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TT-965: Importance of Battery Compartment Maintenance

Models Affected: All battery extractors and carriages If not properly maintained, the condition of battery stand and forklift battery compartments can have negative effects on battery extractor or carriage operation. Compartments in poor condition increase the force required to transfer a battery leading to unnecessary stress on extractor components. Description: In order for a battery extractor or carriage to operate at its highest efficiency, the battery stands and forklift compartments (which batteries are being transferred to and from) should be well maintained. Faulty rollers result in the batteries being dragged across them requiring substantially more force to move the battery in and out of the compartment. Slide strip compartments by design require more force to remove and install a battery…. Continue Reading

Regulating Hydrogen in the Battery Room

The most dangerous thing in your battery room isn’t sulfuric acid. It isn’t even forklift batteries themselves, despite their crushing weight. The truly hazardous byproduct of charging batteries is invisible, tasteless, and odorless. It is lighter than air. And even a relatively small volume of it can cause a serious explosion. We’re talking, of courses, about hydrogen. Battery charging areas… Continue Reading

BHS Assists Dealer to Dramatically Improve Fortune 500 Company’s Motive Power Capacity

Battery Handling Systems, Inc. (BHS) manufactures high-performance battery room equipment, but they rely on a vast network of dealers to bring that equipment to customers. This partnership has been key to BHS’ growth since the company was founded in 1979. BHS Products Discussed in This Case Study Automatic Transfer Carriages Portable side extraction Completes battery changes in only 3-5 minutes Mounts to existing lift truck, limiting costs Provides immediate battery handling capabilities Battery Roller Stands Heavy duty construction provides quick, reliable storage Spark-proof, poly-sleeved roller bed eases battery movement Standard charger shelf included Drip Pan Kits Contain battery drips and spills, protecting stands and floors Side extraction for easy cleaning Corner-formed, stainless steel construction prevents leakage Can be equipped with… Continue Reading

Electrical Distribution for Forklift Battery Rooms

Every battery room has distinctive power requirements, but these can change as operations grow. Don’t just wire the charging areas for your current needs; plan ahead for future changes — or, even better, ongoing expansion. Powering The Fleet’s Power Source Think of the battery charging area as the power source for your entire forklift fleet. In a way, charging systems… Continue Reading

BHS Introduces the Mobile Battery Wash Cabinet

March 8, 2016 – St. Louis, Missouri – Battery Handling Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of battery handling and warehouse equipment, recently introduced the Mobile Battery Wash Cabinet (BWC-1-M). This portable battery wash solution gives service providers the ability to clean forklift batteries on-site at any facility. Battery wash cabinets clean harmful contaminants from a battery’s surface, which extends the life of the battery and prevents lift-truck electrical problems from developing. The BWC-1-M is equipped with heavy duty fork pockets, allowing it to travel anywhere a forklift can take it. Standard lift trucks lift the unit and maneuver with ease, dropping it off on-site at customer’s facility or simply repositioning it in the battery room. “Clients love it when battery… Continue Reading

Designing a Better Forklift Battery Room

So you’ve decided you need a new battery room. Maybe your current battery charging area is outdated, or perhaps your fleet is just now large enough to justify the expense. Regardless of the reason, your new battery room’s success depends on a great plan — from choosing the ideal location to optimizing equipment. Battery room planning tools from BHS help… Continue Reading