Next gen lithium-ion batteries

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

GREENE, N.Y. — The Raymond Corporation’s next generation of lithium-ion batteries – Energy Essentials – deliver fast-charging power solutions in a denser footprint.

This new offering supports the entire Raymond family of forklifts, ranging from pallet jacks to Swing-Reach trucks.

Raymond’s NMC chemistry lithium-ion batteries offer a higher energy density in a smaller footprint for increased runtime between charges. It is the only UL-listed lift truck battery with this chemistry available on the market.

The batteries offer high-density power with more energy in less space, allowing for future truck developments with smaller battery compartments, giving forklifts access to tighter spaces and narrower aisles, leading to increased pallet positions and throughput.

A 1,056-ampere-hour battery can fit inside an 18-inch battery compartment. The batteries have the capacity to charge 500 amps on a single connector.

Active cell balancing and thermal control allow undiminished performance in rigorous applications, including cold storage environments.

A completely sealed battery design eliminates the traditional watering, equalizing and cleaning, and additional battery maintenance requirements.

The batteries have five-year 6,000-cycle warranty coverage.

“Energy Essentials distributed by Raymond enables complete and unique integration between the truck and battery, giving full visibility to operational data elements that include state-of-charge and fault codes,” said Jennifer de Souza, senior director of energy solutions, procurement and leasing for The Raymond Corporation.