In certain environments, it is even more crucial to choose the right battery charging technology. General factors such as dirt, dust and moisture, or particularly high or low ambient temperatures play a significant role, as well as operational factors, such as extremely long periods of use or strict safety and hygiene regulations. These specific requirements can only be met by high-quality battery charging systems that work reliably and cost-effectively, even under difficult conditions.
Be it in the pharmaceuticals and food production industries, or at the airport, electrically-powered forklift trucks are often used in environments with the highest safety and hygiene standards. Special battery charging technology is therefore required, as the oxyhydrogen produced when charging lead batteries can quickly lead to problems in clean rooms - for instance, if it comes into contact with sensitive or reactive substances. Consequences include risks to employees and goods, or violation of standards and clean room regulations.
For this reason, users in clean rooms often work with closed gel batteries. These have the advantage of producing next to no oxyhydrogen, thus minimising the risk of explosions. However, the procurement costs of these batteries are extremely high.
Fronius battery charging systems have a special gel charging characteristic that reduces harmful overcharging of the battery to a minimum. The cooler temperature during charging ensures an extended battery life and considerably lower procurement costs for the gel batteries.
In addition, Fronius is an expert partner in equipping standards-compliant battery charging rooms and stations. Specially trained employees support the user right from the planning phase and ensure that the systems meet all of the fire and explosion protection regulations. Fronius also offers a comprehensive product portfolio for adapting battery charging rooms and stations to individual circumstances and requirements.