At TOC Europe from 12-14 June 2018, Hyster Europe showcased new products and innovative handling solutions for inland terminals and port applications and addressed topics such as zero emissions operations and double reefer handling.
At stand B22 at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands, delegates had the opportunity to speak to experts from Hyster Europe, alongside representatives from distribution partners about products and solutions for their industry and application needs.
Hyster Solutions for Increased Efficiency
At the main entrance to the TOC Europe show, visitors saw the new Hyster H11XM-ECD8 Empty Container Handler – a key product for inland terminal operations. It has been designed for double handling capabilities for empty containers, even 40ft reefers carrying the refrigeration units on the same side causing an offset load.
With a capacity of up to 11-tonnes, the new Empty Container Handler offers flexibility and productivity advantages, supporting terminals in reducing the cost per container moved. To show how fleet management systems can also help inland terminals to improve efficiency and control costs, the truck on display is fitted with the Hyster Tracker telematics system. Hyster Tracker helps operations to increase driver accountability, reduce impact damage and downtime and better manage under or over utilised assets.
The range of models in the H8XM-EC6 - H11XM-ECD9 series can allow applications to select the truck that best meets their particular handling needs. Operations handling single containers benefit from an efficient and dependable truck, while those double handling can make significant time savings.
To support the launch of the new, updated mast design for all Hyster 8-16-tonne trucks which optimises visibility through the mast and carriage, a Hyster H12XM-6 was also on display at the entrance to the show.
Operations looking for new, flexible options for driver training, also had the chance to try a virtual reality simulator at the Hyster Europe stand. For an immersive 3D experience, the simulator accurately re-creates the sensation of using a 3-tonne counterbalance lift truck in tough operating conditions, with the same seat, pedals, steering wheel, CANBus and hydraulic controls as the Hyster Fortens lift truck and a VR headset.
New Developments Revealed at TECH TOC
During TOC Europe’s annual TECH TOC seminar sessions, Jan-Willem van den Brand and Willem Nieuwland from Hyster Europe shared the latest information regarding the Hyster Laden Container Handler powered by an electric motor. Currently in the development phase, the truck is expected to run on a choice of either a small or medium lithium-ion battery. In the next phase, Hyster Europe expects to integrate a battery combined with a fuel cell. Once developed, the innovative, high-voltage electric Big Truck aims to help operations achieve full shift performance comparable to a diesel-powered truck in the future.
In the seminar, Hyster Europe provided new information about its patented energy recovery systems which are expected to increase the efficiency of the truck. The presentation also explored the future challenges and possibilities around charging infrastructure for electric handling equipment within inland terminals and ports.
Hyster Rhine Tour Launch
TOC Europe also saw the launch of the Hyster® Rhine Tour, which takes place throughout June and July. A selection of Hyster equipment will be transported on a barge to different events along the River Rhine, from the Netherlands to Switzerland. At selected terminals, demonstrations will take place to show the capabilities of Hyster trucks in addressing the specific challenges of inland terminals. At other stops, customers will be able to view the products on the barge and speak to Hyster Europe, and their local dealers, about the available solutions for their application needs.
Along with Hyster products, offerings from several key Hyster® suppliers and partners will also be transported on the barge, enabling visitors to see a total range of solutions for ports and terminals.