The Selectiva devices offer flexible charging for batteries with a voltage of 12 to 80 volts. “This makes things much simpler for our employees and prevents errors, as they don’t have to think about which battery to connect to which battery charging system,” enthuses Gürtler. A clearly visible LED strip on each battery charging system displays the status of the connected battery, improving utilisation of the battery pool and in turn having a positive effect on service life.
The use of Fronius charging technology at Big Dutchman has significantly improved the performance and availability of the entire forklift truck system. Faults and downtimes due to defective batteries have become a much rarer occurrence. The company anticipates a considerably longer service life for traction batteries, and with procurement costs averaging 4,000 euros per battery, this represents a huge potential saving.
|CUSTOMER INFORMATION |
|Company name ||Big Dutchman International GmbH|
|Location and country||Vechta-Calveslage, Germany|
|Sector||Mechanical engineering and plant construction|
|Forklift truck brand||Linde, Still |
|Battery brand||Hawker Enersys|
|Fronius portfolio||Selectiva battery charging systems|