Exide Launches lithium material handling battery & fleet management software
Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has unveiled its new GNB Sonnenschein Lithium Material Handling Battery, which was developed to meet the challenges of the modern warehouse environment. It has also introduced its new cloud-based fleet management software, GNB Fleet, which optimises fleet uptime, maximises efficiency and reduces total cost of ownership.
Exide’s new Sonnenschein Lithium Material Handling Battery is specially designed to minimise total cost of ownership in material handling applications. Switching from a lead battery to the Material Handling Battery on an average-sized fleet of 25 forklifts may yield savings of up to almost £1 million over the batteries’ lifetime. GNB’s retrofitting communicator allows all information to be presented via the truck’s on-board display without any additional external instruments. The battery offers exceptional electrical performance and advanced safety features.
Exide’s new GNB Fleet cloud-based software provides real-time data on all batteries connected to its chargers. Simple, traffic-light-style reports enable energy consumption and productivity to be optimised. The software also notifies users immediately of any issues in the fleet using state-of-health information, allowing corrective action to be taken before uptime is affected. Preventative maintenance can also be scheduled automatically.
“The new Sonnenschein Lithium Material Handling Battery allows businesses to make significant savings, improve efficiency and leverage the existing on-board display,” says Magnus Ohlsson, business director, GNB Motive Power. “We provide the right combination of high-performance battery, charger technology, fleet management and professional service to minimise total cost of ownership for your business.”