This Weeks's Feature
FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
The humble battery quite literally runs the materials handling world. In the first of a two-part feature, Melissa Barnett
looks at the current state of play. [Read the full report]
|Batteries are something of an after-thought for most forklift owners, but they represent a significant part of operational costs and also contribute to efficiency.
This week, we start a two-part special report on batteries, looking at some of the options currently available. And, of course, the choice is not limited to the power boxes themselves; there are many charging options and management systems – all promising to keep the equipment running efficiently and cost-effectively.
With battery-powered forklifts still making up a significant proportion of the global fleet, this report is not just interesting, it is valuable and its insights could generate some serious savings and productivity gains.
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A number of tyre producers have followed Camoplast Solideal’s lead (Forkliftaction.com News #710)
and announced price hikes for tyres in Europe.
Italian tyre maker Marangoni Industrial Tyres announced at ... [more]
UniCarriers Americas (UCA) has expanded its Marengo complex with the addition of a 120,000 sqft. (1,115 sqm) facility, increasing its manufacturing space by 30% and the total campus size by ... [more]
Clark Material Handling Company has expanded Apex Material Handling’s distribution region to include Bartonville, Illinois.
Apex, a full-service Clark dealer in Chicago, will provide sales, service and parts ... [more]
Nexen Lift Trucks has delivered seven customised FDX18 trucks that were manufactured at its Lowestoft, UK plant to Big K Charcoal, which operates a 7.5 ac. (3 ha) national distribution ... [more]
Norwegian discount chain Europris is investing in lithium-ion batteries supplied by GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies, for its forklift fleet.
Europris trialed GNB’s Sonnenschein Lithium ... [more]
Linde launches first robotic trucks
- Hamburg, GermanyNew telehandlers at Plantworx
- Waterloo, BelgiumJungheinrich unveils C series
- Hamburg, Germany [more]
EnerSys, Specialized Liftruck Services [more]
Over 600 materials handling professionals converged on San Antonio, Texas this week for the annual Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) convention. This year’s theme of “Culture That Rocks!” was ... [more]
More than 70,000 people attended the WIN EURASIA Automation 2015 expo in Istanbul last month.
The 77,244 visitors had the opportunity to view robotic arms that mimic animals, unmanned ... [more]
Our Energy Sources and Technologies Feature
is so big we need 2 parts over 2 consecutive weeks to cover the full story.
This week: Part 1 covers Traditional Energy Systems and lead battery usage.
We explore the challenges and innovations that have risen from meeting changing customer needs, and how this segment of the battery industry is dealing with competition from new energy technologies.
Next week: Don’t miss Part 2 as we dive straight into New Energy Systems
‘How do they work?’ ‘Do these new energy systems struggle to meet customer needs and expectations?’ ‘What does the future hold?’ All this and more…
2 weeks, 2 exceptional feature articles. More info? Contact us
Delta-Q Technologies' new white paper focuses on on-board battery charger reliability
for electric pallet trucks, used by leading battery manufacturers in materials handling. [more]
High capacity electric forklifts
are dominating the market as companies look for cost effective and green solutions for materials handling. The development of electric forklifts in capacities over 11,000 lbs.
has revolutionized the way we think about electric forklift solutions. [more]
An electric forklift truck powered by EnerSys batteries and chargers
is the smart and green choice, as the truck maintains the same level of performance (or greater) as an internal combustion truck, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [more]
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A. initiated a co-operation with Delhaize Serbia
, a leading food retailer. The new project refers to an integrated solution for motive power batteries
used by forklifts in Delhaize’s Logistics Centre in Serbia. [more]
has introduced three new battery chargers
to serve demand from the battery-powered lift truck market, including: a highly efficient, compact model designed for smaller businesses, a versatile opportunity charger and a rapid charger designed for fast charge operations. [more]
is pleased to announce the introduction of the ATIB line of forklift battery chargers
. ATIB ELETTRONICA SRL has more than 25 years’ experience in the production of battery chargers and electronics. [more]
Originally developed for use in the Czechoslovak Army and currently Approved by NATO, PowerBatt
is a unique and easy way to prolong lead-acid batteries´ life
, increase their operability and bring savings from batteries management. [more]
battery regeneration, diagnostic & maintenance technology (Energic Plus®
) and give your batteries a second life.
The new Cat® NR20N2X range of reach trucks
latest mast innovation, the Active Sway Control (ASC)
, reduces vibration damping in the mast especially in high lift heights. It brings security to high lifts and improves the stability of the truck. [more]
A group of city leaders headed by Feng XU, the Municipal Party Secretary Qidong City, Jiangsu Provicne and Weifeng HUANG, the city mayor recently visited Binhai Industrial Park to inspect the factory area of Jiangsu Gather Power Industry Co., Ltd
U.S. manufacturer Hoist Liftruck has introduced a new FR Series extendable counterweight liftruck model
designed to offer versatility and value to the 15,000-18,000 lb. (7-11 tons) capacity
forklift market. [more]
Simplicity, reliability and eco-friendly, Manitou's new MI 50G forklift
ticks all of the boxes. Come and discover the 5 tons –LPZ powered forklift at Intermat exhibition booth 5b F 015
will bring products to Sydney this May for CeMAT Australia
. We invite customers to check our products in person. Please don't forget to stop by and visit our stand at booth G10
is the national event for professionals within the supply chain and logistics sector