Design Challenge - Advanced Lift-truck Technology International 2013

tangerine/HHI - Compact truck with rotating cab

Compact truck with rotating cab

The very latest fuel cell technology has enabled HHI (Hyundai Heavy Industries) and tangerine to dramatically reinvent the layout and design of Hyundai’s forklift truck. The HF (Hyundai Future) forklift – part of the Korean OEM’s futuristic range of industrial vehicle concepts – not only has an extremely different exterior, but losing the bulky lead-acid batteries has enabled a whole host of new concepts to be incorporated within a very compact design.


The forklift’s body is separated into upper and lower parts, with a 360° rotating cabin giving operators easy and quick control, even in the narrowest of spaces. Each of the three wheels has individual motors that provide a 90° rotation.


When unloaded, the front forks fold up to meet the mast, so as to enhance safety, manoeuvrability and driving efficiency. The addition of an innovative conveyor-belt feature to the front fork means it is now possible to load and unload in confined areas without unnecessary movement.


For the operator, an adjustable airbag-style seat fits exactly to body size, while warning sensors that detect any obstacle within the operating radius have been incorporated. Meanwhile, the display window screen can detect and notify the operator of the size and location of a cargo in advance, transforming both work efficiency and safety.


The final result is a space age-style vehicle powered by cells that will ultimately benefit both environment and the user!

 



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tangerine has delivered groundbreaking innovation and design for over 20 years. It works closely with clients such as HHI to produce the best-possible design solutions

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