The advanced ConnectRx™ detects potential connector issues during the
charging process, delivering a new level of operational safety
Provides early warning of high connector temperatures with an
innovative, dual set point sensor for warning and fault levels
ProCore™ with advanced ConnectRx combines a sophisticated charge
algorithm, battery thermal management and anti-arc technology for
unparalleled safety and performance
Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leading supplier of industrial fast and
opportunity charging solutions for electric forklifts, today at ProMat
2017 (booth number S-361) launched a patent-pending advanced version of
its ConnectRx™ for its PosiCharge
line of electric forklift chargers for the materials handling industry.
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A charging connector equipped with the new advanced ConnectRx feature (Photo: Business Wire)
According to the NIST
White Paper "Towards Improved Forklift Safety," more than 100,000
forklift accidents occur every year in the United States. The study also
reported that one in six U.S. workplace deaths are caused by forklift
accidents. Solutions that enhance forklift safety can positively impact
workplace productivity and profitability.
"Last year AeroVironment launched ProCore with a focus on performance,"
said Ken Karklin, general manager and vice president of AeroVironment's
Efficient Energy Systems business segment. "With its intelligent
charging algorithm, companion app for easy configuration, and battery
universal design, our goal for ProCore is to improve the performance of
our customers' operations."
"Adding the advanced ConnectRx to ProCore's already impressive safety
features, such as anti-arc connectors, thermal management and automatic
battery watering, makes ProCore a differentiated solution for
performance and safety-focused operations," Karklin added.
The advanced ConnectRx, a standard feature on PosiCharge ProCore, is a
sophisticated cable connector health monitoring technology designed to
detect connector abnormalities during charging sessions. It immediately
alerts users to possible charger and battery output problems that could
potentially result in damage to the forklifts or facilities and injuries
In addition to the advanced ConnectRx, PosiCharge ProCore's anti-arc
disconnect feature protects the operator and minimizes wear on the
connectors. ProCore's advanced charge algorithm manages voltage and
battery electrolyte temperatures in real time and actively compensates
for superior battery-gassing control. The low overcharge and accurate
current control featured in ProCore contributes to extended battery life
and increased safety.
The new, advanced ConnectRx will be available beginning in spring 2017
as a standard feature on the PosiCharge ProCore series. ProMat 2017
takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, April 3-6.
AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable
intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California,
AeroVironment is a global leader in electric vehicle charging and test
systems, and unmanned aircraft systems, and serves businesses,
consumers, and government agencies. For more information visit www.avinc.com.
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