One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to lead acid battery maintenance is the water level. Keeping the battery hydrated means that you will have to water your battery regularly.
Our expanding research and development team has brought forward improvements to the design of the valve and the system, making it, even more, cost-effective.
But, nearly half of all flooded lead acid batteries don’t achieve even half of their expected life. Poor management, no monitoring and a lack of both proactive and reactive maintenance can kill a battery in less than 18 months. This can drastically affect the performance of a battery room. However, there are numerous ways to improve and maximize the number of cycles a typical battery will achieve.
the energy efficiency of using a hydrogen fuel cell in a forklift truck isn’t great, in fact it’s really quite poor. The infrastructure required in even getting the fuel cell to the truck is truly inefficient and by the time it gets to the truck, the energy output is 25% as efficient as “traditional” lead-acid batteries.
With a plethora of choices available on how to store energy, one of the most important factors to consider in uncertainty, is cost. With the sales line having peaks and valleys over the past few months, having a clear understanding of the true cost of purchasing, charging and using batteries is one clear path we can take to make the right decision.
It doesn’t look like the increased demand for online retail will subside anytime soon. According to Adobe Analytics, total online purchases across the US for June were up 76 percent compared to last year, totaling $73.2 billion for the month.
There is one aspect of the warehouse directly affected by the increased demands that feature editor Simpson doesn’t mention and that’s the battery room. An increased demand for products means an increase in work time for forklift trucks and the lead-acid batteries that power them.
Usually, tucked away in the corner of the warehouse, the battery room is actually the heart of the operation. You might think that it is a bit of an exaggeration but if there are no batteries, there are no forklifts and if there are no forklifts, well, everything comes to a standstill.
The original estimate was a reduction of 400 reams of paper, equating to around 200,000 pieces a year. A year later, we have shattered that estimation by nearly doubling the reduction saving over 360,000 pieces of paper.
Many of our OEM partners provide critical infrastructure equipment to the supply chain. This equipment is crucial to move products such as food, medical, and pharmaceutical supplies and they have requested that we stay open for business.
As promised, we said we would update you of any significant changes in our business due to COVID-19. At 5pm EST today, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf ordered that all “non-life-sustaining” businesses in our state must close their physical locations today.
With the spread of COVID-19, we find ourselves in a time of global uncertainty. Our hearts go out to everyone impacted. We want to share that we are taking proactive steps to protect our employees and customers and continue our operations safely in accordance with State and National guidelines.
Philadelphia Scientific will retain its booth space at MODEX 2020 in support of MHI, MODEX and the overall industry in this difficult time.
Tesla, the cutting-edge tech giant, and champion of Li-Ion batteries are looking into the feasibility of using lead batteries to help support their electric vehicle charge point network.
The iBOS Charger-Splitter makes it possible to maximize charger capacity while halving the number of chargers you need and halving the cost.
As our entry level electrolyte indicator, it’s a quick and easy way to tell if a battery needs water. With a simple on-off indication and a fast, easy install the BasicBlinky is a perfect low-cost indicator.
Knowing when to fill lead-acid batteries with water can be a big issue. Philadelphia Scientific's Blinky range is vital in stopping unnecessary watering of batteries, as well as preventing battery dry out.
If Philadelphia Scientific are the benchmark that other people should strive to achieve at the exhibition, then Modex 2020 is definitely going to be Powered by Possibilities. With that much buzz and excitement going on in the hall the sparks will definitely be flying.
While the paper used to print instructions is sustainably sourced, there is only one way to make sure that it doesn’t end up in a landfill, and that is not to use any at all!
The new Stealth Barbed Watering System has the same standard body type as the push-fit but now comes with an easy to install barbed fitting.
The enhancements made to the Stealth Barbed Watering System shows that Philadelphia Scientific is not only developing new products but making improvements to existing ones, providing the industry with greater flexibility.
More often than not, a water supply isn’t in an easy to reach position, which is an expensive or impractical problem to solve, meaning that operators have to go out of their way to water the batteries. The HydroFill Pro solves that.
A sneak peek at what is going on behind the scenes every day at Philadelphia Scientific UK.
Over 45,000 visitors from around the world visited Chicago's McCormick Place last week for ProMat 2019.
On April 8-11, manufacturing industry leaders, consumers and innovators will converge in Chicago’s McCormick Place to showcase the latest manufacturing distribution and supply chain equipment and systems.
Philadelphia Scientific is a proud sponsor of a local high school's robotics team, The Gearaffes, who have recently found success in their month of competitions.
On the 19th February 2019, intralogistics industry leaders, consumers and innovators converged in Stuttgart, Germany to showcase the latest equipment and systems at LogiMat, the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe.
The Lead-Acid battery goes through a cycle that has three main parts; construction, discharging and charging. Read more to see an infographic showing what happens in each part of the cycle.
Everything is smart these days; smartphones, smart cars and smart appliances, and these devices are becoming commonplace. Just look around your own home! They’re examples of smart technologies and come under the term ‘the Internet of Things’.
Lead-acid batteries are also 100% recyclable, with more than 98% of lead-acid batteries recycled, compared to the 97% of Li-Ion batteries NOT recycled.
The 300-gallon mobile water supply is the ideal watering solution for fast and opportunity charging applications and is the industry’s largest capacity water tank
All lead-acid batteries consist of flat lead plates immersed in a pool of electrolyte. We need to top up the battery regularly as some of this water is lost during the recharge cycle. Keeping the battery topped up will ensure that the plates are not irreparably damaged in the water level dips below the top of the plate. The second step and most important part of this maintenance process is using the correct water.
Philadelphia Scientific, The Lean Battery Room Experts™, has introduced SmartBlinky Pro™, a battery watering monitor that features the industry’s brightest, most visible electrolyte indicator and which also issues an audible alarm to alert personnel that electrolyte levels are low.
The battery room, the beating heart of a forklift fleet, should probably take a look at its cholesterol levels. In recent years, the performance and market share of electric forklifts has risen in step with battery prices, creating symptoms that prompted many to schedule battery management checkups.
“We have seen battery rooms reduce their battery fleet by 30% when they use the data from the systems that proves they are not running out of batteries,” Vanasse says. “It’s no longer guesswork, which usually errs on the side of having too many batteries.”
You know you need performance data to properly manage your battery room. As the saying goes, "If you're not measuring it, you're not managing it." But, what information do you need — and how do you obtain it?
Philadelphia Scientific Introduces iBOS® Charger-Splitter, a Tool that Enables Battery Rooms to Eliminate the Use of Half Their Chargers - Charger-Splitter is used in tandem with the iBOS® battery room management system.
Philadelphia Scientific's Battery Tracker records battery run times and lift truck deadman hours more quickly and accurately than hand-writing - and for less money than truck-based tracking systems. To learn more about the benefits of this Lean Battery Room tool
New LEDs are 2 to 8 times brighter than the previous models; installation “forgiveness zone” reduces the potential for damaging monitors during installation.
Barcode scanner is an add-on to the iBOS® battery room management system making forklift battery management even more comprehensive.
iBOS Lite simplifies battery selection, reduces the time spent changing batteries and increases battery run time and battery life.
The Philadelphia Scientific forklift battery management tools reduce waste, save money and increase productivity through battery room data and time-saving maintenance products.
The updated model of this portable water supply includes a retractable cord reel and streamlined design.
The world’s best selling watering gun is now faster and more durable thanks to a range of improvements made by our in-house product development team
The new snap-fit valve base for all Philadelphia Scientific Water Injector Systems™ enables fast installation, saving time and money.
Philadelphia Scientific Improves Water Injector Spider System™ for Faster, Easier InstallationSpider System uses water Injector technology to quickly fill batteries. Injector valves are now easier to install, saving time and money.
New battery cool-down time graph provides information that is critical to managing battery availability and battery room efficiency; other enhancements help managers summarize key battery and charger data.
The Changer-Mounted Water Supply Product offers the convenience of a water supply when retrieving charged batteries that don’t have sufficient water.
Philadelphia Scientific Offers Free Information on the Benefits of Using Deionized Water in Industrial BatteriesLeading manufacturer of industrial battery accessories offers two technical brochures: “Water Deionizer System™” and “How Do Water ...