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In-process Forklift Charging

In-process Forklift Charging

Batteries, Innovation
The logistics start-up Wiferion will present the future of energy supply for industrial electric vehicles at LogiMAT Stuttgart 2020: in Hall 2, Stand A18, the system provider of charging and storage technology will present its inductive rapid charging system ‘etaLINK 12000’ for the first time. The solution enables in-process charging of lithium-ion-batteries of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), industrial trucks and mobile robots. Charging processes can therefore be flexibly integrated into intralogistics procedures. The scalable energy solution is the world’s first contactless battery charging system with an output of 12 kW and an efficiency of 93%. The result is fully automated charging processes and up to 30% higher vehicle availability. etaLINK 12000 unleashes the full potential...
Hoppecke converts lead-acid trucks to lithium-ion with ease

Hoppecke converts lead-acid trucks to lithium-ion with ease

Batteries
With the launch of its next generation technology Hoppecke Industrial Batteries is making it even easier as well as highly cost-effective for logistics operations to convert their fleets from lead-acid to lithium-ion batteries. Developed by Hoppecke group company Intilion, the new trak | powerpack lion is a modular lithium-ion energy system that can be installed in industrial trucks designed to take lead-acid batteries with no requirement for vehicle-specific adjustments. In each trak | powerpack lion system there is a 2.2kWh-24.5kWh battery, a corresponding high-frequency charger and an adapter tray to ensure smooth and safe operation along with optimum equipment performance and improved productivity. Stuart Browne, Operations Director – Sales and Service at Hoppecke UK, said...
Linde Material Handling Expands Lithium-ion Portfolio

Linde Material Handling Expands Lithium-ion Portfolio

Batteries, Manufacturer
Linde Material Handling is expanding its lithium-ion battery portfolio. For trucks in the load capacity range from 2 to 3.5 tons (Linde E20 to E35), the existing 24.1 kWh and 60.3 kWh battery versions have been complemented by a larger variant with 84.6 kWh capacity, which is designed for energy-intensive three-shift applications found in the paper and beverage industries, for example. A new medium-capacity battery has been added for industrial trucks in the load capacity range between 3.5 and 5 tons. Here, Linde Material Handling closes the gap between the smaller (36.2 kWh) and the larger (118.4 kWh) battery with a 66.3 kWh battery. Last but not least, a second battery size of 64.7 kWh is now available for the 6-8 ton forklift trucks as a supplement to the existing 118.4 kWh batte...
New lithium-ion traction battery ‘cuts costs by up to 50%

New lithium-ion traction battery ‘cuts costs by up to 50%

Batteries, Innovation
A cost-cutting traction battery for industrial vehicles is being launched by Swiss battery system manufacturer ecovolta. Ideal for use in forklifts and pallet jacks, the new evoTractionBattery can replace lead-acid batteries thanks to a standardised lithium-ion solution, cutting the costs per charge cycle by up to 50 percent. Each evoTractionBattery can be monitored individually via the cloud, which makes it easy to check battery data and manage charging online. To smooth the battery’s introduction, ecovolta is offering support to companies in integrating the new solution into their existing logistics systems. The higher usable capacity of ecovolta’s evoTractionBattery and the significantly longer service life of its Li-ion technology offer major benefits in comparison to lead-ac...
Uplift for Busy Shift Operations

Uplift for Busy Shift Operations

Batteries
Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has launched trak | uplift, the latest in vented lead-acid technology. Combining quality, durability and economy, the new battery range provides the ideal solution for busy single shift operations. At the heart of all Hoppecke trak | uplift products is active carbon. In conjunction with other innovative developments this specially matched active material promotes higher current discharge characteristics, improved fast charging capabilities and increased service life for cyclic applications. New innovations include a 3D enhanced electrode design plus a protective shell separator, which prevents deposits of free active materials accumulating on the negative electrode, known as mossing – a major cause of short circuits. A pole feed-through, with a labyr...
Viennese Brewery Uses Fronius Battery Charging

Viennese Brewery Uses Fronius Battery Charging

Batteries, Logistics
Ottakringer is the oldest brewery in Vienna – and its beer is famous far beyond the city limits. As well as maintaining the highest standards in quality, the brand caters for almost every taste with over 20 types of beer. Its beer is brewed right in the heart of the Austrian capital city. To ensure that all processes run smoothly, one of the things Ottakringer relies on is its electric forklift trucks, as well as Fronius charging technology and expertise. When it came to equipping the new charging station for forklift trucks, two requirements were paramount: the station needed to comply with current safety standards and be more energy efficient than the existing infrastructure. Fronius has supplied twelve Selectiva battery charging systems. Over 540,000 hectolitres of beer leave the...
Jungheinrich’s battery charger wins Best of Industry award

Jungheinrich’s battery charger wins Best of Industry award

Batteries, Featured
Jungheinrich’s crossover battery charger system has been recognized with a Best of Industry Award. Suitable for both lead acid and lithium-ion batteries, the SLH 300 was awarded the prize in the Operating Technology category. Explaining their decision, the judging panel underlined the importance of the cross-technology interconnectivity and support for multiple technologies in charging that the high-frequency charger offers. Produced in Jungheinrich’s Norderstedt production plant in Germany, the in-house developed system is available with support for 15-320A as well as various truck voltage classes and standards. “The SLH 300 brings together a perfect solution for the needs of the rapidly growing lithium-ion market, and new and smart solutions for the existing lead acid mar...
New Advances in Motive Power Battery Tech at IMHX 2019

New Advances in Motive Power Battery Tech at IMHX 2019

Batteries
EnerSys will showcase the latest advances in Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) motive power battery technology for material handling applications at IMHX 2019 on booth 20D148. The exhibition will witness the UK debut of NexSys PURE batteries, which utilise a combination of advanced carbon and TPPL technology to provide reliable power without the requirements of watering, equalising and battery changing. Through the use of both TPPL and advanced carbon, NexSys PURE batteries provide for a higher cycle life in applications requiring regular opportunity charging. The launch of NexSys PURE completes the NexSys range, which will also include NexSys iON batteries. The lithium ion solution from EnerSys is engineered with large format prismatic cells and Nickel Mangane...
Hoppecke enhances customer service with new on-board innovations

Hoppecke enhances customer service with new on-board innovations

Batteries
Listening closely to its frontline engineering team has enabled Hoppecke Industrial Batteries to introduce two new innovations that will significantly enhance its mobile engineering support. To cater for the needs of small to large fleets the company has introduced a range of water filling trolleys, now part of the standard equipment in its service vans. The battery-operated trolley provides top up water for up to three batteries and is easy to carry and store. Hoppecke also offers a smaller manually operated bottle for smaller fleets. Having a topping trolley readily to hand during their regular service visits allows Hoppecke's engineers to ensure that customers' batteries are topped up regularly and correctly. Says Hoppecke engineer Colin Williams, "It's vital that forklift ...
Hawker unveils new lithium battery and inductive charger

Hawker unveils new lithium battery and inductive charger

Batteries
The Flex Li3 is ideal for customers with multi-shift, heavy duty (higher than 160% throughput) operations with known maintenance issues and sensitivity to gassing. The new inductive charger will charge not only Hawker’s lithium battery but also its flooded and thin plate pure lead (TPPL) batteries. Offering rapid and wireless charging, the inductive charger will mean minimal-to-no downtime for customers. Using cloud technology, battery data is constantly collected and shared. Through cloud sharing, the customer will constantly receive real-time battery, charger and fleet analytics directly to their preferred means of notification, allowing them to take corrective actions if needed. “Lithium ion has a very high energy density and is essentially maintenance-free, which is very advanta...
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