Increasing cost pressure, tight timelines and unpredictable order peaks are changing the requirements placed on warehouse equipment and forklifts. Material handling equipment needs to be constantly available whilst also remaining safe and cost-effective to operate at all times. This puts energy systems to the test.
One challenge in electromobility is ensuring that electric forklifts have the same availability as internal combustion engine powered trucks (i.e. gas and diesel). This is where Lithium-ION (Li-ION) technology comes into play. Compared to lead-acid battery technology, Li-ION batteries provide a whole range of advantages for electric forklift and warehouse trucks such as:
When using a forklift truck powered by a Li-ION battery, drivers will find there is no loss of performance — even when the battery has a low charge
Li-ION batteries are maintenance-free and easy to clean, meaning no leaking of hazardous battery gases and acids
Linde Li-ION batteries for forklift trucks and warehouse equipment improve operation and handling. They increase vehicle availability and make operation more economical, safer and sustainable.
Li-ION batteries increase the efficiency of the fleet in operation, as a result from the technological advantages of the energy system. This in turn provides many time and cost saving advantages.
High availability in a warehouse environment ensures smooth and efficient operations. This is one of the main strengths of Linde's Li-ION batteries. Unlike lead-acid batteries, the technology is highly efficient and flexible in terms of charging cycles and frequencies.
Linde's Li-ION technology offers the highest level of driver and vehicle safety. We have developed a comprehensive safety concept for the entire system, and during the development phase, the batteries undergo a rigorous program of stress and crash tests.
Li-ION batteries are highly efficient, state-of-the-art energy systems that protect people and the environment.
At Linde Material Handling, we endeavour to maintain a sustainable approach at every stage of our products' lifecycles — and we are pioneers when it comes to recycling Li-ION batteries in intralogistics.
Despite the long service life of Li-ION batteries, they do reach the end of their performance at some point. When this happens, the batteries can be returned to any Linde network service partner. From there, they are sent to a certified recycling company, with which Linde has set up a comprehensive recycling process. The batteries are disassembled and their components sorted where:
We have a Li-ION energy option available in each of our product ranges. Contact us today to find out how we can improve your energy efficiencies.CONTACT US