TROY, OH, April 8, 2019 - AMETEK Prestolite Power, a leader in industrial battery charging and fleet management solutions, today began shipping the AMETEK Insight, its first cloud-based software that can remotely monitor battery performance for an entire lift truck fleet. With Insight, users can closely monitor battery performance, change settings for charge and update both software and firmware remotely.
Based on technological advances implemented by AMETEK engineers and input from warehouse operation customers, the cloud-based software system is designed to overcome one of today's biggest warehouse challenges: keeping forklift fleets at optimal performance, according to Jeff Harrison, business manager for AMETEK Prestolite Power.
"AMETEK Insight, which we announced for BETA testing last year, allows warehouse operators to monitor battery and charger usage remotely 24/7, eliminating the time-consuming task of on-site monitoring," said Harrison. "We're always seeking ways to increase productivity while improving battery life and cutting operational costs. This system meets those goals."
How it works: using Prestolite's Wireless Battery Identification Devices (WBID) for fleet management, the continuous stream of automated data is transmitted wirelessly to a single data point, from which that data is available for download to multiple units simultaneously. This provides the data necessary to monitor the health and productivity of a customer's fleet as well as detect potential problems before they become catastrophic failures, ultimately eliminating workplace downtime, expensive repairs, replacements or other inefficiencies.
The system also provides customized reports with advanced analytics, allowing customers to make more accurate predictions of battery life.
About AMETEK Prestolite Power
AMETEK Prestolite Power offers the industry's broadest range of industrial motive power chargers and is the only industrial battery charger provider able to custom tailor a system that combines the full range of conventional, opportunity and rapid charging solutions. The company is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. For more information, please visit: www.prestolitepower.com.
Company: AMETEK Prestolite Power
Company URL: http://www.prestolitepower.com