Raymond unveils exclusive iBattery module for iWarehouse® fleet optimization system

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09/03/2010

GREENE, N.Y. — The iWarehouse® fleet optimization system from The Raymond Corporation now features the iBattery module to help maintain lift truck battery fleets. The new module enables data-driven battery management by automatically notifying warehouse managers of key battery statistics, such as charge/discharge cycles, high and low temperatures, and low battery water levels — prolonging the life of the battery to its full life cycle, resulting in increased uptime and reduced cost.

The iWarehouse system draws real-time, accurate information from the on-board computers of Raymond® lift trucks, and the system’s unique reporting modules enable warehouse managers to benchmark lift truck and operator productivity; diagnose potential lift truck issues remotely; reduce the risk of impacts; and optimize lift truck capital and maintenance costs. When combined with the iWarehouse Gateway, information gathered by the iWarehouse modules — including the iBattery module — is accessible via an online Web portal.

iBattery can detect numerous vital pieces of battery fleet information, including battery weight to meet lift truck specifications, ensuring optimal lift truck performance; and state-of-charge and voltage to aid in the prevention of overdischarging of the battery, promoting longer battery life. The battery data available through the iBattery module can help operators ensure they are using the right battery for their truck and the battery is maintained properly — preventing unplanned downtime for repairs. The data also can help ensure compliance with warranty requirements by providing detailed reports on the interval of charges, temperature, watering and equalization to validate battery maintenance.

For more information or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200.

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of material handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance. Raymond offers the iWarehouse system, an enterprise fleet management solution for warehouse and distribution center managers to collect and analyze real-time lift truck data to maximize fleet productivity and reduce costs. High-performance, reliable, ergonomically designed Raymond lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork® trucks, orderpickers and dual-purpose (pallet handling/case picking) Swing-Reach® trucks.

For additional information about The Raymond Corporation or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit the company Web site at www.raymondcorp.com or call (800) 235-7200. Above. And beyond.®, iWarehouse Gateway, iWarehouse®, Raymond®, Reach-Fork®, Swing-Reach®, and iBattery are U.S. trademarks of The Raymond Corporation.

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