READING, Pennsylvania, October 3, 2017 – EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, is providing extensive on-site battery fleet assessments for large-scale material handling operations. The fleet-wide evaluations help large companies identify and document their battery usage and maintenance patterns to determine battery-operating costs and uncover money-saving opportunities. The assessments are extremely comprehensive, employing a mix of wireless monitoring units on each battery, proprietary efficiency management analytics software, several weeks of data collection and deep analysis by industry experts.
The evaluations were developed to help large-scale battery users improve battery operations with new and emerging technologies. As Steve Ache, director of new accounts development at EnerSys explains, “Our on-site assessments utilize state-of-the-art EnerSys battery monitoring and management tools so that customers can identify where they are and where they need to go to optimize battery fleet productivity and value. The program is yet another example of how EnerSys is ‘The Power Authority’ for industrial battery solutions.”
The assessments were developed to overcome the inherent drawbacks of single-visit battery surveys. Chief among them is that on any given day, about one-third of a material handling battery fleet is being recharged and unavailable for analysis. Instead, the EnerSys evaluations are conducted over several weeks, a period during which battery operating data is captured with an EnerSys Wi-iQ® battery device installed on every battery in the fleet. The device monitors a range of data, including Amp Hours (AH) charged/discharged, battery health, temperature and voltage. The data streams to the XINX™ Efficiency Management Portal, a universal, cloud-based battery optimization program that quantifies every aspect of the operation. The process yields measureable results that can help companies develop strategies to cut costs and increase productivity for forklift fleets with 50 or more batteries.
Once the assessments are complete, EnerSys representatives share the results with the customer, which include battery fleet optimization plans based on specific facility demands. Currently, the on-site evaluations are available for companies with material handling battery fleets that exceed 50 batteries. EnerSys also offers the XINX™ program for continuous operations improvement beyond the initial evaluation.
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EnerSys, a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility and transportation industries, and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.