Atlas goes electric
08 April 2015
Atlas Maschinen will use Intermat as the launch platform for its first ever electric drive material handler when it takes the wraps off the 350 MH E at the show. The company says that the machine is result of an increasing demand it has identified for machines of this type, with their inherent low energy consumption, zero refuelling downtime, zero CO2 emissions and almost silent operation.
Based on the standard 350 MH using proven Linde hydraulics, the electric version has the same reach of 18.2 m (59.7 ft) and can use all existing attachments. The electric drive system is integrated into the machine in place of the diesel and provides a power level of 170 kW (228 hp), with a main drive with 132 kW (177 hp) powering the master hydraulics and a auxiliary drive supplying pilot control and steering. The electrical supply comes via an 80 m (263 ft) power cable that can be reeled in at any time, allowing the machine to freely rotate 360° and offering a 75 m (246 ft) maximum working radius.
Operation is almost silent – particularly important for long shifts in the operator’s cab. The control panels for the electrical system, the heating and climate control are integrated into the existing operating panels to the right and left of the driver’s seat. The air ventilation system in the cab is the same as in the standard machine. As an option Atlas also offers a rear view camera with colour display to allow the operator to monitor the cable at the rear powering the machine.