Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies , a global provider of stored energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets, is seeing increased uptake of GNB EasyPick. The straightforward and cost-effective system can optionally be enabled in GNB chargers, and ensures that the first battery charged is the first battery selected for use. It protects battery lifespan, increases operating hours and enhances productivity, and is an excellent choice for smaller operations not yet ready to make the investment in a full battery fleet management system.
EasyPick is simple, reliable and user friendly. Operators just “pick the green one” – a green light indicates which battery to select first. An amber light identifies batteries that are fully charged and queued. Whenever the priority battery is taken, the next in the queue will turn green.
This works for up to 30 chargers. One controlling charger is needed for each battery type, which can then manage the others. The controlling charger sounds an alarm if a wrong battery is taken, reinforcing the correct operation of the system. The result is elegant and easy to understand for any workforce.
GNB chargers with EasyPick are simply plug & play. You may start right away without a service technician, saving labor costs and set-up time. The system is cost-effective and gives businesses a strong return on investment.
“GNB EasyPick is a powerful tool for improving the efficiency and productivity of your warehouse, and helps to maximize the lifespan of your battery fleet,” said Nigel Darke of Exide Technologies. “We believe in the importance of delivering a complete solution to our customers, helping them drive down total cost of ownership.”
For businesses wanting to bring the next level of sophistication to their operations, Exide recommends GNB 2100.NET, its fully comprehensive fleet management and battery monitoring solution. It allows businesses to implement a highly effective rotation system for their battery fleet, remotely monitor up to 500 batteries and chargers from a single location, quickly identify faulty batteries for repair, and much more.