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ATC Automatic Transfer Carriages

Automatic Transfer Carriages

ATC

The BHS Automatic Transfer Carriage (ATC) converts an existing pallet truck into an efficient, portable battery changer. The ATC is available in a variety of models with many flexible options to satisfy unique battery handling requirements.

Note: Product does not include pallet truck.

  • Lowers system cost by utilizing existing equipment
  • Mounts easily to powered pallet truck—consult BHS for pallet truck specifications
  • Powered by the pallet truck battery (12 or 24 V dc available)
  • Simple, center-mounted controls for easy operation from left, right, or rear of the carriage
  • Standard industrial components utilized in the design, allowing for locally available parts
  • Large 2.4” (61 mm) diameter rollers standard
  • 10 compartment rollers allow for better wear and load distribution
  • Hydraulic-powered push-pull extraction
  • Enclosed dashboard sides for added protection against accidental contact with moving parts during operation
  • Battery Containment Bar encloses compartment to secure battery during transport
  • Rubber Bumpers protect the industrial lift truck fleet during battery change-out
  • Spark-proof, poly-sleeved rollers reduce corrosive build-up and extend product life (ATC-24 only)
  • Many flexible options available to satisfy unique battery handling requirements
Vacuum Extraction (ATC-VAC)
Eliminates the need for manual hook-up and reduces wear and tear on batteries
Magnet Extraction (ATC-MAG)
Eliminates the need for manual hook-up, reduces wear and tear on batteries, and is ideal when batteries are too narrow for vacuum extraction
Magnet Light Indicator (ATC-MLI)
Illuminates when magnet is on, providing a secondary indicator to the audible alarm
Hook & Chain Extraction (ATC-HC)
Manual hook-up option available as a back-up extraction mechanism for vacuum or magnet extraction models
7” Cantilever (ATC-CAN-7)
Extends extractor arm reach an additional 7” (178 mm) and is ideal for use with outriggers
7” Cantilever & 6” Extension Bed (ATC-CAN-7-6)
7” (178 mm) additional extractor arm reach is ideal for use with outriggers, and 6” (152 mm) bed extension accommodates longer batteries
7” Cantilever & 8” Extension Bed (ATC-CAN-7-8)
7” (178 mm) additional extractor arm reach is ideal for use with outriggers, and 8” (203 mm) bed extension accommodates longer batteries
14” Cantilever & 6” Extension Bed (ATC-CAN-14-6)
14” (356 mm) additional extractor arm reach is ideal for use with outriggers, and 6” (152 mm) bed extension accommodates longer batteries
14” Cantilever & 8” Extension Bed (ATC-CAN-14-8)
14” (356 mm) additional extractor arm reach is ideal for use with outriggers, and 8” (203 mm) bed extension accommodates longer batteries
Heavy-Duty Extraction (ATC-HD)
High-torque hydraulic motor is recommended for applications using slide strips
Electric Quick Disconnect (ATC-QDY)
Dual SB-175 gray connector harness plugs into the pallet truck and battery, allowing ATC and pallet truck to be powered simultaneously
Friction Strips (ATC-FS)*
Provide additional battery stability during transport
Uncoated Rollers (ATC-UNCTD)
Reduces roller height by 0.25” (6 mm) to accommodate low battery compartments
Note: Available on ATC-24 model only
Rubber Flap Kit (ATC-RGD)
Covers chains and sprockets to prevent dirt and debris from accumulating on or around chains and sprockets
Keytroller (ATC-KEYTROLLER)*
Provides the ability to schedule maintenance, pre-operation checklists, and operator training, which must be performed at specified intervals to prevent operator lockout
Two Tier Roller Compartment (ATC-2TIER)*
Combines two roller compartment levels in one unit, and is ideal for a combination of narrow aisle trucks and counter-balance trucks
Two Tier Poly Roller & SST Shaft (ATC-2TIER-PR)
Converts the standard upper roller/shaft combination to solid poly rollers with 0.5” (13 mm) SST Shafts
Extra Service Capacity (ATC-ESC)
Increases ATC load capacity by 1,000 lb (454 kg) and also extends the life of the ATC in harsher environments (includes increased side rail support, front rail reinforcement, front overhead cross bar, and heavy-duty, high-torque, low-speed extractor arm drive motor)
Drop-In Rollers (ATC-DIR)*
Increases roller height up to 10” (254 mm) to reach battery compartments beyond pallet truck maximum lift and includes the DIR Centering Angle and DIR Retainer Plate
Note: Recommended when ATC-2TIER is not feasible and extraction from multiple battery compartment heights is required
Drop-In Roller Friction Strips (ATC-DIR-FS)*
Increases roller height up to 10” (254 mm) to reach battery compartments beyond pallet truck maximum lift, and friction strips provide additional battery stability during transport (for use with standard bed length)
Drop-In Roller, Extended (ATC-DIR-LG)*
Increases roller height up to 10” (254 mm) to reach battery compartments beyond pallet truck maximum lift, and is for use with 6” (152 mm) or 8” (203 mm) bed extension
Drop-In Roller, Extended with Friction Strips (ATC-DIR-LG-FS)*
Increases roller height up to 10” (254 mm) to reach battery compartments beyond pallet truck maximum lift, and friction strips provide additional battery stability during transport (for use with 6” or 8” Extension Bed)
Base Elevation (ATC-BSELV)*
Elevates ATC base up to 10” (254 mm)
Low Profile-Bolt-In Slide (ATC-LP)*
Cost-effective ATC bolt-in slide option allows roller height to be adjusted 0.5” (13 mm) lower than standard unit
Low Profile Design (ATC-LPF)*
Allows lowered roller height of 5.5” (140 mm) with or without FP-C option
Self-Contained Battery Housing (ATC-BATT)
Housing for self-contained battery (battery not included) to allow ATC to operate independently from lift truck
Remote Control (ATC-RMT)*
6’ (1.83 m) cord enables ATC control from operator’s position on fork lift
Fork Pocket/QDY/Tongue Kit (ATC-FP-C-24/30, ATC-FP-C-36/42)
Designed for applications where a pallet truck can’t be dedicated full time to the battery changing process. Includes a welded Tongue Kit to enhance stability and an SB quick disconnect (ATC-QDY). Rear-entry fork pockets are designed for use with pallet truck.
Three-Way Fork Pocket/QDY (ATC-FP-3-24/30, ATC-FP-3-36/42)†
Designed for multi-purpose and multi-position and for applications where a pallet truck can’t be dedicated full time to the battery changing process. Includes a welded Tongue Kit to enhance stability and an SB quick disconnect (ATC-QDY). Rear-entry fork pockets are designed for use with pallet truck. Side-entry fork pockets are designed for use with SDCB lift trucks.
Three-Way Fork Pocket (ATC-FP-3)†
Designed for multi-purpose and multi-position. Side-entry fork pockets are designed for use with SDCB lift trucks, typically as a back-up to Operator Aboard Battery Extractors when combined with the Remote Control (ATC-RMT) and Vacuum Extraction (ATC-VAC) options. Rear-entry fork pockets can also be used with a pallet truck host truck when the bolt-on Tongue Kit is attached.
Bolt-On Mounting (ATC-BLTON)
Semi-permanent mounting solution when the host truck is occasionally required for other tasks
Permanent Mounting (ATC-MPJ)*
Factory welding to customer-supplied pallet truck

* Consult factory for this option.

† 24 V dc must be supplied from the host truck for powering the ATC (may require special taps and cable from SDCB battery), or optional on-board battery and charger packages are available if required.

  • ATC-24
  • ATC-30
  • ATC-36
  • ATC-42