The mobile charging stations for industrial batteries are a reliable, economical and environmentally friendly alternative for the efficient management of a company's forklift trucks fleet.
A number of relevant advantages arise from the implementation of such an energy solution:
- low manufacturing costs compared to a fixed (conventional) station built indoors
- production space savings due to the siting outdoors
- automation of the charging process and permanent monitoring of all operating parameters
- high operational reliability and efficiency
- environmental protection
- low servicing costs due to remote monitoring and preventive maintenance
- Bluetooth communication systems with devices fitted on batteries
- sensors for temperature, smoke, hydrogen sulphide, pressure and humidity.
The Hoppecke industrial batteries fitted on Linde electric forklifts, supplied in Romania by Elmas, are equipped with systems for the automatic scanning of the energy storage capacity of the battery, referred to as track | collect. This system scans and monitors the following parameters every 45 minutes or during the charging of the battery: voltage, charging status, charging current and temperature.
All this data is stored for one month in the internal memory of the module installed on each battery. The information is automatically downloaded to the PC of the Elmas mobile battery charging station during each traction battery charging. The mobile station computer is equipped with a Bluetooth module for communication with the track | collect modules of the batteries and with a secure VPN connection module for communication with the Elmas Call Centre. All battery data is automatically downloaded and stored in a MySQL database generated on the Elmas secure servers.
A web application enables easy access for the charging station manufacturer as well as for the end users. This custom application allows access to more information: selecting the battery series (code) and viewing the charging over time, the electrolyte level over a set period, possible premature wear or even the need for urgent interventions (e.g. for battery regeneration).
Thanks to this system of remote monitoring of the parameters of the mobile charging station, the local intervention of the service technician is avoided, the operating state is known in real time, the evolution of the operating parameters is analysed, all leading to a significant extension of the life of the traction batteries charged.