18 April 2013
White goods home delivery company, Expert Logistics, has selected advanced Hawker batteries, chargers and management systems from EnerSys for the lift trucks at its new national distribution centre in Crewe.
The solution devised by EnerSys supports arduous round-the-clock operations while offering performance, simplicity and energy efficiency.
The site is large and a key consideration was to ensure the batteries provided enough power to support shift-long performance.
EnerSys proposed its Hawker Perfect Plus range of advanced batteries which incorporate the Hawker Electrolyte Circulation System. This introduces an airflow into the battery which dissipates heat and moves the electrolyte continuously during charging so that it maintains a uniform specific gravity. The plates inside the battery are consequently charged more evenly and efficiently with no need for over-charging which would lead to increased gassing.
Improved efficiency and presence of the airflow helps to reduce battery temperatures by as much as 10˚C and charging times can be up to 30% shorter.