EnerSys, Reading, PA, United States, (NYSE:ENS), is transforming material handling operations with the addition of high-performance NexSys® iON batteries to its power solution portfolio. Combining the latest lithium-ion chemistry with cost-effective modularity, NexSys® iON batteries are engineered with sustainable Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) large format prismatic cell chemistry that has been heavily researched and built to deliver high energy capacity in a smaller footprint. They are designed to meet Automotive / Rigorous Functional Safety Standard ISO 26262, exceeding customary industrial compliance standards. With modular construction, the power system is precisely engineered according to operational demand, can maintain a high State of Charge (SOC) as a result of its speed of recharge capabilities and can be upsized or downsized as demands change.
“As the industry continues to evolve and operational demands continue to increase, more emphasis is being placed on the selection of lift truck and battery power solutions that are hassle-free, offer faster and more flexible charging and feature integrated power management tools for optimum safety and control,” said Harold Vanasse, Senior Director of Marketing, Motive Power Global at EnerSys. “Our NexSys® iON batteries are engineered with these characteristics in mind and provide our customers from around the world with a premium power solution that can lead to a lower Total Cost of Ownership.”
Ideal for heavy-duty applications, virtually maintenance-free NexSys® iON batteries feature an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) that supports greater safety, reliability and battery life by performing auto-diagnosis, voltage limitation (charge and discharge) and communication of performance data. Additionally, fast- and opportunity-charging NexSys® iON batteries with high output NexSys®+ chargers provide optimized performance, productivity and enhanced fleet efficiency. Utilizing a proprietary EnSite™ modeling software, EnerSys® can work directly with the customer to right-size a NexSys® iON battery and NexSys®+ charger to their vehicle fleet, helping to eliminate unwanted downtime associated with premature battery failure from improper equipment fitting or charging practices.
“Communication between the charger and battery is integral to fleet performance,” added Vanasse. “The integrated BMS featured in our NexSys® iON battery is essentially the brains of the battery and can give operators even less to think about by automating the charging process.”
EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries which are sold across all three lines of business.