Trak® Xchange Battery Changer – PU 1250-1000 Dual Height

Drawing Number: AD-848-2016-01


Fork Truck Battery Changer – PU 1250-1000 Dual Height: 

As part of an ongoing relationship with Hoppecke Batterien, Acres regularly produce a number of bespoke fork truck battery changer units to suit customer requirements. Our product has improved incrementally over the years giving our designers and fabricators a wealth of experience to tackle almost any request.

The Acres PU machine is fixed to a PPT (Powered Pallet Truck) providing a fast and efficient mobile battery changing solution for around the clock warehouse operations.  The PU is powered by a hydraulic power pack which, in partnership with a pair of powerful magnets exchanges batteries between fork trucks and battery charging racks.

Acres are currently exporting custom machines to Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Holland, Slovakia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, South Africa and China as well as serving the UK.

For more information about the Hoppecke battery changing unit see: The trak® Xchange PU.

Design Scope:

This bespoke design features a dual height bed with extended magnet head to remove a multitude of batteries at a range of roll off heights as well as reach inset batteries otherwise obscured within the fork-truck chassis. This design also features a proxy sensor to detect the magnet safe zone and enable/disable the PPT’s movement ensuring full user safety. In addition a laser guide have been incorporated to assist the operator with levelling the bed and speed up the exchange process.


Hoppecke France

Machine Specification:
Roll off heights: 150mm to 430mm
Height minimum 150 mm
Height maximum 430mm
+ 160mm raise in roller bed
Magnet extension of 500mm
Roller bed extension/ protrusion of 200mm
Extended chassis frame width 800mm
Colour: RAL 5010 (Gentian blue)

Battery Details:
Battery 1 = 1030 L 525 W 625 H
Battery 2 = 830 L 525 W 780 H
Battery 3 = 815 L 400 W 765 H
Battery 4 = 1201 L 340 W 785 H
Battery 5 = 1220 L 350 W 790 H
Battery 6 = 1025 L 850 W 780 H
Battery 7 = 1025 L 850 W 780 H
Battery 8 = 1220 L 350 W7 90 H
Battery 9 = 1220 L 425 W 765 H

Safety and Security Features:
1/ Additional 3 x proximity switch and reflector.
2/ Interlocking battery catch – interlock set at height of
3/ External contact relay to connect to the PPT.
4/ System status indicators (if LED is red the user has forgotten
something, green means everything is ok).
5/ Laser pointer.
6/ PSL code switch – multi user programmable with different
access codes.
7/ Yellow label around the emergency stop button.
8/ Bed status indicator the LED will be green in top and
bottom position and red when in between.
9/ Proxy sensor to detect magnet safety zone and enable PPT.

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PPT Details:
Fork length: 1800mm
Fork outside width: 680mm
Fork spread: 165mm
PPT Lift: 122mm
Specification of the Powered Pallet Truck is the sole
responsibility of the customer. Acres Engineering can only offer
guidance and advice.

Note: Acres can only set the minimum roll off
height the maximum is determined by the
lift range on the PPT, note that on some
heavy batteries the PPT may relax (yield)
by up to 13mm.

Acres job number: AD-848-2016-01


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