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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

2017 ProMat Guide

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Meet Advanced Charging Technologies

Advanced Charging Technologies (ACT) is a provider of integrated solutions for fleet energy asset management, forklift battery and charging technologies. At the 2017 ProMat show, the international material handling conference hosted biannually in Chicago, ACT demonstrated its design and engineering capabilities through presentations surrounding its product suite that includes:
• Quantum chargers
• ACTview cloud application
• ACTintelligent data services
• BATTview battery monitoring technologies

ACT’s flagship product, the Quantum charger, launched in 2016 as the industry’s first smart industrial battery charger and since then more than 3000 units have been deployed across North America. Quantum chargers feature modular technology, built-in redundancy, plug-n-play operation, and scalability through field expansion— collectively providing the highest reliability in industrial charger technology. Quantum charger data is easily uploaded to ACT’s ACTview cloud application, where users can centrally manage their charger assets, analyze operational data, optimize battery and fleet performance, generate performance reports, and troubleshoot charger issues. ACTview enables users to leverage mobile accessibility to not only optimize motive power asset performance through real-time data, but reduce risks of equipment downtime and ultimately capitalize on analytical insight.

ACT also recently extended the capabilities of its BATTview battery monitoring devices by adding data integration functionality between BATTview units and Quantum chargers. Data integration allows both Quantum chargers and BATTview units to optimize charge cycle communications, in addition to scheduling and delivering precise equalization cycles and tracking charge cycle termination conditions. This allows for better overall diagnosis of charger and battery performance issues and demonstrates the future of smart devices for fleet asset, energy management and forklift battery charging technologies.

“One of the most unique capabilities of the new BATTview battery monitors is the remote firmware/software update, where we can push new updates from our network control center to all BATTview units in the field,” said Dr. Nasser Kutkut, Chief Technology Officer of ACT. “This allows ACT to add new functionalities to BATTview with minimal effort— ultimately transforming their industrial battery into smart industrial appliances,” added Dr. Kutkut.

A smart-grid solution for the future of warehousing, ACT’s product suite integrates information systems with user-friendly hardware that deliver powerful results for your motive power fleet. “Our engineering team, led by Nasser Kutkut, has designed and developed one of the most advanced industrial battery monitoring devices in the industry today,” said Bob Istwan, ACT CEO. “

ACT’s data-driven infrastructure of hardware and software solutions is systematically designed to make your charger fleet more efficient and your operations more effective. With unrivaled data metrics behind our world-renowned, high-efficiency technologies, ACT’s suite of intelligent and environment-adaptive solutions increases productivity, reduces fleet costs, improves safety and lowers greenhouse emissions. The company greatly values sustainable business practices, and in its recent partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, has proven its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible operations in all offices. ACT’s portfolio of battery and charging solutions are sold and serviced exclusively through the Deka Agent Network Organization.

Learn more about ACT at act-chargers.com.

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