Materials Transportation Co. (MTC), Temple, Texas, now offers Intell-A-Changer, a microprocessor-controlled system that automatically charges, changes, and helps maintain industrial batteries. . This all-electric, customized system is equipped with PLC control of the system’s robotic movements that load and unload batteries without human intervention. Laser technology is used for down-aisle position sensing and for creating a protective barrier that helps ensure operator safety.
Proprietary system software maintains records of battery activity, including service and life cycles, maintenance intervals and vehicle usage. The Intell-A-Changer is an alternative to expensive “hot shoe” fast charging systems that require major investments and can compromise the lifespan of expensive fast-charge batteries.