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How Lead-Acid Forklift Batteries Continue to Evolve

With all the digital ink spilled over lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cells, it can be easy to forget that manufacturers of lead-acid batteries continue to make improvements on the traditional chemistry of electric motive power. Here are a few of the advancements in lead-acid battery technology that will allow them to compete with newer power sources for electric forklifts: Integrated… Continue Reading

Power Requirements for Tomorrow’s Counterbalance Forklifts

Nearly 60 percent of American forklift users rely on counterbalance trucks to meet the bulk of their material handling needs. Even more than 60 percent of the forklifts in North America run on electricity. (Both statistics date to 2014, the last year the Industrial Truck Association has compiled so far). But times are changing for electric counterbalance forklifts. New motive… Continue Reading

Forklift Batteries: Lead-Acid vs. Lithium-Ion

In 2015, the first lithium-ion battery pack for an industrial lift truck hit the market. That’s astonishing, given that just six months prior, industry journal Material Handling and Logistics reported that lithium-ion batteries were “not available for lift trucks,” because “lift truck applications may have different requirements, such as lower voltage or higher peak currents than existing motive power applications.”… Continue Reading

Environmental Benefits of Forklift Battery Handling Equipment

The environmental advantages of electric forklifts have been well documented. Compared to their internal combustion (IC) counterparts, electric industrial trucks have extremely low emissions, and make virtually no contribution to global climate change at point-of-use. According to a recent report published in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, eco-indicators (including carcinogens, respiratory inorganics, and carbon emissions) were nearly 48… Continue Reading

BHS is Now Accepting Students for the Last Service and Installation School Session of the Year

September 1, 2016 – St. Louis, Missouri — Battery Handling Systems, Inc (BHS), a leading provider of material handling and battery changing equipment, offers multi-day intensive training classes for dealers and technicians. The last session of 2016 will take place October 17-20. The Service School is a three-day clinic that prepares industry professionals to operate, maintain, and service BHS battery handling equipment. Immediately following the Service program, on the final day of a four-day session, dealers can attend Installation School, a comprehensive course on installing BHS systems. Both programs are entirely free, with three meals a day included at no charge. Participants that attend both sessions will receive certification from BHS, allowing them to expand revenue for their businesses through… Continue Reading