GREENVILLE, N.C. (July 18, 2016) – Industrial forklift batteries are an expensive investment. Although they eventually need replacement even in ideal conditions, deep discharge, overcharging, undercharging and poor maintenance practices can contribute to premature failure. Yale Battery Vision is a new battery management solution that provides valuable insights to improve battery care and life.
Using Powered by PosiCharge™ technology, Yale Battery Vision monitors battery health and usage to help facilitate proper maintenance and warranty compliance tracking. Installed in as little as 20 minutes, this innovative, low-profile device employs cellular communications to deliver actionable, real-time data on key performance metrics like state-of-charge, water levels, voltage current and temperature. Email notifications quickly alert fleet managers to potential battery issues that may affect equipment performance and uptime.
In addition to 24/7 monitoring, Yale Battery Vision is supported by PosiNET® back-office data management software that offers extensive reporting capabilities and data analysis tools. Detailed daily tracking reports, weekly exception reports and lifetime statistical analysis provide easy visibility to battery health across the entire fleet, helping identify potential issues before they become larger problems and simplifying warranty compliance.
Successful businesses turn to data-driven intelligence to guide decisions that improve efficiency and protect the bottom line. For lift truck fleets, devices like Yale Battery Vision can produce a wealth of relevant data insights for quick conversion into actionable business intelligence, allowing fleet managers to make timely, informed decisions. This application helps eliminate potential battery-related downtime and refine internal battery maintenance procedures that can maximize battery life and reduce costs.
"From missed shipments to unplanned downtime, the cost of operational blind spots is high," according to Steven LaFevers, Director of Aftermarket Solutions for Yale. "As such, poor operational visibility is no longer an option. With simple but powerful devices like Yale Battery Vision, fleet managers can take advantage of full visibility into every aspect of their operation and make informed decisions to maximize profitability, productivity and operator safety."
About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 5,300 people world-wide.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation