The distinguishing feature of our ex-protected trucks
is that they have been designed from the outset for operation in potentially
explosive zones, not simply “converted” from a non-ex truck. As Sichelschmidt does not adapt existing machines, users can be assured of the
utmost performance and safety levels. Each individual component – from the
motor to the brakes and the forks – is specifically constructed to rule out
any risk of explosion. Sichelschmidt electric forklifts from the
ex-protected range are all tested and certified by the stated relevant
authority (e.g. by the Physical Technical Federal Establishment in
Braunschweig/ the PTB or the TÜV North CERT), and for the USA and Canada
come with a Factory Mutual (FM) stamp of approval.
The ATEX risk analysis will determine whether you need a truck for Zone 1 or Zone 2. We offer certified electric trucks compliant for both risk categories –specifically designed for these demanding working environments!
There is a Sichelschmidt product to cope with (almost) any materials handling requirement, whether you need to commission, transport, stack or store. The trucks are fitted with powerful ASM AC drives and Sichelschmidt’s reputation over the decades for the highest manufacturing standards guarantees a top quality product.
Fast runs and compact operation in the aisles: Sichelschmidt’s 4-way trucks open up a whole new dimension when it comes to the handling of long loads. With the push of a button the machines can be steered sideways as easily as in forward mode: a true multi-directional forklift.
Intelligent design features
Sichelschmidt’s offshore trucks are not only wholly compliant with ex-protection directives, but are also corrosion proof and thereby resistant to salt water. Even after prolonged exposure to the corrosive elements of this environment, the component protection package enables reliable operation with no unscheduled down time. For example:
Innovative battery charging technology
Battery charging on oil platforms and supply ships is a particularly challenging procedure as it has to be carried out in ex-protected zones. To make life easier and safer, Sichelschmidt has developed a charging box which protects the battery and charging device from the surrounding environment. Should the box be opened during charging, the process is immediately interrupted, guaranteeing secure battery charging in potentially explosive environments.