Let’s face it; a battery is one of the more (if not most) costly components in any material handling piece of equipment. Consider that a battery for a forklift can be 25-30% of the purchase price. With that level of investment, it is imperative to take proactive steps to extend the life of your batteries.
The term “heavy-duty” refers to items that are designed to handle difficult work or tasks, equipment that is built to be stronger than usual, or something that provides an unusual amount of power. By default, it would seem that anything related to industrial material handling or mining would need to be heavy duty - but are they?
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.