Crown Equipment Corp. announced plans to unveil its new V-Force lithium-ion energy storage system (ESS) for forklift users considering alternative energy sources to achieve lower operational costs and enhance productivity and efficiency. 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 later this year. The maintenance-free V-Force includes a UL-listed lithium-ion battery pack, a compatible 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 the operator through an early warning system before truck operation is stopped. Lithium-ion batteries do not emit gas during charging so special battery rooms and watering are not required. They also can be charged during operator breaks without adversely affecting battery life, which can contribute to longer run times, the company says.

Crown Equipment Corp.
44 South Washington St.
New Bremen, Ohio 45869