Clean & quiet
12 December 2012
According to Peter Atack, product & technical manager of complete power solutions provider, GNB Industrial Power, when it comes to powering warehouse vehicle fleets, battery power dominates the market and this is likely
"Recent advancements in technology mean batteries are now offering larger capacities and increased operating times," says Atack. "Any advantages that fossil fuels had in terms of operational benefits are rapidly being eroded and are more than outweighed by other financial and environmental benefits of batteries.
"The lack of polluting and contaminating fumes, considerably lower noise outputs, and minimum vibration means a safer and more pleasant working environment for both driver and other staff." He continues: "Battery Management Systems, such as GNB's 2100.net, ensure that a fully charged battery is always available and users are able to use the computer systems to assess the state of their batteries.
This ensures maximum performance from the battery as well as an optimum product life."