How to minimize downtime with smart charging infrastructure

Oct. 20, 2023
New charging technologies have ushered in an era of efficiency and reliability for ground support equipment and electric forklift fleets, Aleksandra Ovchinnikova writes for Aviation Pros.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis., - As the world continues to embrace the advantages of electric mobility, advanced charging technologies have become instrumental in optimizing electric vehicle fleets. Among these, the ground support equipment (GSE) sector, including electric forklifts, relies heavily on smart charging infrastructure to ensure operational efficiency and uptime, Aleksandra Ovchinnikova writes for Aviation Pros.

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20 October 2023 - One of the primary causes of downtime in electric forklifts and GSE is battery cell failures. A single faulty battery cell can significantly impact vehicle performance and range, leading to operational disruptions and increased maintenance costs.

To address this issue, advanced charging technologies provide real-time monitoring capabilities that allow operators to detect potential battery cell failures early on. By identifying and resolving issues promptly, fleet managers can ensure the smooth operation of their electric fleets and extend the overall lifespan of the batteries.

Battery cell failures can occur due to various factors, such as manufacturing defects, improper charging or excessive discharge. By continuously monitoring the health of individual battery cells, smart charging infrastructure can identify deviations from normal behavior and alert operators of potential issues. This proactive approach allows for timely intervention and corrective action, reducing the risk of unexpected failures and optimizing battery performance.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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