Hamaco enters U.S. lift product market
Hamaco’s lineup includes a lift low and slim enough that a loaded cart can be rolled onto for lifting.
January 23, 2013 - MMH Editorial
Hamaco is the market leader for lift products in Japan, according to Bill Zinniger, U.S. national sales manager. The company, which has U.S. headquarters in Norcross, Ga., began U.S. sales in December 2012.
Among its innovations, according to Zinniger, are lifts that use an interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor that generates both magnetic torque and what’s known as “reluctance” torque, which has the end effect of 30% more power output compared to a conventional motor of similar size. A lift that uses an IPM motor also is more energy efficient and quieter, added Zinniger,
To date, IPM motors mainly have been used in Japanese hybrid cars, Zinnniger said. “This is a first for the material handling industry,” he said. “These are advanced electrical motors that have high output and that are very efficient.”
Hamaco also offers an ultra-low, slim lift suitable for raising loaded carts. This lift uses a ball screw design.
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