Battery, Charger & Test Equipment News: SBS Battery
NEW Product Release: SBS-2003 Digital Battery Hydrometer & Tester with Bluetooth Data Logging
Menomonee Falls, Wi., October 11th, 2013 – Storage Battery Systems, LLC (SBS), an industry leader in Power Solutions™ for stored energy in industrial, utility, stationary, and battery testing equipment, is pleased to release the newly redesigned SBS-2003 Digital Battery Hydrometer & Tester with Bluetooth Data Logging.
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Many different factors can detract from lift truck battery performance—including a few you might not have thought of. Industry insiders tell us what to watch for.
By Toby Gooley
In some warehouses and DCs, lift truck batteries are taken for granted. Much like car batteries, they're treated as something that can essentially be ignored until there's a problem. But a lift truck battery is not a "set it and forget it" piece of equipment. Rather, it's a complex device powered by electrochemical reactions; compromise the battery's ability to efficiently produce those reactions and you'll diminish its performance and lifespan. Indeed, the key to getting superior performance from a lift truck battery, says Harold Vanasse, vice president of sales and marketing for battery management systems supplier Philadelphia Scientific, is to understand the following fact: "The laws of physics can't be violated!"
Three trends that could reshape the lift truck battery market
Systems integration, super-efficient trucks, and lithium could have a major impact on the battery business, manufacturer says.
By Toby Gooley
Thinking about how technology is changing material handling equipment? It's unlikely that the familiar, box-shaped lift truck battery will come to mind. But perhaps it should. According to Bill Rubenzer, vice president, sales and marketing for the battery manufacturer Storage Battery Systems LLC, several technology trends in the battery market could have a notable impact on warehouse operations.
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