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Online tool helps standardize battery use

Lean Battery Room will increase productivity and reduce costs says Philadelphia Scientific


MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa.Philadelphia Scientific’s Battery Tracker is a web-based tool to help warehouses and distribution centres monitor battery charge.

The site also offers information on battery room operation and maintenance techniques.

The service will help operators identify weak batteries, increase battery run time and standardize battery rotation.

“When battery selection is left to forklift operators, 30 percent of the batteries will be underutilized and 20 percent will be overused,” said Harold Vanasse, vice‑president of sales and marketing. “The result is uneven battery usage, premature battery failure and lost productivity.”

To use the tool, users enter equipment and battery identification numbers into an online database. Bar graphs track daily usage, battery life and accuracy ratings.