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Smart Power Blog

Choosing Your Next Motive Power Partner

Posted by ABT Power Management on February 1, 2016

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 ABT Power Management on December 23, 2015
 
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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Topics: Motive Power

3 Ways to Reduce Your Long- term Motive Power Costs

Posted by Ken Fearn on December 8, 2015

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 November 3, 2015

 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 October 20, 2015

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: Reserve Power

Forklifts: Propane vs. Electric

Posted by ABT Power Management on October 6, 2015

For your motive power needs, it's easy to get caught up in your battery and charger options. However, you have choices when it comes to your forklifts, too. The propane vs. electric debate is a real one, and you can find varying opinions across the industry, and across the Internet. We'll be honest upfront: we lean towards electric. Still, today we'll touch on the pros and cons of each by focusing on three key categories.

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Topics: Motive Power

Determine the Best Forklift Battery and Charger Sizes For Your Fleet

Posted by Pat Ranson on September 22, 2015

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: Motive Power

The Industry's Best Motive Power Systems

Posted by ABT Power Management on September 8, 2015

There are a variety of ways to design a battery system. The best one is always going to offer a measurement component, which often requires the latest technology. In the long run, this approach is worth it. We believe collecting data—on how your batteries are being charged, watered, rotated, equalized, etc.—is the only way to ensure the most effective overall motive power solution.

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Topics: Motive Power

How to Increase Forklift Battery Life

Posted by Randall Vernon on August 25, 2015


time_is_money_hour_glassFor businesses reliant on material handling vehicles, forklifts represent a significant investment. However, the "engines" that run these forklifts are an important investment, too. With the right forklift batteries—and proper maintenance on those batteries—your forklift fleet can run smoothly and efficiently, and avoid major hiccups. Unfortunately, many forklift operators practice bad habits that can decrease the overall lifespans of your batteries.

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Topics: Motive Power

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Industrial Battery System

Posted by ABT Power Management on August 12, 2015

Unfortunately, batteries are not immortal. They have a finite life, and only through proper maintenance can you get the most out of each and every one. While proper battery maintenance requires a motive power partner, there are warning signs that can help you identify problems.

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Topics: Motive Power

 

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