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When to Upgrade From Battery Carriages to a Complete Operator Aboard Battery Extractor System

When it comes to forklift battery change-outs, a small warehouse operation with just one or two forklifts can get by with minimal battery handling equipment. Portable battery transfer carriages take the risk and strain out of battery handling, and they continue to pay dividends — as long as your fleet isn’t too large. But as your business expands, you’ll need… Continue Reading

BHS Expands International Reach at MODEX 2016 Supply Chain Trade Show

April 19, 2016 – Atlanta, Georgia — Battery Handling Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of battery handling and warehouse equipment, entertained dealers and clients from around the world at the MODEX 2016 supply chain trade show. The four-day event took place April 4-7, 2016, at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. MODEX bills itself as “the greatest supply chain show on earth.” The 800 square foot booth BHS occupied for those four days was fit for an event with such an aspirational tagline. Offerings from BHS included the entire Mobile Showroom, a 53-foot trailer packed with BHS battery handling solutions, a fully operational Double Stack Battery Extractor (BE-DS), including Double Stack System Stands (BS-DS), an Automatic Transfer Carriage (ATC), and a… Continue Reading

BHS Slashes Change-Out Time as Battery Fleet Doubles at High-Volume Distribution Center

Excellent equipment can only take a battery room so far. To really achieve production gains, operations also need innovative designs, a detailed plan, and smart, effective leadership. BHS Products Discussed in This Case Study Single Level System Stands Reliable storage for forklift batteries and chargers Spark-proof, poly-sleeved rollers Durable steel construction Fully customizable Single Level Battery Extractor Heavy duty all-steel frame No exposed components Vacuum extraction reduces battery wear Dual extractor arm travel shafts for greater strength and stability BHS Battery Room Floors Meets or exceeds American Concrete Institute standards for flatness and levelness Four-layer construction Topcoat resists acid, chemicals, abrasions, and impact Structural Barrier Rails Powerful steel construction resists impacts up to 10,000 pounds at 4 mph Easily adjusted… Continue Reading

Forklift Battery Handling Equipment for Smaller Fleets

Not every forklift user operates a vast fleet of hundreds. In fact, most don’t. A 2010 survey by industry journal DC Velocity found that the bulk of their respondents (57 percent) operated fewer than 25 lift trucks. Only 12 percent regularly used more than 100 trucks. The same survey uncovered another key statistic: almost 90 percent of the respondents said… Continue Reading

Battery Changing Solutions For Existing Pallet Trucks

Most of the published advice on forklift battery management is aimed at larger fleets. But what about the small operation — the kind that only runs one or two forklifts? Facilities with smaller forklift fleets — even down to a single truck — probably realize that an extensive forklift battery changing system doesn’t make sense for their bottom lines. After… Continue Reading