Innovation has always been one of the pillars of the Merlo Group; even in the most challenging moments of its history, in fact, Merlo has continued to invest and believe in technological evolution as a fundamental point to continue to evolve, to move forward. This has led to an internationally recognized technological leadership and over 80 registered patents.
This year Merlo’s evolution continues and has led to the development of the first electric off-road telehandler: the e-Worker. As proof of the innovative system adopted by this revolutionary range, numerous international awards have been received, starting with the gold medals received in Verona for the “Samoter Innovation Award” and in Paris at the “Grand Prix Matériel” awarded by Chantiers de France and DLR. Now, a further award for the technology developed has added to the list of the Cuneo-based company: the “EIMA International 20/21 Mentions” for the “Integrally electric transmission on e-Worker”.
The innovative transmission introduces software that controls both the torque and the rotation of the individual motors placed on the wheels, in order to guarantee the correct speed of every single wheel in all possible operating conditions of the telehandler. Moreover, in case of the front internal wheel slipping, the other wheels will always guarantee the required rotation speed and the torque necessary for the correct performance of the activity.
In order to exploit the full potential of the electric units, but at the same time limit consumption in continuous operations, the machine is equipped with a control system that monitors the instantaneous and average energy consumption of the vehicle.