A newly purchased specialised machine designed to regenerate batteries helps facilitate the process.
N.C. Nielsen has invested in a so-called Energic Replus regeneration machine for batteries. It is an advanced measuring tool which can determine, in the course of a 52-hour, 4-step process, whether parts of or the entire battery should be changed.
– Our new machine runs a number of cycles: The first discharges the battery and documents the current state of the battery; the next regenerates and discharges; and the last recharges to renew the battery power. In the process, we can replace the defective and worn cells in the battery. We remove "the rotten apples in the basket" to reconstruct the battery completely, explains Jan Vestergaard from N.C. Nielsen.
The average life cycle of industrial batteries is typically 5-7 years, and N.C. Nielsen’s regeneration process will generally extend the battery life cycle by 2-4 years. A company with a fleet of electric trucks can save significant amounts by regenerating existing batteries which can be sent to N.C. Nielsen for service check in Balling. The optimal regeneration period is a battery life cycle of three years. This will produce the best results:
– By extending the life cycle, the company can achieve savings. The costs of regenerating the battery should be held up against the cost of buying a new battery. It may turn out to be a good deal for the company – also because N.C. Nielsen puts a battery at the company’s disposal during the regeneration period, highlights Jan Vestergaard from N.C. Nielsen.
In N.C. Nielsen, the Energic Replus-machine serves different purposes. It is used for on-going maintenance of client batteries and the leasing fleet, but also as an element in the strict documentation demands and battery capacity rates. In addition, better exploitation of the batteries generates environmental benefits:
– Postponing the battery replacement sends a green and sustainable signal. It makes good sense to exploit the batteries throughout their expected life cycle. Subsequently, batteries are disposed of by our certified battery collectors, finishes Jan Vestergaard from N.C. Nielsen.