Telemetry For Lift Truck Batteries
By Mike Osenga26 February 2019
Yale Materials Handling Corp. has introduced Yale Battery Vision, a wireless battery management solution designed to provide real-time insights to maximize lift truck battery performance and longevity.
Yale Battery Vision, part of the company’s Yale Vision wireless asset management technology program, is designed to address poor management and charging habits for lift truck batteries that can lead to diminished performance, premature replacement and most importantly, unplanned extra costs.
Available as a standalone solution or in conjunction with the full Yale Vision telemetry system for lift truck fleets, Yale Battery Vision provides users with the benefits of a battery management system without requiring investment in a full telemetry system, the company said.
The 24/7 connected solution monitors usage and alerts users of potential battery issues through that transmits data to the cloud-based Yale Vision portal using existing wireless networks, meaning there is no additional monthly fees for access.
The system also monitors electrolytes and reports when levels are low or high to ensure proper watering. A smart charging feature provides data such as state of charge, voltage current and battery temperature for analysis to improve battery care and charging behavior.
Warranty compliance stores data for the life of the battery to provide a documented history for warranty compliance and online access and email alerts keeps users informed of battery status, charge and discharge characteristics, necessary maintenance actions, early issue detection and more
“Yale Vision enables operations to leverage connectivity and the cloud to get the most out of lift truck batteries,” says Kevin Paramore, Yale’s manager, motive power and telematics. “This helps keep costs under control and maximize uptime – critical keys to success as supply chains face increasing pressure to work smarter with what they have.”