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Eliminating Lean in Forklift Battery Changers

For operations that keep a large stock of forklift batteries, there’s no more efficient storage system than multi-tier racking. Coupled with an operator aboard industrial battery changer, system stands take advantage of vertical space to vastly reduce the battery room’s footprint, which leaves more valuable square footage for revenue-generating warehousing services. When you go vertical, though, you compound the risk… Continue Reading

How to Avoid Acid Damage in the Battery Room

Forklift batteries are essentially giant tubs of acid. While you can’t prevent the occasional drip or spill, you can — and definitely should — protect your floors and equipment from the caustic effects of battery electrolyte. According to the Portland Cement Association, concrete is particularly vulnerable to acids. Acidic liquid drains into the pores in concrete and eats away at… Continue Reading

Custom Steel Manufacturing from BHS

Every Machine Has an Origin Story. For example, the BHS Operator Aboard Battery Extractor, is a rugged vehicle that effortlessly carries forklift batteries — huge tubs of lead and electrolyte that weigh many thousands of pounds — from charging stands to lift trucks and back again, shift after shift. These powerful machines are the result of a marriage between three… Continue Reading

Your Battery Room Floor is No Place to Cut Corners

Operator aboard industrial battery changers need a smooth, flat surface for safe travel. Unfortunately, the extractor’s travel path is exactly where batteries tend to drip electrolyte. If you have a bare concrete floor, that’s a recipe for disaster. The reason is simple: acid destroys concrete, and the sulfuric acid found in battery electrolyte compounds the problem with a corrosive sulfate… Continue Reading