Surat based Lithium-Ion Batteries manufacturer, WAAREE ESS Pvt. Ltd has recently designed, developed, and supplied a high capacity 23KWhr lithium battery for 3 Ton forklift applications of ACE Ltd (Action Construction Equipment Ltd). These forklifts outfitted with WAAREE lithium batteries have now been deployed at Chennai airport and operating for 12 hrs per day.
The entire operation is through IoT enabled Smart battery management systems with CAN Bus Communication, which has also added to the operating life of the system. Waaree claims that the long lifecycles of WAAREE ESS lithium batteries have increased the daily duty hours of the forklifts as compared to the conventional lead-acid batteries bringing in more value for the money spent.
In a statement, Mr. Shiv Nath, MD of WAAREE ESS Pvt. Ltd, stated, “WAAREE is leading the transition to the state-of-the-art smart Lithium-Ion systems. We are very excited about this initiative of ours to transform the energy storage for mobility into a smart IoT enabled system with cutting edge technology features for high reliability, safety at a competitive cost. We believe in delighting customers with high productivity and flexibility in operations our offerings bring about.”
“In our pursuit to offer world-class products with contemporary technology, we are happy to introduce our Li-Ion battery-powered forklifts to our valued customers. The technology offers virtually maintenance-free batteries, a rapid charging/opportunity charging feature, offers longer working cycles and charging during free time to give maximum productivity. Also, it helps avoid the hassles of frequent change of batteries for longer operating cycles. This is relatively a clean and user-friendly technology. We are proud to announce that ACE has bagged the prestigious single largest order of 28 nos. 3T capacity Li-ion battery forklifts with 5 years maintenance contract from Airport Cargo, Chennai,” said Mr. Chetan Gole, Vice President of M/S ACE Ltd.
He further added, “At ACE, we are committed to offering quality products with prompt and efficient services. It is indeed a proud moment for us as ACE is the first indigenous manufacturer to develop this advanced technology product for commercial/industrial use under our ‘Make in India’ initiatives. ACE remains committed to continually develop and supply customer-friendly and environment friendly technology products within and outside the country and make the nation proud.”
WAAREE ESS lithium batteries have a higher energy density, it has also helped in reducing the weight of forklifts, in turn improving the operational energy efficiency of the entire system. The advanced IoT Battery Management System of WAAREE ESS, with “on the Air” features has helped to dynamically manage the battery parameters and life management which are not possible with the conventional lead-acid technology.