They are suitable for pallet trucks, cleaning machines, small automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and other electric vehicles.
The Hawker XFC battery is ideal for applications that require ongoing machine availability such as multi-shift loading bay operations, automated handling trolleys or opportunity and daytime cleaning. Its unique characteristics support new ways of working because it can be recharged very quickly and for short periods whenever required, such as during breaks or while drivers carry out other tasks, without affecting its life-time performance. This helps maintain machine availability throughout multiple shifts while additional costs associated with spare batteries and changing facilities are avoided.
The Hawker XFC batteries incorporate the thin-plate-pure-lead (TPPL) technology which has high energy density coupled with fast-charge capability. The plates are much thinner than the lead-antimony grids used in traditional motive power batteries enabling them to deliver up to 20 per cent more power. The positive and negative plates are low impedance which means high current flow is available in discharge and recharge modes to support demanding applications with rapid recharging. The electrolyte is contained in a superior quality microporous glass mat separator with high absorption and stability to provide consistent performance for up to 1200 cycles at 60 per cent depth of discharge.
The Hawker XFC battery takes up 20 per cent less space than a conventional battery with the same capacity. This provides OEMs with new opportunities to integrate smaller batteries into novel designs or provide additional performance in existing models.