Fronius Perfect Charging – the charging specialists for traction batteries – will be presenting its extensive range of products and services from 23-27 April at CeMAT 2018 in Hanover. From energy-efficient and gentle battery charging systems to alternative drive technologies, plus charging rooms and stations equipped in line with the prevailing standards: visitors to CeMAT 2018 will find the solutions they need to sustainably optimise their intralogistics operating costs on Stand L09 in Hall 26.
Whether you have lead batteries, lithium-ion batteries or fuel cells: Fronius advises and supports operators of forklift trucks to find the most cost-effective drive technology for their fleet, and to implement bespoke complete systems. Fronius is an international enterprise based in Austria, and the technology leader in the charging of traction and starter batteries. The company will be presenting its extensive range of products, consultancy and support services at CeMAT. Visitors to the Fronius stand will not only be able to discover the pros and cons of various drive technologies but will also find an expert partner in topical matters such as energy-efficiency legislation, Green Logistics, or rapid and opportunity charging.
Among the products on display will be the battery charging systems of the Selectiva family. Incorporating the Ri charging process, these chargers from Fronius offer the most advanced, most efficient and most gentle charging process for lead-acid batteries on the market today. The charging characteristic adapts itself to the age, capacity, and condition of the battery, which reduces both energy losses and harmful warming of the battery. Users are thus able to benefit from much lower power consumption figures and an extension to the service life of their batteries. The Selectiva chargers are also compatible with lithium-ion batteries.
Fronius helps forklift truck dealers provide the most cost-effective and user-friendly configuration of rental forklift fleets. The Selectiva chargers are flexible enough to allow batteries to be charged to varying voltages and capacities. Among the benefits to rental fleet operators and their customers are simple and standardised operation, low weight, a small footprint and low operating costs. Other features, such as the web-based evaluation of charging cycles and a rugged transport box, help prevent incorrect operation and damage, thus significantly extending the service life of the batteries and chargers.
Fronius has developed the I-SPoT Viewer visualisation tool to provide a clear overview of all charging data. The Viewer provides a graphical representation of the battery charging cycles and enables errors, such as incorrect settings on the devices or battery defects, to be easily identified and rectified. By way of contrast, the “Cool Battery Guide Easy” information and management system enables optimum utilisation of the battery pool. A control unit, in conjunction with an LED strip on every charger, intuitively guides the user to the battery that has been fully charged the longest, thus ensuring that all the batteries are used with the same frequency and have sufficient time to cool down.
Fronius is a complete supplier and therefore offers its customers a range of services. These extend from an analysis of the current situation and the savings potential through the planning, design and commissioning of the optimum charging infrastructure to service and maintenance. The company’s overriding objective is to optimise intralogistics processes in a sustainable manner and hence to reduce costs. Its range covers much more than just battery charging systems, customised accessories such as installation modules and battery changing systems are also available.