Dear Friends,

We are glad to introduce A Series 1.3-2.0t Electric Forklift With EPS to you.

  • Models: CPDS13/15/16/18/20-AZ6-ES
  • Load capacity range covering: 1.3/1.5/1.6/1.8/2.0t, Load Centre: 500mm
  • Dual driving motors: GP21 (ZF), Electric Power Steering: EPS3 (ZF)
  • Controller: ZAPI
  • Characteristics and Advantages

0004 Electric Power Steering

  • Compact design offering all components required for the steering
  • 13 % energy saving in VDI cycle thanks to power-on-demand technology
  • Easy-to-assemble design
  • Omission of all hydraulic components, therefore no assembly costs incur for the currently used hydraulic steering (valves, tubes, hoses)
  • Maintenance free
  • Ease service due to self test routine
  • Harmonized system components (transmission, steering motor and –controller, steering angle sensor)
  • Transmission with automotive gearing guarantees an extremely low noise level
  • Excellent driving ergonomics (e.g. steering ratio adjusted to actual driving situation)
  • Steering parameters matched to customer specifications
  • New features via software modification (e.g. signaling straight-line driving by modifying the steering resistance)
  • ZF-tested interaction of all system modules
  • 100% EOL tested
  • ZF’s system responsibility
  • Certified according to UL583E.
  • Functional system safety approved by the Technical Control Board (TÜV Süd) according to DIN EN 13849,PL d conformity.

Technical Data For EPS3

Technical data


Max. static wheel load


Transmission type

3-stage helical gear transmission with grease filling

Steering ratio

1: 176

Max. steering torque

700 Nm

Wheel dimension

Solid Tire 15 x 4.5 – 8

Steering angle

max. +/- 135°

Supply voltage

48 V

Motor power (S3-70%)


Ambient temperature range


Protection class



Energy Savings Result of Customer Measurements


Hydrost. Steering

Electric Power Steering

Average lap time (sec)

60 60

Total energy used (kWh)



Energy used per lap (kWh) 0.099


EPS 3 – basis of comparison: VDI 2198 cycle (determination of consumption data)


E-Steering vs. Hydrostatic Steering Motivation for Development

Energy Consumption Hydraulic circle always active Only active during steering maneuver
Environment Oil circuit Necessaire

Risk of oil leakage

No oil circuit for steering
Hydro motor loud and constantly active Quiet transmission with automotive gears in short-term operation (Power on demand)
Comfort Fix steering regime Programmable driver profile
Functionality fixed New features per software modification
Complex, decentral system



The A series 1.3-2.0t electric forklift with EPS is now available. Please don’t hesitate to contact our sales team for more information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.