Recycling firm revamps truck charging
11 July 2018
Kras Recycling relies on electrically-powered forklift trucks – and on the energy-efficient charging technology from Fronius.
The Selectiva devices with the Ri charging process significantly reduce both energy consumption and CO2 emissions, while simultaneously extending the service life of the batteries.
With previous solutions, the charging technology gave rise to recurring problems, with the water consumption in particular being huge and resulting in high costs. This is because a water-acid mixture is required for the chemical reaction that is used to charge the battery. When charging the battery, the water evaporates and must therefore be topped up at regular intervals. Then Kras discovered the battery charging technology from Fronius. “The devices operate flawlessly and reduce the water consumption. We were impressed from the very beginning,” states Kras.