Hot ovens and cool batteries

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11/30/2018
With an eye on the efficiency of its fleet of electric forklift trucks, Neff replaced its standard chargers with Fronius Selectiva battery charging systems. The intelligent Ri charging process boasts a high charging quality and a gentle charging process.
Neff uses electric Forklifttrucks in their Intralogistics

Neff GmbH is known for its high-quality built-in appliances. Based in Bretten in northern Baden-Württemberg, the subsidiary company of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH produces built-in stoves, ovens and extractor fans. The company relies on a large fleet of electric forklift trucks for its seamless intralogistics processes.

The Selectiva Battery chargers are highly energy efficient

In order to avoid incomplete charging cycles and insufficient idle periods for the batteries – both of which significantly impair service life – the company decided to introduce a comprehensive charging management concept. Neff replaced its standard chargers with Selectiva battery charging systems. The Fronius technology is convincing: for a start, it takes into account the relevant voltage and capacity when charging the battery. What is more, the charging quality is higher and energy consumption lower that with comparable technologies.

In order to further improve the utilisation of the battery pool, Fronius has installed the information and management system Cool Battery Guide Easy on some of the charging stations. This system uses a blue LED strip to clearly show which battery has been fully charged for the longest and is, as such, the coolest.

Fronius Cool Battery Guide Easy in use at NEFF
In addition, Fronius provides impressive consultancy support for equipping charging stations and areas. The charging experts are always careful to comply with any restraints and safety rules.