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Bonfiglioli & Carer

Bonfiglioli’s solutions are developed with the highest level of customization. Right from the initial design phases, we work close to our customers to create a product that perfectly meets their expectations and solve their issues. Discover more about a special solution that we designed for Carer, an Italian company with 44 years of experience in the forklift sector.

Carer is Today, through its products, it has gained credibility and reliability on the world market. Its A 160-200X electric forklift is widely hailed as being among the largest on the market.

In many respects, Carer is considered a pioneering player in the application of electronic principles and technology to forklifts. Its highly qualified and experienced team of engineers continues to drive its research forwards, developing and applying new know-how, in order to optimise and improve the quality and performance of its products.

In this collaborative relationship, Bonfiglioli has contributed to offering its enormous experience in the development of gearboxes, gear-motors and electric motors, devising innovative and tailor-made solutions for this customer.

The challenge

In partnership with Bonfiglioli, Carer was searching for a solution that would enable it to improve the efficiency of its product performance.

In particular, its strategic goal was to find an experienced partner who, thanks to its dedicated products, would find a way to increase the performance of Carer’s electric forklift truck in terms of traction power, in order to make it comparable to a heat engine truck.

Carer had thought of installing only one engine, but this did not solve the problem, since it was unable to reach power levels comparable to traditional forklifts.

Our solution

To meet this challenge, Bonfiglioli – in synergy with the customer and after a careful analysis of the situation – developed a dedicated solution involving the use of two electric motors and related gearboxes.

This led the forklift to reach a traction power of approximately 60 kW, comparable in performance to a 100 kW heat engine, thus achieving a major milestone in terms of performance.

The product that best satisfied the customer's needs was, of course, the 610X, from the 600 series of Bonfiglioli planetary gearboxes for wheel drives.

R3 boasts outstanding construction properties

The most important design features of the R3 Series are:

  • the shamrocklike output shaft geometry as connection to the shredding shafts,
  • the seals on the output that have been tested and proven under extreme conditions,
  • the possibility of synchronous and asynchronous mode of two drives through a common synchronous housing
  • special, reinforced planetary stages with up to 5 planet wheels and many more required technical features!

The following application data was implemented on this special case:

  • reliable output speed of 46 rpm
  • i92 reduction
  • an incredibly high input speed of more than 4000 rpm
  • an output torque per 80.000 Nm planetary gear tower

The story continues


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Bonfiglioli Headquarters
Via Giovanni XXIII, 7/A
40012 Lippo di Calderara di Reno - Bologna (IT)
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