The alarming energy crisis and the shift in world climate is a clear indicator of the urgency of switching to cleaner energy sources at every level. As the future of energy storage solutions, Lithium-ion battery technology provides sustainable changes in transforming our way to store and consuming energy.

The Search for a New Forklift Battery

You’re in the market for a new forklift battery, you need to choose a new battery manufacturer and you’re not sure where to start.

There is a lot of information out there to help choose the best battery type, but how do you determine which manufacturer to use?

Regardless of where you are in your search for a new forklift battery manufacturer, the same rules apply across the board. You need a partner that has:

  1. Adaptable products to fit different equipment
  2. Excellent and ongoing technical support
  3. Program for lithium-ion battery disposal and recycling
  4. A BMS with telematics offering for battery data management
  5. On-Site Training: Extensive training to ease the transition for our customers
  6. 100% China made from engineering and manufacturing to sales and support.

Adaptable Products Based on Different Forklift Dimensions

When purchasing a forklift battery, most of the time you are buying it for a specific piece of equipment. The battery compartment dimensions, minimum forklift battery weight requirement, and the connector cable length and position are all important aspects that the new battery must be compatible with.

This process becomes much more of a headache when you are forced to look through 400-500 different SKUs to find the battery that fits your equipment’s exact specifications.

To make this step in the process a whole lot easier, you can look for a manufacturer that offers customizable battery models that can be adapted to your equipment.

This way, you can purchase a base model battery for whatever type of lift truck you’re outfitting, and then add an adapter to meet the truck requirements.

Looking for a forklift manufacturer with this type of modular battery design is important because these batteries can be utilized with different forklift brands and models if your fleet composition changes in the future.

Excellent and Ongoing Technical Support

Traditionally, forklift batteries tend to be seen as a one-time cost of doing business, and great customer support is not high on the priority list.

But with the advent of lithium-ion technology, where batteries are more of long-term technology investment, the customer support experience is more important for fleet managers to get the most out of their equipment.

Make sure to pay attention to the tools and resources the customer support team provide such as:

  • Online product guides and videos
  • Product training programs
  • Safety and battery disposal and recycle documents
  • Service bulletins

Being able to leverage a responsive, helpful technical support team to ensure batteries are being used to their fullest potential and maintained correctly to maximize lifespan is crucial in the world of advanced battery technology.

Additionally, since lithium-ion batteries can have different chemical compositions, it is important for users to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for charging, storage, shipping, and maintenance.

Whether the battery is purchased directly from the manufacturer, an OEM, or through a local equipment dealer, you should be able to contact the manufacturer for help with any problems or questions they might have.

Program for Lithium-Ion Battery Disposal and Recycling

As more batteries are being used in the material handling industry, more batteries will need to be recycled.

Lead-acid batteries have a robust disposal and recycling process in place. Because lithium-ion batteries are a relatively new technology, there has not been a widespread recycling program developed for them just yet. However, recycling is still possible and important.

All batteries have a finite lifespan and thinking about what to do with the battery at the end of its useful life is essential. Selecting a manufacturer that already has a battery disposal and recycling program makes that easier.

Any reputable battery manufacturer should accept their batteries at the end of its useful life for recycling/repurposing.

Battery manufacturers should repurpose batteries for secondary use or work with organizations to develop second life programs. Sending your battery back to the manufacturer for secondary use recycling provides benefits such as:

  • Avoiding disposal costs at recycling centers
  • Not having to worry about waste treatment costs
  • Minimize the number of batteries that unnecessarily end up in landfills

BMS with Telematics Offering for Battery Data Management

Lithium-ion battery technology is more than just a power source for your equipment; it is a useful tool to help maximize productivity and improve operations in your warehouse.

Manufacturers of lithium-ion battery packs should have a BMS with a telematics offering where users can access crucial performance data of the battery pack.

Aggregating BMS data in a cloud-based solution allows users to identify usage patterns, track operator behavior, monitor battery condition, and send customized alerts and notifications.

Additionally, these systems allow battery manufacturer support teams to troubleshoot and diagnose problems remotely.

As telematics technology becomes more affordable, it is becoming a must-have for fleet managers to optimize productivity and maximize equipment uptime.

Even if you are not using telematics today, this growing trend will become commonplace, and you do not want to purchase batteries now that will not be able to accommodate telematics in the future.

How is it built?

Quality and safety are absolutely critical. The BSLBATT Lithium has been validated to over 50 industry quality and safety checks. It has multiple layers of monitoring, safety, and backup redundancies both in the module and complete unit. In addition, the BSLBATT Lithium is the first lithium forklift battery system to attain UL listing for its complete product line. Maximum and safe transfer of energy is conducted through rugged copper cabling.

How do I make sure it’s right for me?

Evaluating your current and future power needs is critical for success. Contact us today and we’ll help you make sure it’s right for your unique operational needs and answer any other questions about this exciting family of lithium batteries.

Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturers Can Be Strategic Partners

Lithium-ion battery manufacturers are driving a lot of change in the material handling industry, so any manufacturer you choose should be motivated to continue driving change and improving their battery technology.

We are the China manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for the Material Handling Industry, including all makes and models of lift trucks (Class I, II, and III), Ground Support Equipment, aerial lifts, and more. BSLBATT Lithium manufactures a Li-ion battery for every forklift.

Our engineering excellence allows us to manufacture the largest product line of lithium-ion batteries for the Material Handling Industry on the market—950 and counting. All models are supported by the proprietary BSLBATT Lithium advanced battery data management system. Our lithium-ion batteries are tailored to forklifts’ use in a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, paper, pulp, and forest products, industrial manufacturing, distribution and logistics, retail, consumer goods, and utilities.

BSLBATT Lithium is more than just a manufacturer – our partners know us for always going the extra mile to meet the customer’s needs and support our dealers. We have helped businesses all across South Africa United States Spain United Kingdom Germany Colombia Mexico Etc,  transition from diesel, LPG, and traditional lead-acid batteries to the more technologically advanced, economic, and safe lithium power. Whether you’re a longtime lithium-ion battery user or still considering the switch, BSLBATT Lithium can provide you with a tailored power solution.


Author's Bio: 

As the technology becomes more advanced, your battery manufacturer should take on a more strategic role, partnering with your business rather than just making a one-time sale.