Linde Material Handling develops high-performance material flow solutions tailored to individual customer needs, with which users achieve sustainable competitive advantages. The company is one of the world's largest manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment and has been setting standards for solutions for industrial trucks, fleet management, driver assistance systems and service offerings for more than 50 years.
The future belongs to automated logistics trucks. They can achieve the greatest cost savings where large volumes of goods need to be handled, and where the execution of repeated logistic tasks are involved. The Linde Material Handling MATIC series offers the intralogistics sector a technologically advanced range of industrial trucks - pallet stackers, pallet trucks, VNA trucks and tow tractors.
Unmanned operation, either for individual trucks or for defined fleet operations, is possible in almost every industrial and trade field of application. The automated trucks are not tied to shift patterns, substantially increasing their cost-effectiveness. Their precision handling means reductions in operational damage and increases in the material flow.
These are Linde-quality, tried and tested forklifts, fitted with intelligent navigation and safety technology produced by the robotics specialists, Balyo. The whole range of models can also be easily maneuvered using conventional manual control.
Linde Material Handling offers a wide range of electric forklift trucks for loads weighing in at between 1000 and 8000 kilograms and for virtually any application from the worlds of industry and commerce. These trucks really shine thanks to their precision and agility, which together combine to ensure high handling performance.
In order to be able to transport loads quickly, Linde has developed powerful drive technology with sensitive traction and incredibly precise steering. The entire range of Linde electric forklift trucks feature a maintenance-free compact axle with two independent wheel motors, allowing the truck to be maneuvered down to the last millimeter via the dual pedal control.
Linde electric forklift trucks offer both comfort for the driver and cost-effectiveness, and all with Linde's trademark safety concept. This includes, among other things, a robust protective zone for the driver and the optionally available Linde Safety Pilot driver assistance system that provides extra safety when handling loads.
Safety is yet another essential principle for Linde's IC truck development, leading to a sophisticated design; all parts and components are exceptionally robust while still ensuring optimum visibility. What's more, a range of mechanical and electrical systems enhances both the trucks' active and passive safety levels.
Linde's wide range of internal combustion trucks covers a load bearing capacity of 1.4 to 18 tons.
Even for shorter distances you need the performance of the transport truck, because the pallet trucks have to master many difficult situations in a short time: Narrow aisles, tight truck loading bays or steep ramps make goods receiving and transport difficult. So that your handling capacity stays high under all circumstances, Linde Material Handling offers a large selection of particularly agile pallet trucks. They have compact and precise steering systems. This makes many maneuvers easier in tight environments.
The models with electric power steering also profit from powerful motors, which Linde combines with quick-reacting brakes. Often multiple braking systems are used, which complement each other. This makes transport from A to B not only faster, but also safe. The lifting capacity of the pallet trucks and pallet lift trucks from Linde ranges from 500 to 3.300 kg.
Suitable for any transport distance and stacking height: Linde has a wide range of electro pallet stackers for loads between 800 and 2,000 kilograms. Their strengths can be utilized anywhere requiring fast work and where safety is of the highest order, even if there isn't much space available. That's why these pallet stackers, with their narrow chassis, are not only agile, but handle the load with particular precision.
In addition, they shunt and accelerate with precision, with no jerking, and are energy saving. Their modern drive control makes that possible. And: High performance drive technology ensures rapid transport of the goods. The ergonomic tiller head enables efficient and fatigue-free work, as users can reach its elements easily and operate the truck intuitively.
Rapid turnaround and particularly safe handling processes in the most limited space – Linde Material Handling has designed its turret trucks and vertical order pickers specifically to meet the demands of narrow aisles. This includes powerful drive and lift engines that enable the forklift to move off and lift at the same time, so that the required location in the racking is reached quickly.
At the same time, the Linde System Control regulates the lift and driving speed according to the weight of the load, optimizing performance according to the driving conditions. Additional optional Linde assistance systems protect against accidents and assist with rapid navigation through the warehouse. Energy recovery during braking and lowering the load saves energy costs and increases availability. Dependent upon the model and configuration, the lifting capacity can reach up to 1.5 tons.
Load handling in warehouses requires numerous movements and maneuvering, often in confined spaces and at height. Linde reach trucks are tailor-made for these conditions and ensure extremely efficient operation in high rack warehouses. Besides their outstanding maneuverability, special display and assistance systems support the driver to allow safe and quick handling. For example, they automatically adjust the lift and travel speed, or precisely compensate for mast oscillation in certain models.
The design of the driver's cab and the masts provides optimum all-round visibility. In addition, the driver's cab and control elements are developed based on the driver's individual ergonomic requirements. For example, the Linde Load Control integrated into the armrest and a vibration-free driver's cab make fatigue-free working possible. Additional equipment, such as a panorama armored glass roof, increases driver safety in narrow rack aisles and when handling loads at height.
All models are extremely cost-effective to service thanks to low-maintenance components and long maintenance intervals. Companies can choose the right truck for their requirements from a wide product range. Depending on the model, mast heights can reach up to about 14 meters with lifting capacity of up to 2.5 tons.
How quickly the picking goes ultimately depends on the truck operator. If the strain on them is low and the paths are short, this saves power and time. But warehousing processes and types of goods differ depending on sectors and operations. That's why Linde Material Handling uses trucks with a modular design for its picking devices, in order to help to minimize physical strain on the driver and increase the efficiency of the picking process in any working environment.
All-round ergonomic working conditions are a fundamental part of the truck designs, including vibration-cushioned platforms, intuitively laid out control panels, low entry height and sufficient space for terminals and mounting brackets. Linde assembles each truck individually based on the modular system. Once complete, every last detail is suited to the application – vital when it comes to high handling capacities.
The efficiency of transport processes with tow tractors and platform trucks is proven in difficult areas: narrow aisles, small loading areas, steep ramps or uneven surfaces make smooth operation difficult and place strain on the driver. Tow tractors and platform trucks from Linde Material Handling are designed to meet these requirements, and so provide high throughputs. Modern steering systems allow precise driving maneuvers and small turning circles.
Comprehensively damped driver work stations ensure that the operators can work without fatigue. In addition, many trucks have several braking systems for greater safety in any driving situation. The tow tractors and platform trucks from Linde Material Handling tow trailer loads of between three and 25 tons. Large trucks with separate platforms can also take a load of up to two tons.
Modern industrial production is dependent upon processes being perfectly coordinated. As a result, material flow during manufacture has become a decisive profitability driver. With its three logistics train models – FT, FT C and LT – Linde Material Handling provides tailor-made solutions to specific customer requirements in order to achieve synchronized transport of material over long distances within the company premises as efficiently and flexibly as possible. The logistics trains complement Linde's portfolio of forklift trucks and warehouse handling equipment, and comprise tow tractors that can each be combined with different trailer modules. They can be loaded with up to 2,000 kg per trailer module, and are ideal for internal transport distances of 150 m or more.
The cost-effectiveness of Linde Logistics trains arises from the standardization of the material flow, increased safety for personnel and materials, and the variety of applications that the trailer modules can handle, allowing any imaginable load or goods to be transported – whether pallets, skeleton boxes, or individual items. The easy loading and unloading handling processes, sometimes using an engaged pallet roller frame make the train equipment an effective part of any material supply chain. All Linde logistics train models are characterized by their high tipping and directional stability, and small turning circle.
Explosive gas mixtures, vapors, mists, or dust clouds are produced as a side effect of production in many branches of industry. These include the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, the printing and paper sectors, but also areas such as cereal or sugar processing. In these companies, intralogistics trucks must guarantee the maximum level of explosion protection in order to avoid accidents.
Numerous electric or diesel-operated forklifts, pallet trucks, and other warehouse handling trucks from Linde Material Handling are therefore available in explosion-proof "Ex" versions, meaning that the entire material flow in a company can be conducted under explosion-proof conditions. Components which could trigger sparking, such as drive components, wheels, or even lifting forks, are encapsulated, sealed, or made of highly safe materials.
In addition, the surface temperature of individual truck components is regulated in order to prevent explosions. Due to the additional equipment, the logistics trucks retain the cost-effectiveness, handling performance, and ergonomic design typical of Linde.