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Spotlight on ... batteries and chargers
Here are some recent product announcements that have crossed our editors' desks.
GTS launches battery service to avoid mid-shift power failures
Batteries-as-a-Service targets mobile devices including barcode scanners, two-way radios, portable printers.
Lithium Werks merges with battery maker Super B Lithium Power
Dutch firms plan $116 million R&D center in the Netherlands to study industrial power cells.
Start me up: Opportunity charging or fast charging?
Both methods are designed to get DC equipment up and running faster—and keep it running longer—than with conventional charging. So which is best for your operation?
Lithium Werks and Exro Technologies team up on battery efficiency
Collaboration could create better lithium-ion batteries for material handling industry and other sectors, firms say.
Battery academy set to open this fall
Power systems specialist launches training school.
EnerSys adds models to line of lift truck batteries
Fast-charging batteries can drive counterbalance trucks, reach trucks, pallet trucks, and AGVs, firm says.
A battery revolution?
Lithium-ion batteries may be on the verge of a breakthrough in the material handling market, as prices inch down and warehouse and DC managers seek lower-maintenance, higher-productivity solutions.
Volvo takes delivery of Kion forklifts for US factory operations
Company says this will be the first complete lithium-ion powered forklift fleet to support automotive manufacturing in North America.

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