Even the best equipment requires regular service. IBP can service all battery and charger types.
Benefits of Regular Service Include:
- Extended Battery Life
- Prevention of Damage To Lift Trucks
- Reduced Motor and Contact Replacement
- Increased Productivity
- Improved Running hours
- Improved Safety
Industrial Battery of Pittsburgh Offers Full Range of Services:
- Full Maintenance
- Field Service
- In-Shop Repair / Reconditioning
- Preventative Maintenance Care Programs
- Battery Cleaning / Wash service
- Environmental Assistance
- Battery Recycling
Industrial Battery of Pittsburgh’s highly experienced professional service staff can meet all levels of need for your industrial motive power maintenance services!
Motive Power Field Service Technicians:
IBP understands when your forklift batteries and chargers are in need of repair; service needs to happen quickly in order to keep your warehouse operations running smoothly. To expedite on-site repairs, maintenance and troubleshooting, our field service vehicles are outfitted with a comprehensive array of parts needed to perform the job. In most cases, our experienced techs can repair your battery or charger on site limiting downtime.
If needed, IBP has a full fleet of rental batteries and chargers on hand to keep your operation running smoothly.
Motive Power In-Shop Service and Reconditioning:
Battery of Pittsburgh operates a state of the art repair shop in West Elizabeth, PA. Over the last several years we have made major investments in updating all of equipment.
For jobs that are too large to perform in the field, or for instances when testing is required, we can haul your unit or units into our facility for a complete battery reconditioning process. Once your battery is reconditioned and returned to their highest available capacity, performance and life will be extended making your initial investment a better return.
*Ask about our no-charge service battery to utilize while your battery is being repaired (if available).
Motive Power Preventative Planned Maintenance Programs:
Industrial Battery of Pittsburgh offers several preventative maintenance programs designed to meet ones needs and budget. A well maintained battery room equals properly maintained batteries and chargers delivering better performance eliminating costly downtime and lost productivity.
In the end, the cost of repairs and downtime from poorly maintained equipment often exceed the cost of a custom designed preventative maintenance program. Our factory trained and certified technicians will provide the personal attention and detail that is required to keep your fleet running smoothly.
Maintenance Programs Offered:
- Power Care Gold
- Power Care Silver
- Power Care Bronze
Motive Power Battery Cleanings:
Protect your investment, increase productivity and extend battery life with Industrial Battery Of Pittsburgh’s battery washing service. IBP Pittsburgh will come to your site (weather permitting) and high-pressure wash and neutralize your battery fleet. Through this process we use a high-pressure rinse in conjunction with a water recirculating system. This yields a constant flow of water that is filtered; PH monitored and recycled reducing environmental concerns.
This service is available from April through October dockside. In winter months, the service can be provided with set up inside.
How Frequently Is Battery Washing Needed:
The frequency of battery cleaning all depends on how well the batteries are watered and how hard they are used. In a clean environment, a well maintained battery might require washing twice yearly via high pressure and cleaning twice yearly by hand. In a dirty environment, we may find cleanings are required quarterly.
Over watering or poor watering habits will result in more frequent battery washings or cleanings!
Consequences Due To Dirty Batteries:
- Premature Battery Failure
- Poor Battery Performance
- Battery Shorts and Grounds
- Tray Corrosion
- Possible Electronic Issues With Lift Truck / Forklift
A well maintained battery is a clean battery!
Motive Power Battery Repair & Recondition:
Purchasing a new battery can be costly. If budgeting does not permit, Industrial Battery of Pittsburgh will pick up your battery for evaluation to see if it is a candidate for repairing or reconditioning. To provide the most accurate results, IBP will run a full capacity test in order to determine the capacity of each cell. This allows you to make an educated decision on the best course of action for your company.
We carry most battery parts in inventory for faster service, and also offer field service on-site charger repair and battery repair if needed.
Detecting Battery Issues Early:
Early detection of battery problems can increase the life of your batteries. Delaying reconditioning may result in battery damage, charger damage and truck damage.
All IBP repairs come with a full warranty.
Typical Work Performed During Reconditioning:
- Steam Clean / Remove Corrosion
- Equalize Charge
- Adjust Specific Gravity
- Six Hour Discharge Test
- Replace or Repair Defective Cells
- Repair Cover to Jar Leaks
- Remove Sulphation (Desulfation)
- Replace Broken Jars or Covers
- Replace Cables and Connectors
- Clean and Paint
Motive Power Charger Repair:
If your charger is down, IBP can dispatch a factory-trained technician to your facility to inspect and troubleshoot the unit. If the repair cannot be handled onsite, we can bring the unit into our shop for further evaluation via state of the art testing equipment. Our motive power inventory includes most charger parts allowing for a faster return time.
* Ask about our no-charge charger to utilize while your charger is being repaired (if available).
Motive Power Battery Recycling:
All used lead-acid batteries recycled by Industrial Battery Of Pittsburgh are properly handled and recycled through East Penn Manufacturing. The East Penn Environmental Protection Plan provides our Company and our customers with the confidence needed to ensure complete environmental compliance.
IBP Pittsburgh’s fleet of delivery trucks and professional drivers will allow for easy pick-up and transportation of used batteries for recycling.
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