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Document ID (ISN)40580
CIS number 83-1502
ISSN - Serial title 0013-7782 - Engineering
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Title Lift-truck transmission uses flywheel energy
Bibliographic information Aug. 1983, p.578. Illus.
Abstract Announcement of a flywheel energy storage system for diesel-powered lift trucks working in ship holds and terminals. By storing engine and braking energy in a flywheel for subsequent recovery, the system reduces the contribution of the diesel engine to the work cycle of a lift truck, thereby doing away with exhaust gases in confined spaces. A representative truck with a fully-charged flywheel was able to shift a 25-ton container and return to its starting point (a total path of 140m) without the use of its engine.
Descriptors (primary) flywheels; diesel engines; fork-lift trucks; exhaust gases; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) ships; materials handling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces