Change forklift batteries more efficiently while protecting lift truck fleet investments with BHS forklift battery stands. Custom designs and a wide range of optional features provide dependable storage and handling for forklift batteries of every style.
Steel, powder-coated lift truck battery stands protect equipment and battery room infrastructure. All BHS stands resist acid, scratches, and incidental impacts, and they greatly reduce the risk of sparking. Drip pan trays prevent floor damage for a safer, more efficient battery charging area.
BHS product specialists can help you design the ideal battery room, with stands for complete Operator Aboard Battery Extractor Systems, Carriage Systems, and vertical extraction lift truck fleets. Explore the links below to learn about our durable storage solutions for forklift batteries.
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Forklift Battery Roller Stands, Hardwood Battery Stands, and More
Forklift batteries require stands with specialty features not available from standard warehouse shelving. For side extraction fleets, Battery System Stands incorporate spark-proof, poly-sleeved rollers for ease of transfer. Vertical battery changes depend on heavy duty decking that can withstand the weight of industrial batteries, such as that found in BHS Hardwood Battery Stations.
When updating battery room infrastructure or planning for a greensite facility, consider the following factors to prolong operational life of batteries and chargers while achieving robust returns on investment:
Federal, State, and Local Regulations
BHS battery stands help comply with regulations related to electrolyte containment and safe battery placement, such as 29 CFR 1926.441(a)(3), an OSHA standard that requires battery racks to be “substantial” and “treated to make them resistant to the electrolyte.”
Similarly, OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.178(g)(11) states that “precautions shall be taken to prevent open flames, sparks, or electric arcs in battery charging areas.” Battery stands from BHS eliminate sparking with poly-sleeved rollers or nonconductive polyethylene decking.
Vertical or Side Extraction
BHS offers stands that integrate seamlessly into both vertical and side-extraction applications. For lift trucks that use vertical extraction via Gantry Cranes, Hardwood Battery Stations provide a stable bed above floor-level, with drip pans available to protect floors from battery runoff.
BHS Battery Roller Stands and System Stands reduce wear on battery cases by providing low-friction extraction for side-access battery compartments. Each battery bed features six acid-resistant, poly-sleeved rollers.
The size of your side-extraction fleet will help determine the ideal BHS storage system. BHS Battery Roller Stands can be installed alone or in rows, while BHS System Stands provide larger fleets with convenient, dependable access up to four levels high.
Compatibility with the Forklift Battery Changer
Think of your battery room as a complete, unified system. Stands and battery handling equipment should compliment each other to provide fast battery changes with a minimum of stress on machinery. A BHS Operator Aboard Battery Extractor System pairs a traveling battery changer with corresponding System Stands, optimizing storage and battery handling for fleets of any size.
BHS Carriage Systems are ideal for battery changing applications that do not require multi-tiered System Stands. In a Carriage System, Battery Transfer Carriages or Mobile Battery Extractors remove batteries from lift trucks, storing them in a customized bank of Battery Roller Stands. Forklift battery chargers sit on an attached charger shelf, a standard feature on all BHS Battery Roller Stands.
Scalability for Future Growth
Forklift fleets expand to meet the material handling demands of a growing operation, and that can place more stress on an underdeveloped battery room. The solution is to keep battery rooms flexible.
Battery storage capacity can grow quickly for vertical extraction fleets. Gantry Crane Systems feature a modular design for easy expansion, and Hardwood Battery Stations can be sized for any application, or built into existing storage lines. Side-extraction fleets can upgrade storage by adding additional Battery Roller Stands or switching to Double, Triple, or Quad Stack System Stands.
Improve Your Battery Room with Forklift Battery Stands from BHS
BHS battery stands are highly customizable, with many available options to create a specially-tailored storage area for every application. Access product literature here for more information. To learn more about the benefits of BHS battery stands, contact a member of our sales team at 1.800.BHS.9500.