The current situation is forcing businesses to rethink how they do things – particularly those tasked with the reliable transport of goods. Additional transport volumes are changing how charging infrastructure is used and the length of time it is used for, adding in new complexity. A flexible and reliable charging system represents the backbone of a resilient provisioning strategy, and gives the forklift truck fleet the power it needs.
In the past, utilisation peaks like these would cause logistics providers using lead-acid batteries particular problems – since this type of battery generally takes about eight hours to charge. All this while back-up batteries, including the requisite infrastructure, are associated with high procurement costs and an extra workload in day-to-day operations.
Opportunity charging made easy
Our new Selectiva 4.0 generation of chargers provides an innovative solution for charging lead-acid batteries in extra-quick time: using the Power Charging option you can boost the state of charge from 30 percent to 80 percent in under three hours. This allows temporary utilisation peaks or a change to multi-shift operation to be effected without further ado and with no need for additional manual input.
Increased efficiency and flexibility
The time available between shifts when batteries can be charged is frequently limited. The Power Charging option is a solution for the easy and efficient opportunity charging of lead-acid batteries. For example, a work break will often be enough to top up a traction battery using opportunity charging. Just thirty minutes charging is enough to get up to two additional running hours out of a forklift.
Rapid, safe charging without risk of overheating
The system is monitored by a temperature sensor ensuring rapid, safe charging with no risk of overheating. The system will interrupt the charging process if the battery temperature rises too high.