Why the AMERICAN STANDARD Series?
The Right Choice for Most Forklift Applications
- Can be made for any make and model of lift trucks worldwide
- Match or outperform lead-acid batteries, propane, and diesel power
- Demonstrate top-quality standards and proven results in many applications and industries across North and South America
- Single battery operation
- Little or no voltage drop
- Heat that can damage lift truck components is reduced or eliminated
- Fast travel and lifting speeds at all levels of discharge
Improved Safety and Sustainability
- No risk of changing heavy batteries
- No acid fumes or spills
- Reduced electricity consumption, less waste, 99% recyclable
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
- Save 20–40% in two to four years (compared to LP, diesel, or lead-acid)
- Two to three times the cycle life of a lead-acid battery
- Save the labor dollars spent on changing and watering batteries each shift
- Return battery room space to the best use
- Reduce electricity use by as much as 30% due to better energy conversion
- Reduce or eliminate costs to cool charging areas and warehouse
A Major US Distributor Goes from 17 Electric
Lift Trucks Down to 12 to Do the Same Job!
A large US beverage distributor (Standard Distributing Co, New Castle, DE) runs a temperature-controlled warehouse with two shifts daily and a fleet of 17 sit-down lift trucks powered by lead-acid 36 volt forklift battery. At the end of the lease cycle, management evaluated the power source options to solve some recurrent problems with lead-acid:
- Decrease downtime caused by frequent battery
changes and improve warehouse efficiency
- Eliminate acid spills and stains, which are
incompatible with high safety and hygiene standards
- Reduce ever-increasing operating costs for
maintenance and energy
The flexibility to configure the lithium-ion batteries for the specific task (high lifts in a temperature-controlled warehouse) allowed Standard Distributing to greatly increase uptime and resize the whole fleet as a result. The company decided to switch from lead-acid to OneCharge Li-ion batteries. The purchase of six Yale ESC035AD stand-up lift trucks and six Yale ERP035VT sit-down forklifts powered by 36 volt lithium battery allowed Standard Distributing to streamline its fleet from 17 trucks down to 12 to do the same job!
A Large Washington State Fruit Producer
Saves Big by Switching to Li-ion
Allan Brothers, a large fruit company, operates 30 electric sit-down lift trucks for two shifts a day. Each truck required a change of its lead-acid battery each shift. Maintenance took up 750 minutes of down- time daily, causing up to $56,000 of yearly losses in labor costs. Weekly preventive maintenance of the batteries was estimated to cost another $7,800 a year.
When Allan Brothers installed a new state-of-the-art fruit packing line – the worldʼs biggest – they faced an unexpected requirement for a new ventilated battery space to accommodate a fleet of lift trucks powered by lead-acid batteries, an estimated cost of $440,000. This is when the company was fully convinced to switch to OneCharge lithium forklift batteries.
The costs of downtime during battery charging were eliminated, along with the need for a dedicated charging room. Also gone were the maintenance costs and HSE risks associated with battery changing, that had previously been a concern. Management sees potential for further savings, as there is a good chance that OneCharge Li-ion batteries will outlast the current five-year lease term for the trucks, and retain substantial residual value.