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Mobile Battery Charger now also available for manual forklift truck.

The latest breakthrough achieved by the Movanis Team has been featured in Belgians most renown economic newspaper: De Tijd (4/04/2017, Belgian patent recharges electric forklift trucks super fast). Movanis now also offers a version of the MBC for standard forklifts and tuggers. According to the manager of Movanis the charging system is: “Faster than Tesla”.

The MBC system system communicates directly with the charging station through a transmitter/receiver. The lift truck driver only needs to position the forklift at the charging station. The charging process initiates and proceeds fully automatically afterwards. Just 12 minutes later the forklift is ready to participate in the production process, and this almost continuously (24/7).

A charging station can handle about 10 forklifts, which results in saving space as each individual forklift does not longer requires its own charging station. The system is modular. It is placed onto existing electrical forklifts and does not replace but continuously charges the lead battery. The lifetime increases significantly as complete discharging of lead batteries is avoided. The system is a cost-saving alternative for the traditional lithium-ion system promoted by forklift producers. The return-on-invest is merely two months.

The patented system is the result of a collaboration with Toshiba, and partly financed by the Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (http://www.iwt.be/english/welcome).

Read more in an article by "De Tijd" and on the Go Press Mobility website Go Press Mobility.

Check our demonstration video for automated guided forklifts:

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