Jungheinrich developing lithium-ion battery for vehicles in-house

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Jungheinrich is developing all its lithium-ion batteries for its series trucks in-house. At present, it is the only intralogistics company developing and manufacturing the vehicles, the batteries and the charging systems.

Offered on 90% of its trucks, the lithium-ion battery comes with five years of free warranty if capacity falls below 65% within that period, with the company offering to repair or exchange it without charge. In addition, vehicles using conventional lead-acid batteries can be easily converted to the lithium-ion technology.

Dr Oliver Lücke, the Jungheinrich board of management member in charge of engineering, said, “Thanks to our many years of experience in the area of energy storage systems, we are now able to offer our customers a free warranty on our Jungheinrich lithium-ion batteries lasting either for five years or 10,000 hours of operation. Anyone who is interested in energy-efficient, leading-edge warehouse solutions can’t afford to ignore Jungheinrich.

“By granting this additional warranty we are substantially reducing the investment risks for our clients, while maximizing their benefits. Our lithium-ion batteries are intelligent and can communicate with both the vehicle and the charging equipment.

“That means they protect themselves autonomously from incorrect handling, while at the same time adjusting ideally to the application at hand. That is why Jungheinrich batteries are especially efficient, maintenance-free and long-lasting. At Jungheinrich we are convinced that lithium-ion technology will soon become the standard energy storage system in intralogistics.”

June 23, 2017

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