WERC Watch Featured Article

 

Flow-Rite's Neil Swanson is featured as a contributing writer in this month's WERC Watch! 

 

Warehousing's Forgotten Maintenance: The Forklift Lead-Acid Battery

"As facility managers, we understand the importance of budgeting, productivity and inventory levels, as well as the general daily grind of running facilities. Yet how many of us truly maintain one of our largest capital expenditures — the forklift battery? As a lead-acid battery is used, water evaporates and needs to be replaced regularly. Neglecting to replace the water will shorten battery life, affect forklift motor brushes and void warranties. Without proper battery maintenance, warehousing and logistics come to a standstill."