Charging a forklift battery has always been time-consuming. In the midst of operations, the forklift must be taken to the charging room for a battery change. The long lead time for charging a standard lead battery usually means two batteries are needed – on to use when the other is being charged. Now, the efficient lithium-ion batteries solve this. Charging stations are set up near the parking area for the forklifts. Charging can easily be done during a tea or lunch break and one charge is commonly sufficient for the entire day.
Lithium batteries are more expensive than common lead batteries. However, the lifespan is considerably longer. Normally, you may need to replace a lithium-ion battery once during the life of a forklift. Savings from the longevity of the battery, from a more efficient organisation and from reduced transit times and the absence of charging rooms mean the investment is repaid within approximately 1-3 years.
Alelion’s lithium-ion batteries can store large quantities of energy due to their high energy density, which is double that of traditional lead batteries for forklifts. The weight is much less as there is no lead in a lithium-ion battery, which is another advantage, as we do not expose the environment to hazardous lead. The lower weight can be compensated by other means. Forklift manufacturers today are constructing forklifts that are intended for use with lithium-ion batteries.
One of the most important things for a truck driver is to ensure the truck has enough power to last the whole day. This planning is made significantly easier with Alelion's lithium-ion batteries. The electronics communicate with you constantly and you don’t have to worry about the battery power being sufficient. The instruments provide you with continuous information and makes planning easy. At Alelion we build control units that take all your requirements into account.