In the past, forklift truck operators have found it difficult to centrally monitor and control the charging processes for their traction batteries. With Charge & Connect, Austrian battery charging solutions expert Fronius has created a new digital solution for networking its Selectiva chargers. Charging station data is displayed on the dashboard, giving a wealth of new options for users to further increase efficiency and performance in their company.
Cross-location, central overview
With Charge & Connect, information such as the energy consumption of each charging process and the status of the charger is displayed transparently. The user benefits from a central overview across several locations and can promptly and quickly counteract potential operating and application errors. Extensive analysis functions make it possible to easily identify where charging processes can be improved.
If a fault occurs in the charging technology, the system automatically sends a notification to the contact saved in the system. This means that problems and application errors can be remedied quickly before they result in expensive downtime or lifecycle costs.
Reduced load spikes
Another advantage is that chargers can be controlled centrally. For instance, fleet operators have the option to coordinate the charging of their various forklift trucks – for example to avoid peak currents and therefore reduce their ongoing energy costs. Charging times can be extended in line with the relevant requirements in order to better manage the capacity of the battery pool and therefore minimise costs and risks of downtimes.