July 16, 2020: EnerSys, the lead battery manufacturer, has slightly expanded its TPPL portfolio with 12V versions of its CORE and PURE batteries so they may now be used in smaller machines in sectors such as food production and logistics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the company said on July 16.
The new bloc batteries are suitable for small traction motive applications such as small AGVs, cleaning machines and ground handling vehicles in airports.
The firm’s CORE and PURE batteries for larger materials handling vehicles, such as forklift trucks, were released in February.
They both mix TPPL technology with carbon in the active material formulation in updates to traditional lead-acid batteries and an alternative to lithium-ion in materials handling applications.
In May, EnerSys launched an ATEX range of TPPL batteries specifically suited to being worked in hazardous areas where there could be an explosion risk.
“Because they are made with TPPL technology, the batteries have more plate surface area for higher power density and increased efficiency, are capable of high energy throughput and up to 160% capacity per 24 hours,” says the firm.
“The net result is to increase productivity and lower total cost of ownership. Thanks to TPPL technology, the batteries don’t need water topping up while their virtually zero emissions are ideal for sensitive environments.”