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Traction energy system stays cool under pressure

04 July 2018

Energy management specialist Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has unveiled a new, low-maintenance lead-acid traction energy system that is said to offer key performance benefits across a variety of heavy duty applications.

A new battery concept for use in applications where currents are high in relation to battery capacity, 'trak | systemizer dynamics' is well suited to heavy duty materials handling, forestry, port logistics, airports, metals/heavy industry, agriculture/horticulture and construction.

Compliant with the requirements of the forthcoming Energy Efficiency of Industrial Trucks classification, the new system is said to enjoy impressive power density and high cycle stability. Its high voltage level is enabled by low internal resistance and protection of the active mass by the absorbed glass mat.

Such features are particularly important in vehicles with consistently high performance requirements, where acceleration and braking occurs during general loading, for example. Hoppecke says the system also delivers considerably improved running times when compared with PzS batteries of the same base capacity.

Jason Howlett, Hoppecke's regional managing director - Northern Europe, says: "For a low investment our new trak | systemizer dynamics offers an impressive, practically maintenance-free solution for demanding operations where the discharge rate is ≥0.8 x C.

"Rising temperatures are the enemy of heavy duty applications, but our new system benefits from inherently low heat generation, coupled with intelligent dissipation and convection cooling. Since there's no downtime due to cooling phases, businesses can expect to see a welcome uplift in productivity."

With an integrated on-board charger trak | systemizer dynamics offers the flexibility to conduct opportunity charging to increase range. Thanks to the system's excellent power reception, even short charging periods are said to result in significant improvements in capacity. Since the battery cells can be deployed in any configuration, the system is easily installed in complex spaces.