BHS, Inc. Brings IIoT Solutions to Forklift Fleet Management

Fleet Tracker with the power of IIoT

July 08, 2020 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading provider of forklift battery handling equipment since 1979, offers a fleet management system that collects, stores, and analyzes data in the cloud. The newly redesigned Fleet Tracker® system streamlines forklift fleet operation by processing real-time information on battery rotation, fleet maintenance, and asset utilization — all used to right size a fleet through the reports on the manager’s dashboard.

“Most battery fleet management systems only do one thing,” said Trent Boothe, BHS Senior Project Manager. “They guide battery room operators to charged batteries. But picking the right battery isn’t enough.”

Fleet Tracker’s Operator Portal runs on a touchscreen tablet attached to the Operator Aboard Battery Extractor’s dash. The Operator Portal guides operators, instantly logging asset movements during change-out procedures, and provides maintenance prompts for battery washing, battery watering, and equalize charging. Additionally, operators can track asset movements and status in order to efficiently preplan battery change-outs and maintenance protocols.

Fleet Tracker’s Manager Portal records the above battery room activities and provides instant access statistics in a user-friendly format. On the Facility Dashboard, managers can view the overall system health, available batteries per pool, average battery change-out time, battery and lift truck maintenance requirements, and more! This data provides managers the necessary information to run day-to-day operations in the battery room efficiently. Furthermore, comprehensive reports guide managers through the process of right-sizing their fleet.

“While utilizing the battery rotation platform of the original Fleet Tracker, we completely rebuilt the data-tracking and reporting suite and incorporated the latest cloud-based technology,” Boothe said. “With the reports, managers can now right-size their fleets through a simple presentation of complex data.”

Fleet Tracker with IIoT integrations is available from BHS, Inc. now.