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Make the Most of Your ProMat 2017 Experience

Posted by Crown Battery on Mar 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Recently, we covered everything that interested attendees can expect to see and hear at ProMat 2017, the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chains in North America. Now, we want to help you make the most of the ProMat experience. With over 850 exhibitors, 100 seminars, keynote speakers, and the latest technologies, the whole experience could get a little overwhelming. Unless you can teleport or be in two places at once, you probably won’t be able to do it ALL. So, it’s a good idea to take some time and think about where you will find the most value, and how you can hit the areas that will most benefit your business. Here are some tips to get started.

What Is ProMat?

Posted by Crown Battery on Mar 7, 2017 2:20:22 PM

On April 3-6, manufacture industry leaders, consumers, and innovators will converge on Chicago’s McCormick Place to showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain equipment and systems.

How to Extend the Life of Your Battery

Posted by Crown Battery on Feb 13, 2017 2:45:57 PM

Batteries are the heart of material handling equipment. They're also one of the costliest components in any material handling piece of equipment-- often batteries are 25%-30% of a forklift’s purchase price. With so much money -- and your uptime -- on the line, it is imperative to take proactive steps to extend the life of your batteries.

What Makes a Battery Heavy Duty?

Posted by Crown Battery on Jan 25, 2017 10:29:00 AM

The term “heavy-duty” refers to items that are designed to handle difficult work or tasks, equipment that is built to be stronger and provide more power than standard equipment. By default, it would seem that anything related to industrial material handling or mining would need to be heavy duty - but are they?

ProMat 2015 After Dark: Chicago Nightlife

Posted by Crown Battery on Mar 19, 2015 2:23:45 PM

Spending all day at a show like ProMat can be exhausting. Not only are you traversing thousands of square feet of show floor, but you're talking, networking, shaking hands, and interacting with people for hours on end. For some people this means at the end of the day they just want to go to bed. But for others, it will mean you want to unwind and relax. We've put together this list of Chicago nightspots for every post-show craving you might have so you can be fresh and ready for the next day - and have a little fun, too.