Lithium Ion Batteries are a mega trend in the material handling industry. Li-Ion batteries provide many advantages: More power, extreme short charging times and maintenance free operation. How does EP Equipment ensure safety and a long lifetime for their Lithium Ion Batteries? EP Equipment li-ion batteries are produced in our own factory and equipped with our own in-house developed BMS – Battery Management System to ensure the longest life time of the battery and safe operation. In this article we will explain the importance of a BMS for the Battery and Truck:
An important part of the lithium-ion technology is the battery management system. Why?
The task of the BMS is monitoring the condition of the battery and controlling input- and output currency with the truck and charger.
We all heard stories about li-ion batteries catching fire. The cause is overheating, mostly while charging. A good charger is not enough to prevent this. The BMS communicates with the battery, with the truck and with the charger and continuously monitors the temperature. The BMS kicks in when the temperature is out of range.
The lifetime of a li-ion battery strongly depends on its operating conditions. Too hot or too cold reduces the life time of the battery. The BMS therefore prevents the battery from overheating during usage. And the BMS does more: Charging is optimized and charging and discharging cycles are stored in its memory. To use the full potential of li-ion technology,
EP Equipment designs its trucks around the possibilities of the batteries. According to the company design philosophy of simple, compact and efficient trucks. The EPT 12EZ is last year’s most bought li-ion truck in the world. The in-house development and production of our trucks, batteries and battery controllers, ensures a reliable and consistent quality and a safe and efficient operation.
When looking for a new, Li-Ion electric pallet truck, always make sure you ask for the BMS system. And if you want to be on the safe side, buy an EP Equipment Lithium Ion pallet truck!