The Raymond Corp. today launched the Energy Essential Distributed by Raymond, a new battery available in multiple configurations to meet a variety of intralogistics customer demands.
“The 48-volt drop-in lithium-ion battery offers customers a smart alternative energy solution to upgrade existing or new lift trucks,” said Damon Hosmer, senior product marketing manager for energy storage technology and integration at Raymond.
“This new product solves three of the biggest concerns our customers tend to have when adopting alternative power sources: footprint, power, and runtime,” he added. “This battery delivers higher energy density in a smaller footprint, which creates more power, decreases charging times, and increases runtimes.”
New battery requires no modifications
Raymond Corp. said it designed its new 48V lithium-ion battery (LIB) as a direct replacement for conventional lead acid batteries. The new 48V LIB fits lift trucks with battery compartments of 13 in. and larger and requires no additional modifications.
The company said the new battery also provides for continuous data exchange between Raymond lift trucks and chargers. This gives customers easy access to critical operating metrics — and to Raymond's telematics and intralogistics solutions, it said.
“Our chargers, LIBs, and telematics packages all work together to optimize performance and data acquisition,” noted Hosmer. “Used in conjunction with Raymond’s Power Source Integration and iWAREHOUSE platform, this new battery gives users access to a more holistic view of their operation, allowing for better decision-making, boosting battery life span, improving operational efficiency, and increasing productivity.”
The new 48V LIB is suitable for a variety of environments and is designed to deliver a strong business case for alternative energy adoption, said Raymond. It listed the following potential benefits:
- Increased productivity from convenient opportunity charging, longer runtimes, and faster charging
- Reduced maintenance thanks to the battery's completely sealed design, which eliminates the maintenance requirements of traditional lead acid batteries
- Lowest total cost of ownership with “the longest cycle life in the industry”
- Reduced energy and operating costs due to the decreased need for spare batteries or lift trucks
- Easy installation and implementation because of a drop-in design that’s compatible with Raymond's entire fleet of electric lift trucks
- Enhanced peace of mind from the UL 2580 listing and a six-year or 5,000-cycle warranty
“As the lithium-ion battery market develops, customers will have many options to choose from,” Hosmer said. “But Raymond offers an integrated solution no one else can. Every component works in tandem to maximize the positive effects of lithium-ion technology on your business.”
“More uptime, greater productivity, and lower total cost of ownership — everything you need from your LIB solution, end-to-endless — all from Raymond,” he asserted. “And when you’re ready, our LIBs are fully recyclable at the end of the battery’s life. Raymond will even help customers take care of the final disposal of any LIB purchased from us.”
For more information or to locate an authorized Raymond Solutions and Support Center, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.
About Raymond Corp.
The Raymond Corp. is a Toyota Industries company and a leading global provider of materials handling products. Built on principles of innovation and continuous improvement for 100 years, Raymond said its integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality, and advanced energy systems can help optimize operations and improve the performance of warehouse and distribution operations.
The Greene, N.Y.-based company provides electric forklift trucks that it said can increase productivty and efficiency. At ProMat 2023, Raymond showed its portfolio of integrated technologies.