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HAWKER® FLEX batteries provide flexibility & productivity

Thursday, 1 Mar 2018 ( #861 )
HAWKER® Flex™ Battery
OOLTEWAH, TENNESSEE,  — Continuing with the long heritage of HAWKER® motive power battery innovation and expertise, the company is excited to introduce its two newest battery products – FLEXTM battery and FLEXPAKTM battery/charger combo pack. Suitable for fast and opportunity charge applications and do not require watering, HAWKER® FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries provide superior flexibility and thrive with opportunity charging.

The new HAWKER® FLEXTM battery systems provide a range of motive power batteries (consisting of either 2 volt cells or monoblocs) that offer opportunity charging with no battery changing and practically no maintenance. This provides significant operational benefits at a lower cost of ownership compared to traditional flooded, gel, or air mixed batteries.

HAWKER® FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries can practically eliminate routine maintenance efforts and may reduce operating expenses. There is no need to water these batteries, and corrosion issues have been eliminated. Shorter recharge times mean quicker battery availability and operators only need to schedule one full charge and equalization per week.

HAWKER® FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries provide exceptional flexibility for operators. These batteries can be used whenever needed and can be recharged when time allows – during breaks or at the end of the shift. Additionally, the FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries can even be put back into service before they are fully charged. They’re the ideal power source to an opportunity charge application and will go from 40-80% State of Charge (SOC) within one hour with the appropriately sized HAWKER® FLEXTM charger. All FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries are equipped with Low Voltage Alarms (LVA) to automatically alert the user when their battery should be charged.

FLEXPAKTM is a battery and charger combined into one tray. This combo Pak includes an IP66 rated high frequency onboard charger that incorporates a charging profile specifically designed for the TPPL batteries. The Pak is designed and intended for light- to medium-duty single- and two-shift operations and should be opportunity charged as often as possible during work hours. For ease of charging, the FLEXPAKTM chargers are factory installed with a standard 110V AC plug on the end of the tray and employs a LVA.

"We are very excited about the value HAWKER® FLEXTM TPPL batteries provide users by enhancing opportunity charge applications, especially in narrow aisle fork trucks," said Dean C. Portney, HAWKER®’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Deliverable benefits include not having to water these batteries, being able to return more amp hours in the same charge time, and only having to equalize two hours weekly."

The key to the HAWKER® TPPL battery is a design that results in increased plate surface area thus higher energy density within the cell/battery – and that delivers the greatest available power for all FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries.

According to Portney, TPPL technology delivers additional inherent advantages to the FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries. "TPPL technology stands up better to high rate discharging, delivers less resistance, and accepts a charge easier than flooded batteries at a fraction of the cost of lithium," he said. "And, the plates are 99 percent recyclable."

HAWKER® FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries feature a superior quality microporous glass mat separator with high electrolyte absorption and stability to enhance cycle capability. Positive and negative plates are low impedance, high corrosion-resistant thin plate grids. The FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries offer optimized cycling performance and rapid recharging that conventional lead acid batteries (gel or flooded) simply cannot.

The HAWKER® FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries are well suited for fast and opportunity charge applications including: Class I, II, and III trucks, industrial utility vehicles, automated guided vehicles (AGV), floor care/cleaning machines, shuttle personnel carriers, and narrow aisle fork trucks.

For more information on HAWKER® or the new HAWKER® FLEXTM and FLEXPAKTM batteries, contact your local HAWKER® representative at US Dial 1-877-7HAWKER.

- Come visit Hawker at MODEX 2018 -
Booth #B2639

About Hawker Powersource, Inc.:
With more than 85 years of motive power experience and innovation, HAWKER® offers a complete line of battery and charger motive power solutions. HAWKER® power solutions are designed to reduce environmental impact, lower operational costs, increase productivity, and improve customer operations.

As a single-source manufacturer, HAWKER® is equipped to assess and design complete power solutions to enhance each customer’s operation and optimize productivity, improve efficiency, and minimize cost. HAWKER®’s exclusive "Harness the Power" on-site assessments analyze operations and provide specific customized solutions for improving material handling productivity. These assessments address all aspects of motive power: maintenance, operational costs, productivity, safety, electrical consumption and demand.

For more company and product information visit the HAWKER® website or view their ShopFront.

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