Cold Storage - Green Cubes Technology | Lithium-ion Power Systems Manufacturer

Cold Storage

Applications

SAFEFlex is a drop-in replacement lithium-ion battery for lead acid battery power for electric material handling equipment. Temperature-controlled supply chain is more important than ever during with today’s volatile supply chain. On-line ordering of pre-prepared food, beverage clubs, and medicine distribution are all increasing the need for cold-chain technology. Lithium-ion batteries charge faster, and opportunistically, and have longer run-time than traditional lead acid batteries, optimizing equipment utilization Batteries don’t need to be swapped, watered, or equalized at room temperature, so maintenance is simplified. Cold-temperature cycle life is vastly improved for a lower total cost of ownership. This is a brief overview of how to implement and take advantage of this new technology.

The Cold Chain

Many products require constant refrigeration. Medicines, foods and beverages require cold transportation as well as storage and there is an increased strain on the cold storage industry as it adapts to increased fluctuations in response to online consumer habits, such as the new popularity of pre-prepared meal kits. For cold storage the insulated vehicle cargo area needs to be kept at a sub-zero temperature and the material handling equipment needs to operated within a refrigerated or freezer space.

lead-acid-battery-corrosion

The Challenges of Lead Acid Batteries

Electric material handling equipment is favored for indoor environments, but traditional lead-acid batteries pose significant challenges, e specially at extremely cold temperatures. The extreme cold temperatures can cause the

battery electrolyte to freeze which lowers the usable capacity of the battery, as seen in the accompanying graph, which uses information commonly provided by lead-acid battery manufacturers. In addition, there is permanent damage to the battery and greatly shortening the battery’s cycle life.

Implementing Li-ion Technology

Unlike lead acid cells, Li-ion battery packs offer a complete solution with integrated smart communication, charging, and heaters to keep the battery at an optimum temperature. Green Cubes Technologies’ Lithium SafeFlex is a drop in replacement for lead-acid batteries with excellent cold temperature performance, high cycle life and safe operation.

Advantages of SAFEFlex for Cold Storage Usage

  • There is no cold-temperature capacity loss with integrated battery heaters.
  • One-hour fast charging is enabled within the cold storage area (to -40 degrees).
  • Forklifts will never leave the freezer, and palletjacks can be charged in refrigerated trailers, so risks from condensation are minimized.
  • A permanently installed battery can support 24/7 continuous operation with an opportunity charging regime.
  • Maintenance is minimal, unlike lead acid batteries.
  • Cycle-life enables a useful product life of up to ten years
  • A distribution partner with the knowledge to implement and maintain the battery systems makes execution easy and seamless.

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Products

24V Lithium SAFEFlex Material Handling Batteries

Features and Options
  • Drop-in replacement for Lead Acid Batteries
  • Maintenance free Li-ion batteries improve safety and efficiency
  • 24 V systems primarily for pallet jacks and walkies

36V Lithium SAFEFlex Material Handling Batteries

Features and Options
  • Drop-in replacement for Lead Acid Batteries
  • Maintenance free Li-ion batteries improve safety and efficiency
  • 36 V systems primarily for reach trucks and order pickers

48V Lithium SAFEFlex Material Handling Batteries

Features and Options
  • Drop-in replacement for Lead Acid Batteries
  • Maintenance free Li-ion batteries improve safety and efficiency
  • 48V systems primarily for reach trucks and forklifts

80V Lithium SAFEFlex Material Handling Batteries

Features and Options
  • Drop-in replacement for Lead Acid Batteries
  • Maintenance free Li-ion batteries improve safety and efficiency
  • 80V systems for forklifts

Lithium SAFEFlex Chargers | FBC Series

Features and Options
  • Charge up to 3 trucks simultaneously even with different voltages
  • Modular 15 kW and 30 kW models
  • CANBus communications
  • IoT Management via wireless and wired communications
  • Real time performance monitoring via Maestro cloud-based application
  • Easy configuration via touchscreen display
  • Industry’s highest energy density and efficiency, with smallest footprint

48V Swappable Industrial Battery (SWIB-1000)

Features and Options
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) Technology
  • Exceptional cycle life relative to other lithium-ion or Sealed Lead Acid batteries
  • IP 65 Rating ensures watertight operation in outdoor environments
  • Cell balancing on charge and discharge maximizes runtime and battery cycle life
  • Up to five batteries connected in parallel for charging or discharging
  • Active and sleep modes ensure no capacity loss when not in use
  • Five stage LEDs for state of charge indication

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Customer Ratings and Reviews

Green Cubes is a great company, great engineers, great product. That’s been kind of my number one go to [lithium] battery.

President, Industrial Power Company

The thing I like about Green Cubes is that they have other lines of business outside of material handling batteries, they have been in the lithium world for a long time. I can trust they will likely stay in business

VP, Industrial Battery Company

Green Cubes [differentiates] on its capability to custom design for things like the hardware, the firmware, and inverters. They also have economies of scale because they make battery systems for things like forklifts.

VP, Powered Cart OEM

I am doing some work with them right now. We’re learning their products, and looking at demos. They have good people. They seem like they know the technology well – they say they’re a technology company. I like that they’ve been in the lithium business a long time. I can trust they will likely stay in business.

Sales Manager, Industrial Battery Company

Green Cubes Technology would be my go-to for lithium applications.

Branch Manager, OEM

I’ve told my friends at Green Cubes, I don’t plan on going anywhere. I believe in loyalty.

President, Industrial Power Company