Over 100 standard sizes, over 700 custom sizes

16hr Chargers

50 Series - Economy, 120/240vac, single phase

8hr Chargers

80 Series - Standard single and three phase

High Output

100 Series - 20% higher output for multiple shifts & cold storage

Delivery Tracking

Quality Contruction

GRID CASTING

forklift battery,forklift batteries,24v forklift battery,36v forklift battery,48v forklift battery

Lead bars, or “pigs” are continuously fed  into the grid casting machines. The machines heat the lead to a liquid  state, and then rapidly pour preset amounts into the molds to produce the grids. Once pasted with lead oxide, they become the plates that make up each cell of a battery.  

COMPLETED GRIDS

raymond forklift battery,raymond reach battery,raymond pallet jack battery,dockstocker battery

As they are removed from the conveyor, each grid is inspected for proper thickness, stacked and palatalized for transport to the pasting area. Positive and Negative grids are cast using separate specialized molds. Different cell sizes use different molds, which requires retooling between production runs. 

GRID PASTING

yale forklift battery,yale electric lift battery,yale stacker battery,yale pallet jack battery

The positive and negative grids go to separate pasting areas. The positive paste has a reddish color and the negative paste has a dull gray color. Quality control personnel are ever present during this critical stage. 

PLATE CURING & WRAPPING

hyster forklift battery,hyster pallet jack battery,hyster stand up battery,hyster electric battery

The finished plates are then dried and cured in large ovens to harden the paste material. Once cured, the positive plates are wrapped, and the positive / negative plates are placed in the correct order with “separators” between them in preparation for initial cell assembly. 

CELL ASSEMBLY

crown forklift battery,crown pallet jack battery,crown reach battery,crown forklift batteries

Prior to inserting the plates into the cell jars, they are clamped tightly in a hydraulic jig, and the opposing rows of positive and negative plates are soldered together to form the positive and negative “straps”. The positive and negative posts are also formed during this process. Again, quality control is paramount at this   stage. 

FINAL ASSEMBLY:

clark forklift battery,clark lift battery,clark pallet jack battery,clark electric battery,eo583

The charged cells finally merge with the trays for final battery assembly. The lead intercell connectors are put in place and the delicate process of soldering them in series begins. Any mistake at this stage could cause a lead melt down, which would damage the cell(s), requiring them to be removed and scrapped. Upon completion, quality control personnel thoroughly inspect each battery.  

GB Battery

Chicago IL, USA

630-206-9300

Plant Hours

Mon

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

By Appointment

Sun

By Appointment

After hours & Tech Support: 215-667-8000

✉ Contact by Email