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BE-DS Double Stack Battery Extractors

Double Stack Battery Extractors


An IIoT Forklift Battery Changer for Vertical Storage Systems

The BHS Double Stack Battery Extractor (BE-DS) effortlessly transfers batteries from racking systems up to two levels high. Paired with Double Stack System Stands, the BE-DS provides a quick return on investment by significantly improving efficiency in the battery room. Fully wired for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the BE-DS provides reliable performance along with detailed reporting on usage, preventive maintenance, and safety issues.

Authorized users access system data through the BHS IIoT Portal, where admins can control operator accounts, configure email notifications, and view system health alerts as well as operator session logs. All these features are highly configurable, and operate on the regional, single-facility, or even single-asset level.

The BE-DS incorporates several exclusive safety features to ensure unprecedented protection for operators. The Non-Inner-Flow Manifold controls hydraulic power, adjusting to shifting loads. Meanwhile, velocity fuses instantly arrest vertical travel in the unlikely event of hydraulic hose rupture. Four hydraulic lift cylinders provide safe, smooth lift travel, while a pair of powered drive wheels move the carriage quietly along the track.

Safety alerts notify operators and managers when there’s an unsafe change in the unit’s levelness, or when an impact to the machine is sensed. A proximity sensor on the dash prevents unauthorized access to system controls. Digital support products include a mobile manager dashboard and a touchscreen operator interface, both of which provide the data users need to improve both safety and efficiency in the battery room.

Higher Capacity Storage within a Small Footprint

When storage prices are at a premium, storing forklift batteries in stacked system stands can free up more space for revenue-generating activities. The BE-DS speeds up battery changes while conserving valuable space, and provides dependable service for battery fleets with an approximate range of 100 – 149 batteries.

Contact your local dealer to plan a system that uses a BHS Double Stack Battery Extractor. To speak to a BHS specialist or to find a dealer near you, call our sales department at 1.800.BHS.9500.

  • Heavy-duty construction for added reliability
  • Low-maintenance design plus condition-based and predictive maintenance capabilities with email notifications reduce downtime to the absolute minimum
  • Digital support systems include the BHS IIoT Portal and touchscreen operator interface
  • Through the BHS IIoT Portal, admins can authorize Portal users and asset operators, adjust email notifications, turn on/off 24-hour Daily Operator Checklist requirement, view historical usage data, access logged system alerts, and more from virtually any computer or mobile device
  • Operator login prevents unauthorized access and keeps records of use sessions
  • Proximity sensors on the unit dash prevent unauthorized changes to control systems
  • No exposed components for added safety
  • Durable powder coat finish resists both acid and scratches
  • Manual control of hydraulics for easy operation
  • Vacuum extraction reduces wear and tear on batteries
  • Vacuum extractor arm adjustable for various reach requirements
  • Non-proprietary hydraulic and electrical components lower replacement part costs
  • Redesigned hydraulic system for increased flow capacities and consistent function speeds
  • Quiet-running dual floor drive system provides positive traction on wet or dry surfaces
  • BHS exclusive Non-Inter-Flow (NIF) hydraulic manifold system stabilizes the lift cylinders to ensure a level roller bed during load transfers
  • Four lift cylinders, in combination with four-point equalization, assure smooth and level vertical movement of the roller bed when empty or loaded
  • Five hydraulic-powered rollers per compartment provide a brake for safe, easy battery transfer
  • Induction-type proximity switch disables floor drive to protect equipment when the extractor arm is outside the envelope of the compartment
Audible Alarm (BE-AUDALM)
Alarm is activated while machine is in operation to notify pedestrians that the Battery Extractor is in use
BE-Mounted Water Tank (BE-WC-SS)
Stainless steel water tank allows quick, easy battery maintenance from the Battery Extractor during battery change-out
Blue Light (BE-BLU-LT)
Projects a bright, highly concentrated blue beam pattern on the ground in the direction that the extractor is moving
Custom Lasered Logo (BE-LOGO)
Custom logo can be added to the front panel of the Battery Extractor
Electric Drive (BE-EDRIVE)
Replaces hydraulic floor drive system with variable frequency drive (VFD) controlled system
Extended Reach (BE-EXTRCH)
Increases the reach of the extractor arm and is ideal for use with forklifts with outriggers
Horn (BE-HORN)
Horn is utilized by the operator to alert pedestrians
Level Assist Indicator (BE-LAI)
An LED on the dash of the Battery Extractor alerts operator when proper vertical alignment with stands is achieved
Magnet Extraction (BE-MAG)
Ideal when batteries are too narrow for vacuum extraction
Operator Shield (BE-OS)
Isolates operator console from BE roller deck
Overhead Guard (BE-OHG)
Protects the operator from falling objects
Power Roller Cut-Out (BE-PRC-1/-2)
Disengages powered rollers requiring additional input from operator to discharge battery from extractor
Safety Scanner (BE-SICK)
A compact system which scans the area in front and behind the Battery Extractor to identify objects or pedestrians in its detection zone, stopping movement of the Battery Extractor upon detection
Strobe Light (BE-STBLT)
Visually notifies bystanders when machine is in operation
  • BE-24-2-DS (Two 24″ Wide Compartments)
  • BE-36-2-DS (Two 36″ Wide Compartments)
  • BE-42-1-DS (One 42″ Wide Compartment)
  • BE-42-2-DS (Two 42″ Wide Compartments)