Exide Technologies Unveils Li-Ion Battery for Power Material Handling Systems

April 15, 2018 | Product Brief | Exide Technologies has launched the GNB LiFTFORCE LPX Li-ion battery in the US. The LiFTFORCE LPX can charge in 15 minutes, up to eight times faster than a traditional lead-acid battery, and provides increased cycle life and lower maintenance requirements for Class I, II, and III forklifts as well as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and other demanding applications. It is well suited for large distribution centers and companies that run heavy-duty or multiple shifts looking to lower their operational costs.

The LiFTFORCE LPX was first introduced in Europe in 2013 under the brand name GNB Sonnenschein Lithium, where it has demonstrated high performance for around-the-clock powering of forklifts. It has proven especially valuable in three-shift operations where battery replacement would normally be required.

“Lithium-ion battery applications are on the rise globally due to the exceptional benefits in capacity, size, maintenance, and performance,” said Ted Becker, Exide Technologies President, Americas. “The LiFTFORCE LPX is a great addition to our extensive battery portfolio, which includes both lead-acid and lithium-ion options to meet the evolving power needs of the material handling industry.”

Top overall benefits of the LiFTFORCE LPX are streamlined operations, reduced downtime and lower total cost of ownership than traditional lead-acid batteries. The LiFTFORCE LPX battery will be commercially available beginning in July.