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Forklift battery regeneration vs. purchasing a new battery

March 13, 2014
Filed under: Forklift Maintenance & Upkeep, Technology
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Forklift battery regeneration vs. purchasing a new battery

All Forklift batteries begin to sulphate from the day they are manufactured. The normal operation of cycling (charging and discharging) the battery results in more sulphates building up on the plates; this is a result of charging technology not being 100% efficient. Steve Yates; Adaptalift Hyster’s Motive Power Product Specialist has shared some important tips for those considering regenerating a second hand forklift battery or purchasing a new one.

Forklifts vs. Automated Guided Vehicles

July 15, 2013
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Forklifts vs. Automated Guided Vehicles

There is a growing amount of controversy surrounding the use of automated guided vehicles, or AGV’s, within the materials handling industry. While some see AGV’s as a threat to the traditional forklift, many are interested in the potential advantages of their use and the technology that goes into creating them. This blog will compare the advantages of both forklifts and AGV’s.

Alternative Fuel Solutions

November 14, 2012
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Alternative Fuel Solutions

With more alternative fuel and hybrid options emerging it is becoming difficult to keep up with the benefits and challenges each one entails. This blog will examine a number of alternative fuel sources that are making their way into the materials handling industry. 

7 ways Forklifts are Evolving

November 08, 2012
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7 ways Forklifts are Evolving

Over the years, forklifts have been used to perform the same basic function, to move a heavy load, from one place to the other. Even though this function has remained the same, the technology that is used in order to get the job done is constantly evolving. This blog will explore seven significant ways the forklift has evolved in recent years.

RFID VS BARCODES: Advantages and disadvantages comparison.

May 01, 2012
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RFID VS BARCODES: Advantages and disadvantages comparison.

While manufacturers currently employ two forms of automated data collection: barcodes and RFID systems; there is much hype as to whether RFID will end up taking over the barcode.  One data collection method is not essentially better than the other; they do both carry product information however both differ a great amount.

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