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Electrolyte Circulation System (Airlift System) for Motive Power Batteries

Electrolyte Circulation System (Airlift System) for Motive Power Batteries

Electrolyte Circulation System (Airlift System) The Airlift System is used in order to stir the electrolyte inside the battery cells and prevent the occurrence of electrolyte stratification. The system consists of a thin tube that is inserted to each battery cell and a tubing network that distributes the air to all cells, thus creating a homogeneous electrolyte concentration throughout them.   Key Features of SUNLIGHT’s Airlift System Optimum design High quality materials Suitable installation of tubes in cells for perfect sealing and efficient operation   Why using an Airlift System? The battery can be fully charged in 5,5 to 7 hours, depending on charging technology No significant increase of the cell’s temperature The stratification of the electrolyte is prevented Homogeneous density and temperature is achieved The water consumption is reduced up to 60%, which extends battery’s maintenance period Overcharge coefficient is 70% lower, thus energy consumption is reduced up to 20% Longer cell life cycle is achieved due to the uniform decay of the... read more
FEM – Industrial Trucks Market Development  in Europe (2011)

FEM – Industrial Trucks Market Development in Europe (2011)

In 2011 the European market for industrial trucks experienced another strong upturn with further recovery in demand. Mainly driven by replacement purchases all types of industrial trucks contributed significantly with growth of forklift trucks exceeding warehouse truck growth.   Although the overall picture was positive, the situation was mixed in Europe’s bigger markets. Demand for industrial trucks in Germany, France and UK remained strong with Germany even surpassing  peak market volumes seen before the crisis. In contrast market growth in Italy and Spain remained  static. The positive trend in the eastern European markets continued with Russia as the main driver. Distribution of Industrial trucks over customer industries... read more
World Industrial Truck Statistics (WITS) 2009-2011

World Industrial Truck Statistics (WITS) 2009-2011

The 2012 World Industrial Truck Statistics (WITS) give an overview of figures for 2011, showing a world market growth of over 27%. The main growth came from America, followed by Europe and then Asia, so growth returned to the old world. The distribution over classes was nearly the same as in 2010 so there was no structural change in the world market level.     WITS is a worldwide statistical reporting program tracking Orders and Shipments of Industrial Trucks across the globe. Six trade groups report Monthly and Quarterly Statistics on forklift trucks to produce the WITS Reports: ABIMAQ –Associacao Brasileira de la Maquinas e Equipamentos (Brazil) CITA – China Industrial Truck Association FEM IT – European Federation of Materials Handling (Europe), Product Group Industrial Trucks ITA – Industrial Truck Association (North America) JIVA – Japanese Industrial Vehicles Association KOCEMA – Korean Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association   The following categories are used in the reporting program: Class 1 – Electric Rider Trucks – Counterbalanced Class 2 – Electric Warehouse Rider Trucks Class 3 – Electric Warehouse Pedestrian Trucks Classes 4 and 5 – Internal Combustion Trucks, Cushion and Pneumatic Tires, Counterbalanced     Source: http://www.fem-eur.com/index.php/news/en/nid=167/ ... read more