Increase productivity, decrease costs with Lithium-Ion

What is Lithium-ion technology?

In the material handling industry, productivity and efficiency are two important keys to success. There are only so many hours in the day, so whenever a company can find a way to do more in less time, they gain a competitive advantage. Lithium-ion technology is of the greatest benefit to multi-shift operations in which trucks are running for extended periods and breaks allow for adequate recharge periods. This is due to the higher power capacity of li-ion batteries over that of a standard lead acid battery. In most operations, lead acid or gel batteries are used which require a recharging period of between 6 and 12 hours, this limits the possibility of continuous use. The battery change method is generally used to overcome this; however, this can be costly and also requires the availability of a large space to house the battery change station.

Lithium-ion batteries have the ability to be recharged in as little as one hour, using up to 30% less energy to recharge, improving overall truck availability. As these batteries allow for opportunity charging, battery change may no longer be needed, and neither are spare batteries or charging rooms. Trucks can be recharged quickly by the operator during breaks or periods of downtime, the key is to ensure chargers are conveniently placed such as near canteens to promote a new culture. The only downside to this is that this may incur infrastructure costs; which is something that needs to be investigated when considering switching to lithium-ion.

  • Cost Reduction
  • High Performance
  • No Maintenance
  • Fast Charging
  • Longer Life Cycle
  • Less Energy Consumption
  • Quick and Easy
  • Zero Maintenance
  • Less CO2 Emissions
  • Reduced Noise Levels
  • Free up Space

For more information about lithium-ion and other new energy solutions speak to our team.

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Why choose Forktruck Solutions?

Forktruck Solutions Ltd is nationally recognised for high quality, competitive products with a comprehensive range of all-purpose vehicle solutions.

  • Over 20 years experience
  • Exceptional, cost effective rental solutions and parts supply
  • Offsite workshop and mobile repairs
  • Over 300 rental machines, 18 engineers and service support
  • Industry-leading approach to customer support
  • Unrivalled after-sales care