NEW BREMEN, Ohio – Crown Equipment Corporation has unvelied its integrated V-ForceLithium-Ion Energy Storage System (ESS) for forklift users considering alternative energy sources.
The new battery system will initially be available for theCrown WP Series pallet truck, and will be available for Crown’s complete line of forklifts by the end of 2019.
The components of the V-Force Lithium-Ion ESS include a UL Listed lithium-ion battery pack, a compatible V-Force UL Listed charger and a fully integrated battery management system to extend battery life by preventing operation outside of warrantied conditions.
Using the truck display, the system shows battery discharge levels and alerts the operator through an early warning system before truck operation is stopped.
Lithium-ion batteries can be opportunity charged during operator breaks without adversely affecting battery life, which can contribute to longer run times and remove the need for battery changing. They do not emit gas during charging and do not require special battery rooms.
Lithium-ion batteries are also maintenance free, which eliminates the need for battery watering.
All V-Force Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Systems will be sold and supported by Crown’s global retail network as part of Crown’s complete material handling solutions.