The share of electric forklift trucks in logistics is constantly growing. Currently, about one in five forklifts worldwide is electrically powered. There are different charging and changing stations for electric forklifts. They all share in common that the driver can easily and intuitively change the batteries and it takes only a short time.
Battery-powered electric vehicles, used in industry in energy-intensive or multi-shift operations, must be resupplied with power quickly and reliably after their period of service.
For this process, which in certain circumstances may occur several times a day, there are a number of options. Either the electric vehicle is connected to a charger and is therefore out of service for hours, or the heavy batteries must be changed over using a crane, a manually operated changeover truck, or a fully-automated, powered battery changeover unit.
Solutions for changing forklift truck batteries
Our battery handling units and systems are compatible with virtually all types of industrial truck and vehicle fleet sizes. In selecting the optimal changing system we take into account not only the number of batteries required, their size and the vehicle type involved, but also the space available (for optimal utilisation).
All our solutions make possible a cost-effective battery handling, since no additional personnel are needed for the changing process. At the same time the battery changing takes place with no or only minimal exertion of force.
Manual battery handling units for battery changing in the charging station
The trak | xchange TU system is suitable for 12V and 24V batteries and has been specially designed for powered pallet trucks and low level order pickers with roller bed extraction. The trolleys are fitted with a double rollerbed for quick battery changing. A locking device ensures safe transit of the battery. trak | xchange TU incorporates a system to overcome tyreware offering height and tilt adjustment.
Video: HOPPECKE trak® Xchange TU The trak | xchange MU system is appropriate to users with up to 10 batteries in operation and suitable for batteries up to 750 kg when used with a hand pallet truck or up to 2,500 kg when used with a powered power truck. Both truck types offer adjustable lifting which makes the system suitable for all kind of trucks equipped with roller bed extraction. The manual changing unit incorporates gearing which minimises the physical efforts when moving and replacing batteries. A locking device also ensures safe transit of the battery.
Video: HOPPECKE trak® Xchange MU
Powered battery handling unit for battery changes in the battery room
The trak | xchange PU system is appropriate to users with 10 to 20 batteries in operation and for batteries up to 2,500 kg. The attachment is mounted to a powered pallet truck with adjustable lifting which makes the system suitable for all kind of trucks equipped with roller bed extraction. The magnetic or vacuum extraction head provides reliable, powerful und consistent battery attachment during the complete battery changing. The vacuum option allows operation with plastic or plastic coated batteries. A locking device ensures safe transit of the battery.
Video: HOPPECKE trak® Xchange PU
Mobile turnkey charging station trak | systemizer powercube
Our trak | systemizer powercube is a turnkey solution for charging and changing of traction batteries. The powercube is a completely mobile charging station with integrated ventilation system, heater, lighting as well as other special features. These characteristics allow you the positioning of your charging station both inside and outside. The energy supply of your truck fleet is from now on ensured centrally and locally.
Video: HOPPECKE powercube inserting batteries
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