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TENSOR: Meet the lead battery boosting warehouse productivity beyond any other

Thursday, 10 June 2021 ( #1029 )
  • A battery technology specially designed with low total cost of ownership in mind, outperforming lithium-ion for a wide range of applications
  • More than 10,000 operating hours is the standard life expectancy for TENSOR
  • Exide provides a range of battery technologies, and helps customers select the best option for their application
Warehouses have been working at full capacity as a result of the pandemic. Booming online sales mean that businesses have to operate more efficiently and productively than ever. For many, that has meant choosing the GNB TENSOR battery to achieve multi-shift operations and greater levels of efficiency. Exide's GNB TENSOR is an advanced lead battery that was designed and conceived with warehouse productivity in mind. It offers extended operational life, fast recharging capabilities, exceptional power and energy density, and excellent performance in cold storage environments. It also excels in multi-shift operations. The result is a battery with very low total cost of ownership, often outperforming lithium-ion for a wide range of applications. Breaking the rules on battery lifespan
Field-proven: GNB TENSOR batteries provide more than 10,000 operating hours
Field-proven: GNB TENSOR batteries provide more than 10,000 operating hours
The traditional rule of thumb is that 1.5-2 batteries are required over the lifetime of a vehicle, but that rule is quickly changing because of TENSOR technology. A TENSOR battery recently lasted more than six years in a 1.4t moving mast reach truck working in a two-shift, heavy-duty application at a logistics company in Germany. It outlasted the truck it was powering - a remarkable accomplishment that is becoming more and more feasible thanks to the durability and performance of TENSOR. The standard for TENSOR batteries is more than 10,000 operating hours1. The battery is designed to go the distance in real-world applications - in fact, the record so far is a battery that clocked in 14,000 operating hours. In some markets, such as Germany, Exide already offers a guarantee that TENSOR will last up to 60 months or 10,000 operating hours, whichever comes first. Technology-agnostic consulting Exide has a range of battery options, from lead-acid to lithium-ion, so it can offer independent, considered advice on the best option for your operations. It starts by truly understanding your business, from shift patterns to operating objectives, and then provides detailed analysis to help you make the most informed decision.
A compelling business case for GNB TENSOR: 33 trucks (8 tons) / 3- shift operation/ 5 days per week
A compelling business case for GNB TENSOR: 33 trucks (8 tons) / 3- shift operation/ 5 days per week
TENSOR came out on top in a recent extensive analysis of total cost of ownership for a business with 33 trucks running three shifts a day. The first option being considered by Exide and the customer was to run the trucks on lithium-ion technology. This would have meant acquiring one battery per forklift and charging them during workers' breaks. Opportunity charging was insufficient for full back-to-back shifts on current breaks, and so some downtime would have been needed - impairing productivity. After careful analysis, the most cost-effective option proved to be TENSOR. This meant acquiring two batteries per forklift, 66 in total. Each TENSOR battery powers a full 8-hour shift, during which time the other can be charged. A TENSOR battery can fully charge in 5 hours, thanks to Exide's proprietary Z-profile charging algorithm. Independent advice tailored to your business Exide offers advice to help businesses select the right technology for the application at hand. The goal is to help you reduce total cost of ownership, boost productivity, and understand the landscape of battery technology. Get your free energy consultation: Reach out to Exide's sales and service experts today for a free energy and productivity analysis. Learn how you can boost your productivity and reduce operating costs: contact us.
About Exide Technologies: Exide Technologies, a leading provider of stored electrical energy solutions, is seeing heightened interest in its GNB TENSOR technology. Exide is headquartered in Europe, and the TENSOR battery is offered across the EMEA and Asia-Pacific markets. Follow us on LinkedIn Learn more about TENSOR: here ________________ 1 Greater than 80% C5 capacity according to IEC 60254-1
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