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BHS Launches Series of Operational Videos for Battery Handling Equipment

BHS supplements Operator’s Manuals with Operational Videos for battery changing equipment in order to provide full-range of instructional materials for users. St. Louis, MO – Battery Handling Systems, Inc. (BHS) has launched a series of Operational Videos for seven major equipment lines. The videos are available to stream in high definition on the BHS website, and they detail operational instructions that are applicable across many of their top sellers. Videos are available for Operator Aboard Battery Extractors (BEs), Automatic Transfer Carriages (ATCs), Battery Transfer Carriages (BTCs), Walkie Transfer Carriages (WTCs), Mobile Battery Extractors (MBEs), Portable Gantry Cranes (PGCs), and Battery Wash Cabinets (BWCs). Though each product line offers several models and options, each video was created with over-all functionality in…more

BHS Builds New Offices for Global Division and Domestic Expansion

BHS expands office space for global division, BHS Global, Ltd., as well as North American Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at St. Louis headquarters. St. Louis, MO – Battery Handling Systems, Inc., or BHS, has recently built additional offices at its headquarters in St. Louis, MO.  The offices were built to accommodate recent and future growth in the Global division and the North American Sales, Marketing, and Business Development departments. BHS’s Marketing Manager, Katy Cortinovis, says the expansion is necessary “to enable BHS to provide the most responsive and personalized service in the industry.” “The global market for material handling equipment is growing at an incredible rate. BHS is ready to grow with and meet that demand. We are excited…more

BHS Makes Donation to Local Breast Cancer Research Advocacy Group

The entire BHS staff teams up to donate money to breast cancer research and education advocacy group in the name of loved ones. The staff of Battery Handling Systems, Inc. (BHS) took National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to heart. As a team, they raised over $1000 for the St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition this October in a company-wide donation drive. Personnel were encouraged to donate $1 per work day and each dollar was matched by BHS. The St. Louis Breast Cancer Coalition is a chapter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, based in Washington D.C. BHS Marketing Manager, Katy Cortinovis, says that SLBCC was an easy choice “because of their focus on research and education.” She continues to connect the…more

Increase Efficiency in the Battery Room with Dedicated Operators

Your facility needs an on-site battery handling expert. Designate a Dedicated Operator to handle all of your battery change-outs and maintenance for each shift. Facilities with Dedicated Operators benefit from increased efficiency in their Battery Rooms. With a Dedicated Operator, your whole battery fleet will be used more evenly, maintained more reliably, and over-all operate more efficiently. What are the duties of a Dedicated Operator? Conduct all battery change-outs on a shift Manage which batteries are available for change-outs Conduct all Daily and Planned Inspections Perform all battery maintenance tasks and equipment repairs What are the benefits of having a Dedicated Operator? Accountability – Having a Dedicated Operator limits the number of personnel who may operate your battery handling equipment…more

4 Lift Truck Battery Fleet Mistakes You Can Avoid to Increase Efficiency during the Holidays and Beyond

Efficiency is always one of the highest priorities at any facility because it directly affects productivity. Efficiency is especially important during the holiday season when most companies face the greatest demands for productivity. Long hours, seasonal personnel, and high demand can really push a team to its limits. Is your facility ready for the holiday crunch? Here’s a list of 4 common mistakes that can leave your team in a lurch: Over/under use of batteries – Is your team using the same few batteries over and over? Are you struggling to get through a shift on one charge? Over using some batteries and under using others can significantly shorten the lifespan of your entire battery inventory. Even rotation of your…more

BHS Increases Dealer Efficiency Through E-commerce

Everyone knows that online retail sales is a multi-billion dollar game. However, few would assume that e-commerce-based shipments for the manufacturing sector total in the trillions of dollars each year. The US Census Bureau1 reports “e-commerce shipments were $3.0 trillion in 2012” for US manufacturers. Of that $3.0 trillion, shipments for fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS code 332) accounted for approximately $.14 trillion2, and machinery manufacturing (NAICS code 333) shipments accounted for another $.22 trillion. The demand for e-commerce in the manufacturing sector is huge, and BHS is at the forefront of implementing e-commerce technology to help our Dealer Network achieve continued efficiency and profitability. BHS continues to innovate by providing Dealers with easily accessible sales and support tools through…more

Technical Tips

Have a quick question? You may not always have time to talk through an equipment issue with BHS Technical Support. Check out the BHS Tech Tips, which are available 24/7. These short pieces cover a variety of battery handling concerns – from replacing vacuum cups to BE Planned Maintenance intervals to maintaining wash equipment. Tech Tips are your quick reference guide to the most frequently asked questions about use and maintenance of BHS equipment. Use them as talking points in your next team meeting to discuss Best Practices. Tech Tips go beyond the manual to provide you with dependable information based on real-use issues and are available whenever you need them.