Lithium-ion forklift batteries provide a wide variety of efficiency advantages that can offer an excellent return on investment. From consistent power delivery, to quicker charging capabilities, exploring lithium-ion forklift battery options can reveal your next steps in improving your operations efficiency.
Why Switch to Lithium-ion?
Consistent Power: Whether you have a single-shift, single-forklift operation, or a large fleet working 24 hours a day, one important factor in delivering results and projecting milestones is consistent power throughout the charge of the battery. Lithium-ion forklift batteries deliver consistent power and battery voltage throughout the full charge.
Faster Charging Speeds: Lithium-ion forklift batteries offer significantly faster-charging speeds and don’t require a charging cooldown. This can help optimize daily productivity or even reduce the number of forklifts needed to complete objectives.
Opportunity Charging: Lithium-ion forklift batteries can be opportunity charged, eliminating the need for battery swaps and unnecessary charging down-time.
Fewer Required Batteries: Lithium-ion forklift batteries can remain in equipment longer where one battery can take the place of three lead-acid batteries in a multi-shift use setting. This helps eliminate the cost and storage space required for additional lead-acid batteries.
Maintenance: Lithium-ion batteries are virtually maintenance-free, requiring none of the watering, equalizing, and cleaning needed in comparison to lead-acid batteries.
Toyota continues to be the leader in energy solutions, being the first manufacturer to offer UL-E and UL-EE certified integration of lithium-ion batteries and forklifts. Toyota currently offers their 3-Wheel and 4-Wheel models with UL-certification, with a long line of planned lithium product to be released.
For further information regarding your move into lithium-ion technology, please contact your local Material Handling Consultant for further details.