Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, Ohio, introduced the V-ForceÒ Lithium-Ion Energy Storage System (ESS) for forklift users considering alternative energy sources. Initially available for the Crown WP Series pallet truck, the V-Force Lithium-Ion ESS will be available for Crown’s complete line of forklifts in 2019.

The components include a UL Listed lithium-ion battery pack, a compatible V-Force UL Listed charger and a fully integrated battery management system to extend battery life by preventing operation outside of warrantied conditions. Using the truck display, the system shows battery discharge levels and alerts operators through an early warning system before truck operation is stopped.

These lithium-ion batteries can be opportunity charged during operator breaks without adversely affecting battery life, do not emit gas during charging and don’t require special battery rooms.

Crown Equipment Corp.