Lithium ion forklift battery Q&A This question and answer session on lithium ion forklift battery technology was created in an interview with Chris Botting, Manager of Research at Delta-Q, a manufacturer of lift truck battery chargers. How viable is lithium ion forklift battery technology? Is it still nascent or is it ready for prime time on forklifts? Lithium ion … [Read more...] about How viable are lithium ion batteries on a forklift?
If you are a warehouse manager that walked the floor at the materials handling show Promat in the spring of 2017, you may have noticed the number of vendors touting lithium ion batteries for forklifts. The technology is relatively new for forklifts, and yet there are many questions warehouse managers are asking about their use in a warehouse application. Note: The answers in … [Read more...] about The truth about lithium ion batteries for forklifts
Here are the top forklift battery maintenance tips that will help you to avoid hurting forklift battery life. Follow these tips to help extend the life of a lift truck's battery. This advice will also help eliminate the expense of needing to replace the unit prematurely. Be sure to always consult your battery seller or local forklift maintenance expert to ensure that you follow … [Read more...] about Forklift battery maintenance tips
With so many forklift battery charger manufacturers selling in the market, how is a savvy warehouse manager or purchasing agent supposed to know which charger is best for his or her company's operation? Below, Warehouse IQ has provided a simple guide to selecting the best forklift battery charger and power solutions for your operation. Shift Work - How many hours does your … [Read more...] about Forklift Battery Charger Selection Guide
What to do about a hot forklift battery Wow, when I feel the side of the battery in my lift truck, it is really hot. Is it normal for a lift truck's battery to be really hot? Have you ever noticed this and asked that question? Here's your answer: Normal - yes. Good? No. Chemical Reaction - Lead Acid Batteries Charging and discharging forklift batteries will heat up … [Read more...] about Is it normal for a forklift’s battery to be really hot?
It is the start of the day and standing at your door way is your lead hand with something urgent to say, "Boss, we have a problem. One of the forklift smells like rotten eggs. What do we do?" Forklifts, and forklift batteries, when charging, should not smell like rotten eggs. The slightly acrid acid smell of a charging (gassing) battery is normal, but if the lift truck … [Read more...] about My Forklift Smells Like Rotten Eggs
Fuel cells have been heralded as the green solution to cars. Much money has been invested into research and development for making the technology work in the car market, reducing emissions and making the air we breathe cleaner. While scientists are working on putting the technology into the car market, new companies have also emerged looking into building fuel cell for … [Read more...] about Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Forklifts Make Sense?
Portable generators are very useful in construction, for residential purposes, and during natural disasters. These optional standby generators allow you to freely generate power where it is otherwise unavailable. A reasonable 5550W generator is adequate to power everything that is needed by a family for comfort in times of disaster. A generator is a very useful tool which could … [Read more...] about How to Maintain a Portable Standby Generator
Simply Safe, a distributor of absorbents, neutralizers, cleaners and containment systems for industrial batteries, launched a new online store on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Customers in telecommunications, aviation, and other industrial settings can conveniently order emergency acid spill kits as well as passive containment products such as absorbent booms and absorbent … [Read more...] about Simply Safe Launches Online Store For Industrial Battery Safety Products
10 things to know about charging a forklift battery Make sure the charger is properly sized (matched) to the battery it is charging. That means: The charger outputs the same voltage as the battery. Sounds basic, but not everyone knows that a 24 volt pallet truck charger is designed to charger a 24 volt battery. Someone might think it is okay to use the … [Read more...] about Forklift Battery Charger – 10 charging tips for lift truck batteries