Visitors and customers at CeMAT 2018 had the chance to see the new TENSOR xGEL battery, created by CNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide Technologies, a leading global provider of stored electrical energy solutions. In addition to it, the company also showcased its high performance TENSOR range and gave a sneak preview of the new ultra-high power 2100 HP High Output charger.
“After extensive successful field trials, we opened the order book on April 1st, with intense interest from customers looking for a maintenance-free VRLA battery that can replace a standard flooded traction battery,” said Dr. Kai Ruth, GNB Industrial Power Senior Product Manager, Motive Power, at the GNB stand.
TENSOR xGEL has been tested in field trials with industrial trucks used in the food, chemical and furniture industries, against standard flooded EPzS batteries and EPzV gel batteries.
The new TENSOR xGEL is combined with the Sonnenschein dryfit technology, resulting in a highly efficient battery, with high energy content, high charge acceptance and zero maintenance that can also be fully recharged from 70% depth of discharge in eight hours with the unique GNB X-profile.
Moreover, TENSOR xGEL can reduce energy consumption, increase working hours and running time significantly in various applications. Since it uses the dryfit technology, there is no need for a complex infrastructure for water refilling and there is also a much smaller risk of downtimes caused by incorrect battery handling.
“We have shown that the TENSOR xGEL can lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for our customers,” explained Dr. Ruth. ”Opportunity charging within two-shift operations as well as outdoor or low temperature use will particularly benefit from TENSOR xGEL. We invite customers to speak with us directly to determine if their application is one of the many which could benefit from this evolution in stored energy.”
Visitors also had the chance to experience first-hand how GNB Industrial Power consults with customers to offer the right technology and service with the best Total Cost of Ownership to meet every application need.
With the launch of the TENSOR xGEL, GNB Industrial Power has now a complete portfolio of batteries for all material handling applications, in both standard flooded as well as maintenance-free options, covering light, medium, heavy and extreme-duty.