Forklift Power Management and Telematics

Forklift Power Management and Telematics

One of the unique ways HCO Innovations help companies with their forklift operations is something you may find in your car. Telematics, part of our forklift power management program, refers to the use of wireless devices within a crash-resistant black box that transmits data in real time. Telematics makes cars safer with emergency crash notification, assisting with navigation, summoning roadside assistance and a number of other tasks.

Forklift power management programs use telematics to help optimize and monitor your fleet’s energy usage. Electric forklift batteries can be extremely expensive, one alone costing as much as tens of thousands of dollars. Keeping these batteries charged can be a financial drain on utilities. In addition, time can be lost during peak hours while these batteries are charging.

Telematics help optimize and improve your rates of power-use, insights into your workflows, and keep careful data and statistics on forklift and battery performance. For example, a charging station for forklift batteries is more economically efficient than routinely changing batteries. Utilizing telematics, a program might be developed where charging stations activate at 2 a.m. when utility rates are usually cheapest. Also, having batteries charged overnight will keep your forklifts in full capacity during peak production hours.

Telematics is just one way you can reduce your overall expenses and costs while increasing operating efficiency and increasing your profits. In this industry, you can never have too much data and analysis to help your business grow efficiently.