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 14,000 units.