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PRESS RELEASE: AeroVironment Debuts New PosiCharge ProCore Series of Premium Intelligent Charger

Feb 09, 2016

·       Industry's first electric forklift chargers to enable charger configuration and management via mobile phone app
 
·       Supports and charges any material handling battery - regardless of type, brand, voltage or size
 
·       Easy to use, easy to install, easy to configure and provides exceptional flexibility with customizable power levels and charge algorithms
 
·       93% peak power efficiency and low overcharge factor makes ProCore the most efficient electric forklift charger available with the lowest monthly utility costs
 


 
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leading supplier of industrial fast and opportunity charge systems in North America, today introduced the PosiCharge™ ProCore™ Series - a premium intelligent charging family that supports and charges any material handling battery. Ranging in power from 5kW for lower-duty vehicles to 30kW for the hardest-working electric forklifts, the new PosiCharge ProCore Series is the ideal charging solution for electric forklift fleets of all sizes.

Taking Charge of Your Material Handling Batteries

Nov 30, 2015

How do you charge up your forklift fleet? Are you happy with the status quo? Or, are you an opportunist, taking advantage of what’s in front of you? Perhaps you would rather live life in the fast lane? No matter what your charging outlook, when it comes to keeping your material handling batteries up and running properly, we have the right solution for you.

 

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Extra, Extra – Read all About It! Better yet, take a listen!

Nov 02, 2015

AeroVironment was invited to be a guest on Power System Design’s podcast Paultre on Power. The podcast features industry leaders in the power electronics and power management markets and spotlights the innovative solutions these companies offer.

 

As a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions – AeroVironment understands the importance of power. As such, our Director of Product Marketing, Jonah Teeter-Balin, chatted with host Alix Paultre to highlight AeroVironment’s role in the automotive battery ecosystem.

 

EPRI's Lift Truck Life Cycle Costs Calculator App Helps Determine Your Cost Savings Going Electric

Aug 07, 2015

The Electric Power Research Intitute's mobile app is a useful resource that helps to determine the potential ROI on electrifying your forklift fleet. The EPRI Lift Truck Calculator makes it easy to compare the overall cost of ownership for material handling vehicles based on fuel type: propane, diesel or electric. With this calculator, you’ll be able to determine the true cost savings and estimated environmental benefits of electric trucks versus the internal combustion counterparts.

You can easily enter key factors based on your specific operation and the Lift Truck Calculator does the rest.

POSICHARGE BATTERY RX - EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR BATTERIES (Published in forklift action)

May 21, 2015

UNDERSTANDING BATTERY HEALTH

With more than 18,000 charging stations delivered, PosiCharge systems have a proven track record of prolonging battery life. We have many examples of customer batteries that have been in service for more than five years in a fast charge application, as well as heavy-duty auto manufacturing customers whose fast-charged batteries have retained 92% of their rated capacity after three hardworking years.

Being a leader in fast charging, as well as power cycling and test equipment, we understand what it takes to maintain the health of your batteries and extend their life.  Some of these include:  weekly EQ, weekly watering, minimal over-discharge, preventing overheating, and a proper charging algorithm.

PosiCharge - The Power of Industrial Productivity

Mar 05, 2014

Video demonstrating how Posicharge Fast Charging Systems increase productivity and eliminate the need for a battery room.

With Posicharge fast charging systems, batteries are charged at a much higher rate (40+A / 100Ahrs) at regular intervals throughout the day (including breaks, lunches, and shift changes), without ever leaving the vehicle.

IKEA: Think global, act local for warehouse distribution

Aug 11, 2011

Posicharge provided the fast-charging system to IKEA's fast-charging facility in their new 750,000 sq ft distribution center in Port Wentworth, Georgia, located near the port of Savannah. The new DC was featured in an article originally published in the February 2008 print edition of Modern Material Handling . The article was republished online in 2011 on Logistics Management. Below is an excerpt from the article.

"IKEA: Thinks global, acts local: IKEA’s new DC employs a global warehouse design and best practices to serve a growing regional market. By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor for MMH.

WhiteWave Foods Enlists PosiCharge® for Environmentally Friendly Distribution Center

Feb 07, 2009

Toyota's Electric Lift Trucks and AeroVironment's PosiCharge Intelligent Fast Charging Technology Optimize Productivity, Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Feb. 17, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced that WhiteWave Foods Company today unveiled its updated, environmentally friendly distribution center that now features increased productivity and reduced energy solutions from AV's alliance with Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. (TMHU). AV and TMHU formed the alliance last year to offer a wide range of PosiCharge product solutions to reduce energy consumption and operating costs for their material handling customers.

AeroVironment Unveils New PosiCharge® Fast Charge and Opportunity Charge Systems and Accessories

Jan 12, 2009

CHICAGO, at ProMat, Jan. 12, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV), the leading supplier of industrial fast charge systems in North America, today unveiled a series of new PosiCharge® fast charge systems, accessories and opportunity charge systems for industrial electric vehicles, including the LP Meter, a data collection device that eases the conversion of propane trucks to electric power.

"Our customers continue to be at the forefront of adopting clean technologies such as electric vehicle fast charge systems to improve their productivity and the environment," said Mike Bissonette, senior vice president and general manager of AV's Efficient Energy Systems. "The new PosiCharge LP Meter and the intelligent battery charging systems and accessories that we're unveiling today will help customers operate their factories and distribution centers more productively, safely and efficiently."

Nestle North America Implements AeroVironment's PosiCharge® Fast Charge Systems in Distribution and Manufacturing Facilities

Jan 12, 2009

CHICAGO, At ProMat, Jan. 12, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it has installed more than 200 of its PosiCharge fast charge systems at Nestle facilities throughout North America. These fast charge systems support electric material handling fleets in more than 14 Nestle facilities.

"We are especially excited about the current installation in our state-of-the-art Anderson, Indiana beverage plant, which features a sterile manufacturing environment, onsite computerized warehousing, and now the latest in fast charge technology," said George Sheats, Manager, Operations and Logistics Procurement of Nestle Business Services, for Nestle North America. "We are eager to install additional PosiCharge systems in Anderson, as well as in our Canadian distribution hub in Brampton, Ontario. PosiCharge systems are a clean technology solution that will play a growing role in improving productivity, efficiency, and safety across our organization."

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