As systems supplier, ZF offers a broad product scope with a wide range of individual solutions for forklifts and other material handling applications.
Each application has specific requirements calling for a technical solution. Therefore, ZF offers a large variety of products:
This includes driveline technology for electrically driven counter-balance lift trucks as well as warehouse equipment and pedestrian controlled vehicles. Furthermore, drive systems for Diesel and Gas forklift trucks complete the product portfolio. Even GSE and harbor equipment like reach stackers or aircraft tractors which have to transport heavy loads over a long distance can be covered by ZF´s comprehensive product range.
No matter whether diesel or electrically driven: The technology comes from ZF.
Front and rear drives for electric counterbalance lift trucks and ready-to-install complete systems for any kind of warehouse handling equipment such as elevating work platforms, electric tractors, cleaning vehicles, automatically guided transport systems, or other special applications are developed and produced by ZF with various alternative solutions (spur gear, helical bevel gear or planetary transmission) to suit individual customer requirements. ZF supplies fully tested solutions for quick and direct installation into the vehicle.
Material handling vehicles with combustion engine are real “all-rounders“. In outdoor application, for example, they must be able to quickly transport extremely heavy loads over long distances, but they must also be able to precisely maneuver their load and set it down in the tightest of spaces. These widely varying functions make the highest demands on the driveline, in particular on the transmission. It must be designed for strong engines with a high input torque and gear shifts must take place under full load, without interrupting the tractive effort and without jerking. In addition, the transmission has to be space-saving and easy to install.
ZF offers a whole range of transmissions and axles which have been specially designed for the requirements of forklift trucks and other materials transport vehicles with combustion engines.
Successful air traffic meets its fundamental requirements on ground. To afford a smoothly procedure for departing and arriving planes, Ground Support Equipment – as its name implies – is there to support the operations of aircraft whilst on the ground. Speed, efficiency, and accuracy are basics in ground handling services and essential for economy and safety. Similar requirements also apply to heavy loads transport in harbor areas.
ZF provides solutions for a broad range of harbor equipment and GSE vehicles like aircraft or baggage tow tractors, cargo loaders, belt loader, passenger stairs, and towbarless tractors. The easy handling of ZF fully automatic transmissions and high tech axle systems support the driver in all working situations.