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Smart Power Blog

The Three Most Important Performance Features of a Forklift

Posted by Ryan Lynch on Jun 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM

When the time comes to upgrade your forklift fleet, there are many factors that go into making the decision on what forklift brand to buy, and who your new forklift partner will be. Performance will certainly play into your decision, and since each motive operation is unique you’ll have to determine the performance factors that will enhance efficiency.

Keep in mind that most forklift dealers have the capability to make tweaks to fit your operation. That’s why the dealer aspect of your purchase is just as important as the machines—great dealers do an excellent job of tweaking their machines to meet your unique applications. While performance needs will differ from operation to operation, here are the three performance characteristics most operations take into consideration:

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Topics: Motive Power

The Five Most Important Aspects to Consider When Choosing the Right Forklift Dealer

Posted by Ryan Lynch on May 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

When the time comes to purchase new forklifts, selecting the right dealer partner is as important as selecting the right machine. Viewing the dealer as a partner in your operation is a subtle mind shift that will serve you well, since they can have a significant impact on your operation from the beginning, as well as over time.

Today we’ll discuss the five most important aspects to consider when the time comes to buy new forklifts, and you’re faced with making the critical decision on which dealer to partner with.

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Topics: Motive Power

When Is It Time to Consider Buying a New Forklift?

Posted by Ryan Lynch on May 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

With any equipment, machinery, or vehicles, there will always come a time when it needs to be replaced. For many motive operations, it’s tough to figure out when the right moment is. Of course, once you reach this point there’s obviously a reason why the question occurs; reasons can run the whole gamut, from downtime issues to excessive repair costs, from a decrease in productivity to being beyond the warranty period. Here are some thoughts to help you develop some “bright lines” for making decisions on when to swap out your forklifts.

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Topics: Fleet Management, Forklift Power

Top 4 (Power) Takeaways from MODEX

Posted by Ryan Lynch on Apr 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM

MODEX was a rousing success last week.  Attendees buzzed about the growth of the crowd from previous events, the increased professionalism of the environment, and the speed of innovation in the material handling industry.  Our team was most interested in all things motive/forklift power related and left with a few key insights:

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Topics: Motive Power

Choosing Your Next Motive Power Partner

Posted by ABT Power Management on Feb 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

When the time comes to choose your next power partner, there are a variety of factors to consider. Obviously, each motive power operation is unique, so each operation has to find a new partner that fits their business, and one that offers the most advantages over a long-term timeframe.

Knowing that one size never fits all, we still pulled together a list of items to consider the next time you're forced to choose a new motive power partner.

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Topics: Motive Power

5 Ways to Improve Your Industrial Battery Replacement Cycle

Posted by Ryan Lynch on Dec 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM
 
In the world of motive power, downtime is a dirty word. At best it means you're not maximizing your fleet's potential, and at worst it means you're wasting valuable dollars that could be spent elsewhere. Downtime comes in many forms, ranging from short asset life to weak performance after a couple of years to poor planned maintenance. However, a proactive approach can help you avoid costly mistakes, and ultimately improve your industrial battery replacement cycle. Today we'll discuss five ways to improve that cycle.
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3 Ways to Reduce Your Long-term Motive Power Costs

Posted by Ken Fearn on Dec 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Many business owners and operations managers struggle to reduce motive power costs. Often, they undergo paralysis by analysis; they know they're not maximizing the potential of their motive power fleet, but they don't know where to start in addressing the underlying issues, issues that are contributing to overall poor performance.

However, the longer you wait, the more money you're losing over time.

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Topics: Motive Power

Warning Signs of a Bad Industrial Site Assessment

Posted by Ken Fearn on Nov 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 For many companies, calling in a motive power management company to perform an industrial site assessment is a big step. It means that the company's leadership is willing to take a look under the hood of their operation to see how efficient or inefficient it truly is. At the core of the commitment is a high level of trust between the company and the power management partner they've chosen for the assessment.

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Topics: Motive Power

Six Ways to Prepare for Power Failure

Posted by Art Galen on Oct 20, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The critical nature of water gave birth to the Old West saying of “You don’t miss your water ‘til the well runs dry.” We live in a modern world where the same thing can now be said concerning the power that drives and is vital to every aspect of your business. It is also a reality that the “well will run dry” sooner or later when it comes to your power supplies.

It is important that you fully understand the risks to your business from an industrial power failure or other power interruptions. From industrial power failures to new construction requirements to equipment replacement cycles, you need the ability to provide backup and temporary power in a number of circumstances.

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Topics: Motive Power

Determine the Best Forklift Battery and Charger Sizes For Your Fleet

Posted by Pat Ranson on Sep 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Choosing the right battery size—and the charger to complement it—can certainly be confusing. The reason there's not a straightforward answer is due to the fact that most companies don't have a straightforward material handling operation. Each operation is unique in its own way, which dictates battery and charger needs. That means "size," in many ways, is relative. Most businesses need a motive power partner to help them make decisions that will allow a fleet to function at its optimal level. The ideal partner will perform an assessment to fully analyze your operation and recommend a solution that meets your needs.

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Topics: Reserve Power

 

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