GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies, will showcase its extensive range of batteries at this year’s Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution (TCS&D) Exhibition on the 14th and 15th of September 2011. As well as promoting their latest products, representatives from GNB will be on hand to provide help and advice on operating Motive Power batteries in low temperatures.
"When a battery-electric truck is operating in low temperatures, the battery’s electrolyte temperature falls and its available capacity decreases," explains Peter Atack, Product Support Manager at GNB Industrial Power.
"At temperatures below 0°C, loss of available capacity is accelerated even further, which is detrimental to productivity. Here at the TCS&D Exhibition, we hope to provide companies with the help and knowledge they need to operate efficiently even at the lowest of temperatures," adds Peter.
On its stand G15, GNB Industrial Power will be displaying a number of products including its Classic™ lead-acid battery, which is ideally suited to working in cold stores due to its robustness and reliability. It’s long cycle life and high energy density make it the ideal means of storing energy for all warehousing applications.
The Aquajet Plus will also be on show alongside the Classic™. Specifically developed for use in cold conditions, the Aquajet Plus has a rugged construction with watertight seals and is able to fill an average battery in just 15 seconds. It is available in an 80 litre capacity, as well as a 30 litre capacity for smaller fleet users. In addition, GNB will be unveiling its latest offering, Tensor™, a new high performance and energy efficient battery, that uses proven copper stretched metal technology and offers extended running times as well as an improved operational life.
"Apart from the ambient temperature, there are other factors that can affect the battery’s capacity in low temperatures," said Peter. "These can include the temperature of the electrolyte when the truck enters the cold store; the period of the truck’s working shift; the activity of the truck in the cold store; and whether the battery’s container is thermally insulated.
"All of these factors need to be taken in to consideration when choosing a battery for cold store use. At the GNB Industrial Power stand we will be providing a consultative service to help advise visitors on the best possible battery and charger "fit" for their cold store operational needs," concludes Peter.