Power source for heated clothing

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

GREENE, N.Y. — The Raymond Corporation has unveiled a plug-in power source for heated clothing aboard its lift trucks.

Onboard Easy Attach Power Source is for use in freezer applications and converts battery energy from a reach truck to power heated clothing.

“With the Onboard Easy Attach Power Source for Heated Clothing, reach truck operators can now wear heated-insulated clothing to further increase operator comfort and productivity,” said Susan Comfort, narrow aisle product manager for The Raymond Corporation.

“As an end-to-end intralogistics solutions provider, this power source is another innovative example of Raymond products and services empowering customers to run better and manage smarter.”

The power source has a rocker power switch and a magnetic breakaway connector, allowing operators the freedom to easily disconnect heated clothing from the truck and leave the operator compartment. Through a DC power converter, a 24- or 26-volt battery supply of a reach truck is converted into 12 volts to power the temperature controller switch, which ultimately powers the heated clothing.

The Onboard Easy Attach Power Source for Heated Clothing is now available for use with any of the Raymond 7000 Reach-Fork Truck models, and requires the additional purchase of clothing items.