LIONIC® Reduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Your Industrial Truck Operations
- fast charging
- opportunity charging
- maintenance-free, no topping up with water
- low operating costs
- long life > 3000 cycles
- reliable operation
BENNING LIONIC® energy systems consist of 8 or 16 lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) cells arranged in series and are available for capacity ranges of 120 Ah, 240 Ah, 360 Ah and 480 Ah. The LIONIC® energy systems cover a very large proportion of the needs for electrically operated ground conveyors.
LIONIC® energy systems are about 50 % lighter and about 30 % smaller than comparable lead-acid batteries. Every energy system is fitted in a robust housing together with a Battery Management System (BMS) and can be integrated into standard battery trays.
The Battery Management System (BMS) ensures that voltage and temperature limits are maintained during the charging/discharging process. The individual cells are also monitored and are equalised in the event of potential deviations.
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- No need for a replacement battery
- Opportunity charging possible at any time (25 % charge in 20 min)
- 100 % charge in 2.0 h
LIONIC® energy systems are capable of fast charging and can also be opportunity charged. Charging is carried out at constant current.
In 2-shift operation, a replacement battery is not required if opportunity charging is carried out during breaks (1x15 min and 1x30 min per shift).
As an example, the fig. shows the capacity curve of a LIONIC® 24 V / 9 kWh (360 Ah) energy system for 2-shift operation with intermediate charging.
Economic and environmental advantages:
- Reduced energy costs
- High efficiency
- Low self-discharge
- Energy recovery system e.g. during braking
- Stand-by mode
- Environmentally friendly
- Approx. 30 % reduced energy costs
- Approx. 75 % lower maintenance costs
- Approx. 60 % lower battery handling costs
Charging is carried out on site
- No central charging station
- No need for battery changing equipment
- No ventilation and extraction systems
- No central water filling
- Short distances to charging point
LIONIC® energy systems can be charged at decentralised charging points. As no gassing occurs during charging and LIONIC® energy systems do not contain liquid electrolyte, the special regulations for central battery charging stations (e.g. DIN 50272-3, BGHW, ZVEI datasheet) do not apply in many respects to the charging of LIONIC® energy systems.
Investment costs for setting up these charging points are significantly reduced, as no special ventilation or acid-resistant floor material is required.
In many cases, working time is increased due to the reduced distance travelled to reach the decentralised charging station.
- Data transmission to laptop using infrared interface
- Current measuring data
- Long-term measuring data
These days, it is essential for battery-powered industrial trucks to have a high availability and to operate reliably and efficiently.
The control of the charging/discharging process for the traction batteries and the monitoring of battery temperatures are important measures for ensuring the maximum availability of the truck fleet at all times.