    Advantages of Fuel Cell Powered Material Handling Equipment

    Hydrogen fuel cells are an affordable, efficient, and sustainable drop-in replacement for battery-powered material handling equipment. Key attributes of fuel cell powered forklifts:

    •  Increase productivity with operation up to 8 hours on a single tank of hydrogen

    •  Optimize warehouse floor space by eliminating battery charging and storage facilities

    •  Refueled in just minutes, replacing the 12-15 minutes dedicated to battery swapping.

    •  Maintain consistent power for an entire shift, eliminating challenges that come with a depleting battery

    Material handling equipment

    Ballard's Experience

    Ballard supplies fuel cell stacks to systems integrators and material handling equipment manufacturers for integration into Class 1, 2 and 3 forklifts. 

    Ballard is supplying to Plug Power Inc., which holds the largest share of the fuel cell material handling equipment market, having deployed more than 30,000 units.

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    Proven Solutions 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.

     


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