Low temperatures drastically reduce the performance and service life of drive batteries. This means they usually do not have sufficient energy for a whole shift. At minus 15 degrees, for example, batteries only perform at around 60 percent of their usual capacity. To counteract this drop in performance, Fronius is now offering its own specially developed cold logistics option for its Selectiva 4.0 devices. The battery charging system with pre-set temperature sensors automatically selects the correct amount of energy to optimally charge the battery. This means batteries and forklift trucks are ready for use at all times without long waiting times.
Thanks to Fronius’ RI charging process, the Selectiva devices flexibly charge lead-acid batteries of different sizes, voltage and capacity, which facilitates assignment and reduces operating errors. Additional special features like the cold logistics option enable the reliable operation of forklift trucks even in difficult environments. Users thus benefit from high availability of their forklift truck fleet and can reduce their operating costs in the long term at the same time.