flexible battery charging process is a must for coping with seasonal
fluctuations in workload. Supported by intelligent functions, it can prevent
peak currents and improve the utilisation of battery capacity.
business, harvest time, production peaks: there are seasonal variations in
intralogistics workloads across all industries. Nevertheless, customers expect
consistently short lead times at any time of year. Adapting technology and
processes to meet seasonal demands is a balancing act for many businesses.
Electrically powered forklift trucks are an example of this: when they are used
with varying levels of intensity, the demand on their traction batteries also
varies. Many battery charging systems do not adapt to these changes, however –
with serious consequences for the batteries.
If the charging technology is permanently
used at its maximum, it puts the traction battery under unnecessary stress.
Charging times are too short, the battery temperature becomes dangerously high
and the service life of the battery is reduced. If the battery charging system
is simply set for normal operation, the charging times during production peaks
are too long and the battery will not be fully charged. Time-consuming battery
changes or opportunity charges are then required and the availability of the
forklift truck system is reduced.
For this reason, flexibility is also
crucial for charging technology: Fronius Selectiva battery charging systems can
be easily adapted to various application scenarios using the buttons and the
display. This guarantees that the battery will always be charged in the optimum
and most economical way. If particularly short charging times or opportunity
charges are required during production fluctuations, the devices can be equipped
with an optional electrolyte circulation system. This ensures even loading of
the plates and optimum capacity utilisation of the battery.
you have any questions about our battery charging technology or are you looking
for an efficient way to manage seasonal fluctuations in your intralogistics?
Our Fronius experts would be happy to help you.