It’s no secret that the lift truck battery room might be one of the most crucial places within any warehouse. Without properly-maintained forklift batteries, the warehouse’s entire day-to-day functions are compromised, and efficiency and ergonomics are thus lost.
And if your warehouse’s battery room doesn’t contain much equipment for handling these batteries, it may be time to consider making an important investment toward the success of your warehouse’s operations. The right equipment will not only make your warehouse more efficient — it will also keep personnel safer, drastically reducing the costs of worker compensation and lost productivity time that comes with injury.
Here’s a list of the three pieces of battery room equipment your warehouse needs for improved warehouse efficiency and better forklift battery handling:
Forklift battery wash equipment
Forklift batteries must be regularly washed to ensure optimal battery life and safe operation of forklifts. But when personnel wash these batteries by hand, they become exposed to the highly corrosive chemicals contained within the battery, which are a major health and safety hazard. To bypass these hazards entirely, let battery wash equipment like a wash cabinet do this work instead.
Extracting a battery from its forklift is also dangerous work, as each forklift weighs about two tons. By investing in extracting equipment, forklift batteries can be removed from their forklifts easily — and replaced in the battery safely after being charged, watered and washed.
Forklift battery transfer carriages
Forklift batteries need to be transported around the battery room during the maintenance process — from the washing station to the charging station, and other places. To ensure these batteries are moved around the battery room safely and quickly, the transfer carriage is a necessity.
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