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Fronius to present at LogiMAT

11 January 2017

As a process and cost optimisation partner for intralogistics, Fronius will be presenting at LogiMAT 2017 (14th to 16th March, Stuttgart).

The Austrian company has developed from a manufacturer of battery charging systems to become a consultant for all matters regarding the charging of traction and starter batteries. With innovative products, customised complete solutions and an extensive range of services, Fronius delivers savings for its customers.

At LogiMAT, Fronius will also be presenting its Switch Box: a solution that ensures that batteries remain charged, even when they are stored for long periods. The Switch Box can be connected to a Selectiva battery charging system and has connections for up to ten batteries that are charged in one after the other. As soon as every battery has been charged in turn, the cycle is repeated until the batteries are removed. This prevents the harmful sulphation that arises from self-discharge, thereby increasing the service life in the long term. Such a solution will be of particular interest to forklift truck dealers with their own rental fleet or battery dealers who have to store batteries for an extended period of time.

Using the free I-SPoT Calculator, Fronius also provides operators with an overview of the ongoing operating costs associated with their forklift truck systems. By taking different parameters into account, such as the number of weekly charging cycles, electricity price, battery capacities and available charging times, Fronius can calculate potential savings in terms of energy costs and CO2 emissions.

With its Ri charging process, the company has developed the most advanced, efficient and gentlest charging process to date for lead acid batteries. Fronius supports its customers by analysing the current situation and the savings potential from the planning, design and commissioning of the optimum charging infrastructure through to maintenance and repair – always with the goal of sustainably optimising intralogistics processes to reduce costs.

Visitors to LogiMAT can find out about the full range of products offered. Fronius has extended the Selectiva family to include several new models in the 2kW and 3kW power categories. The chargers are designed for traction batteries with voltages of 24 and 48 volts. The innovative Ri charging process reduces overcharging to a minimum, as this causes high energy loss and harmful warming of the batteries. As a result the user benefits from significantly reduced energy consumption and a longer battery life. Hall 8, Stand 8C76/79