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Improved Storage for Forklift Batteries and Chargers

A common and enduring myth claims that concrete floors can siphon the energy out of lead-acid batteries. Fortunately, it isn’t true — but there are plenty of other reasons to keep forklift batteries off of the ground. Efficient battery rooms use tiered storage systems and forklift battery charger stands to complete change-outs quickly and safely. For most facilities, dedicated battery… Continue Reading

BHS Introduces Turnkey Solutions for Park & Charge Applications

September 22, 2015 — St. Louis, Missouri — Battery Handling Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling and battery changing equipment, introduced a turnkey collection for park & charge applications this month. These battery charging accessories include safety equipment, infrastructure and battery maintenance devices to create ideal park & charge stations for facilities of all sizes. “BHS offers much more than battery changers, and we’ve developed a comprehensive set of products for park & charge applications,” said Katy Cortinovis, Marketing Manager at BHS. “We offer turnkey solutions that optimize productivity, protect equipment and keep workers safe.” Park & charge equipment from BHS includes key supports for chargers, such as Structural Barrier Rails (SBR) and Charger Stands (CS). With heavy… Continue Reading

TT-961: BTC Brakes

Models Affected: All BTC Models Proper use of the Battery Transfer Carriages (BTC) floorlock and vector brakes. Description: All BTC models utilize two different braking systems. On the left and right of the carriage are the vector brakes. At the rear of the carriage is one or two floorlocks, depending on the size of the carriage. BTC-18 and BTC-24 models will have one floorlock. Larger units will have two floorlocks. Recommendation: The floorlock(s) on the BTC are simply “parking brakes” and should only be used to secure the BTC when it is left unattended. Locking the floorlock(s) in place to secure the BTC during battery transfer could result in damage to the floorlock(s) and possible loss of load if failure… Continue Reading

How Lead-Acid Forklift Batteries Work

Electric lift trucks made up 64 percent of the U.S. forklift market last year; by now, it’s likely that some (or all) of your fleet runs on lead-acid battery power. When you’re used to seeing electric forklifts zip around a facility every day, it’s easy to take their power source for granted. However, the lead-acid forklift battery is worth considering… Continue Reading