ERGOPOWER for Diesel Forklifts



ERGOPOWER for Diesel Forklifts
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ERGOPOWER for Diesel Forklifts
With the transmission series ERGOPOWER WG 131 – 311 and
the torque converter WK 300 till WK 400 ZF presents a solution
aligned to particular customer requests. These transmissions are
offering efficient and easy handling. They are noise-optimized
and offer high gear-shift quality ensuring customer-orientated
service friendliness.
The ZF-ERGOPOWER transmissions WG 131 - WG 311 as
well as the new powershift transmission WG 94 have been
specially developed for most versatile applications in
material handling with internal combustion engines. By
optimum matching of transmission hardware and
electronic control, the new ZF-ERGOPOWER units assure
soft shift transitions in operation - a decisive criterion in
practical applications. A new, particularly user-friendly
feature of the latest, compact ZF transmissions is the
electronic inching, a "creep function" which makes it
easier for the driver to position loads with highest levels of
Forklift trucks with internal combustion engines are real "allrounders". 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 lift truck 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. The transmissions must, however, not take up
much space, because manufacturers who want to keep their
products small and maneuverable are miserly with installation
space. With ERGOPOWER and Powershift ZF is offering a
complete range of lift truck transmissions which feature this
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Division Industrial Technology
Marketing & Communications
94034 Passau
Deutschland · Germany
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variety of functions: Apart from high flexibility and compact
design, the transmissions of this range which were specially
conceived for lift trucks with internal combustion engines also
have a highly developed electro-hydraulic control. Consequently,
they are easy to operate and have finely graded gears.
Manufacturers and users also appreciate the low operating costs
and the customer-orientated service friendliness of for example
lift trucks, RoRo-tractor, straddle carrier or reach-stacker transmissions "Made in Passau“.
The new products of the ZF-ERGOPOWER Series extend
over a wide range of input torques (from 950 Nm for the
WG 131 to 2,750 Nm for the WG 311, respectively 750 Nm
for the powershift-transmission WG 94.) They dispose of
totally two to six forward and up to three reverse gears,
which can be shifted manually or automatically and
without interrupting the tractive force.
Efficiency Package
For improved efficiency and productivity ZF offers 5- or
even 6- sped transmissions in addition to the standard
4- and 5- speed versions. ZF focuses on Direct Drive in
order to improve fuel consumption, tractive effort, speed
and productivity. Direct Drive is engaged in most driving
conditions. The lock- up clutch is opened automatically
only when really needed and therefore operator abuse is
Also available in the ZF-ERGOPOWER- and PowershiftSeries: Electronic inching. By actuating an inch- or braking
pedal the driver can reduce the speed during operation to
maneuver in a "creeper gear" without himself having to
declutch or shift gear. This enables loads to be positioned
sensitively and accurately to the millimeter.
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Division Industrial Technology
Marketing & Communications
94034 Passau
Deutschland · Germany
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The expansion of functions to include electronic inching has
become possible by the electro-hydraulic "ZF-ERGOCONTROL"
which is also supplied by ZF and which ideally matches the
functions of engine, converter and transmission. The CANbuscompatible transmission control unit has a diagnostic interface
which simplifies service and maintenance. The controller
software can be programmed not only specifically to the vehicle,
but also according to the application, which makes the overall
transmission package even more user-friendly.
The functional features of the new ZF-ERGOPOWER
transmissions, providing convenience to both manufacturers and
users, are a result of the integration of transmission, electronic
controller and gear-shift system. They illustrate the capability of
ZF as a system supplier.
12.) ZF IC Forklift system
13.) ZF ERGOPOWER® S – 3WG 94
14.) ZF ERGOPOWER – 3WG 171
(Photos: ZF)
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Division Industrial Technology
Marketing & Communications
94034 Passau
Deutschland · Germany
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Press Contact:
ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Division Industrial Technology
Gernot Hein
Director Marketing & Communication/ Press Spokesman
Phone: +49 (0)851 494-2480,
+49 (0)851 494-90 2480
Email: [email protected]
Alexander Eisner
Product Communication/Technical Press
Phone: +49 (8 51) 4 94-21 75
+49 (8 51) 4 94-90 21 75
Email: [email protected]
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology with 122 production
companies in 26 countries. In 2013, the Group achieved a sales figure of EUR
16.8 billion with 72 600 employees. In order to continue to be successful with
innovative products, ZF annually invests about five percent of its sales (2013:
EUR 836 million) in research and development. ZF is one of the ten largest
automotive suppliers worldwide.
Industrial Technology is the division where ZF bundles its activities for “OffRoad” applications. It comprises the development and production of
transmissions and axles for agricultural- and construction machinery as well as
driveline technology for material handling systems, rail- and special vehicles. The
division is also responsible for the worldwide business of marine propulsion
systems, aviation technology as well as the development and production of
gearboxes for wind turbines. Test systems for all kinds of applications in driveline
and chassis technology and the open telematics platform Openmatics are also
included in the division’s portfolio.
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Deutschland · Germany