Forklifts are essential material handling equipment. When they are working correctly, they can boost the productivity and efficiency of the business. The equipment works on Industrial Batteries. To ensure that the forklift is working properly, it is essential to understand how it works. The batteries play a crucial role. Hence, it is important to understand the batteries. For the forklift to keep functioning smoothly it needs to undergo timely maintenance checks. We are here to tell you all about forklift batteries.
What is the forklift battery made of?
The forklift battery case is made of individual cells, battery bars and battery cables. All the cells are small and individual batteries that are self-contained. Each cell has a set of lead plates that have sulfuric acid. The cell is then packed tightly. To complete the circuit, all the individual cells are connected together with the help of battery bars. The cables are used for carrying the amperage which is generated by the battery.
Can you use a used forklift battery to power the forklift?
A forklift can be easily powered by a used battery. The used batteries that are sold undergo different levels of rigorous testing and maintenance processes before they can be sold. All the used batteries undergo a restoration process. To restore the battery, they are equalized, cleaned and refilled. This helps to ensure that the battery performs its best.
Is it possible to rent the battery and charger?
Buying a forklift is an expensive endeavour. So is purchasing the battery and the charger. If you want, you can consider renting the battery and charger. They can be rented together or separately. The price of renting is dependent on the battery’s weight and the blueprint of the charger.
What is a forklift changer?
It is a mechanical device that enables the safe removal and installation of forklift batteries. They are available in various weights. The different type of changer is dependent on weight. Some of the changers have wheels so that they can be easily moved. Others can be operated with the help of a powered equipment piece. The heaviest changer is usually fixed to one place. When the battery needs to be changed, the forklift would need to be driven to the changer.
Are there any safety items you should keep close to the forklift batteries?
When working with forklift batteries, it is essential to be safe. You should keep some safety items close by at such a time. Baking soda, acid-neutralizing solution, masks, gloves, proper eyewear and eyewash are just some items you should keep close.
What are some of the potential hazards associated with forklift batteries?
One has to be careful while working with the batteries. The batteries could lead to hydrogen gas fires. If there is a sulfuric acid leak, it can cause eye and skin burns. There is also a risk of getting a high rate of electric shock. As the battery is extremely heavy, one should be careful as it can cause injuries.