Busy printing company; twenty-four hour seven days (24/7) a week; customer was consolidating several locations into one large facility; this newly renovated plant has expensive flooring and houses production as well as distribution so space is limited. Previous location had dedicated battery room.
Lift truck fleet consists of three sit-down electric rider trucks, an order picker and a group of rider end-control pallet trucks with multiple batteries per truck. Customer was operating more pallet trucks than required due to battery run-time constrictions. Battery maintenance are costly, charging times are long and lead-acid residuals are caustic and unsightly.
DIAGNOSIS OF NEEDS:
Client does not have the space nor the capital required to outfit a battery room in their new facility. They also have a need to reduce the amount traffic across their new floors while still having the energy required to operate their fleet 24/7.
Introduce EnSol lithium-iron quick charge battery system:
Lately more and more warehouses choose lithium technology. This trend is understandable - top management wants to save money and time, in addition, the use of such energy storage increases mobility of loading electrical equipment, it lasts longer without efficiency loss, and battery maintenance becomes redundant.
However, warehouses and production plants have very different processes and requirements for product movement. All this affects lithium battery selection. In this article, we would like to talk about the specialty lithium batteries besides the traditional lithium batteries that were developed by EnSol.
EnSol Frost - for refrigerated warehouses.
This specialty battery is designed specifically for refrigerated warehouses and for working outdoors at subzero temperatures.
It's no secret that lead-acid batteries in a cold warehouse lose much of their capacity, for example, at -30 ° C the capacity drop is about 30-40%, the same figure for a conventional lithium battery is somewhat lower - about 15-20 %, With EnSol Frost the loss of capacity is minimal - about 3-5%. EnSol Frost with active heating of lithium cells keep the lift truck working longer on a single battery charge.
Another advantage of using EnSol Frost is the fact that you do not need to leave the freezer to charge the equipment - at temperatures up to -30 ° C you can drive to the charging station and connect the battery, without affecting its performance in the future.
Freezer warehouses are usually designed for food processing, and hydrogen-and-acid-emitting lead-acid batteries are not the best fit to these facilities. In addition, when replacing batteries, acid can spill, which adversely affects environmental conditions and does not help to uphold the sanitary and epidemiological norms for processing food. With the introduction of lithium batteries into the business processes of such companies, you can be assured of their compliance with all environmental standards.
An important factor is the reduction in maintenance costs of equipment due to the fact that maintenance of such batteries does not require personnel: the operator can connect the battery to the charging station in one motion and automatically charge. And for the newly built refrigerated warehouses, EnSol Frost battery help avoid capital expenses of building up a battery room.
"For us, the ecological component of lithium-ion batteries is very important. We work with products. Therefore, when building a new warehouse, we immediately put into the project the batteries EnSol Frost. In addition, lithium batteries hold the charge for longer period in a warehouse-freezer. "- Denis Muromtsev, the head of the refrigerated warehouse of Betsema food product distributor.
EnSol Ex Series explosion-proof batteries. One more innovation from EnSol is the explosion-proof EnSol Ex batteries.
Such batteries will be useful for lifting and transport operations in areas with flammable and explosive loads (chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical industry, etc.).
EnSol Ex batteries are equipped with a casing, specially designed to protect from high temperatures and damage from external influences. The casing provides improved insulation and confidence in the safety of use for machinery and operator. All electrical components of the battery are also additionally isolated to avoid sparking at any values of humidity of the ambient air.
Already, the equipment with explosion-proof batteries EnSol Ex works in a paint and varnish shop of one of the largest automotive manufactures in Russia.
Applications of explosion-proof batteries:
It is assumed that the technique with additional protection is used exclusively at factories associated with the release of explosives and ammunition depots. Nevertheless, the scope of use of equipment with explosion-proof batteries is much broader and includes the following industrial sectors:
The high reliability of EnSol Ex batteries is confirmed by the certificate of the Testing Center for Technical Measurements, Safety and Development.
When we set out to create EnSol lithium battery our task was to make it as convenient as possible for use on lifting and transport equipment for the logistics and production industry. As a result, the traction battery does not require maintenance for its entire life , however it does need to be charged.
Heads of logistics departments and warehouses know firsthand that the most common reason for the downtime of loading and unloading equipment is discharged batteries. Despite the availability of battery maintenance personnel and additional sets of batteries, from time to time the equipment is down. This problem was difficult to solve when only lead-acid batteries were available. Now, with the advent of reliable and safe lithium batteries of large capacity, it became possible to eliminate equipment downtime and ensure its uninterrupted operation.
There are several main types of lithium batteries. These types of batteries differ by their chemical composition which in turn produce different energy and power densities, cost and safety levels. It is important to understand these differences. EnSol uses lithium-iron-phosphate chemistry as it is the safest type of lithium batteries.